Women among 32 killed in Pakistan militant clashes

By
September 15, 2008 08:17

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Security forces killed 32 people, including three women, in strikes against suspected militant hideouts in northwest Pakistan, an official said Monday. The Sunday death toll resulted from the latest round of a bloody military offensive that has reportedly killed hundreds in recent weeks in the Bajur tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Bajur is a suspected hide-out of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and one of the regions the US fears is a safe haven for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters involved in attacks in Afghanistan. The Pakistani military operation in Bajur comes amid tension with the US over whether the Muslim nation is doing enough to root out insurgents from its territory and whether the US should pursue its own unilateral strikes there. Senior government official Iqbal Khattak said most of the dead Sunday were alleged militants but at least three were women. The information is difficult to confirm independently because of the region's remote and dangerous nature.

Related Content

Police officers stand at a cordon after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminste
August 15, 2018
Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack

By REUTERS