PESHAWAR - The Pakistani military said it killed 29
Taliban fighters on Wednesday in the final stage of an operation aimed at
forcing hundreds of insurgents back across the border into
Soldiers used artillery, helicopter gunships and fighter
jets against the insurgents, accused of beheading 17 Pakistani soldiers in
The battle was the culmination of weeks of operations in the remote
valleys of the Batwar area of Bajaur tribal agency near the border.