Official: Pakistan kills 10 alleged insurgents

AP News
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Posted: Jun 24, 2011 9:00 AM

A government administrator says Pakistani fighter jets have bombed suspected militant hideouts in a northwestern region near the Afghan border, killing at least 10 alleged insurgents.

Javed Khan says the airstrikes Friday hit two areas of the Kurram tribal region based on intelligence reports about the presence of militants.

Pakistan's army has waged multiple offensives in various parts of Pakistan's lawless tribal belt in order to force out al-Qaida and Pakistani Taliban fighters.

The U.S. also launches missile strikes against suspected militants hiding along the border.

Information from the tribal regions is difficult to verify independently, however, because access is restricted.