55 insurgents, 2 troops killed in northwest Pakistan

Fifty-five insurgents and two troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in a raging battle for a district near Pakistan's capital, the country's military said Friday. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas told a news conference that the insurgents killed in the Buner region included foreigners. He did not give any details of their identity. Abbas also said that gunmen had kidnapped 10 troops in the nearby Dir district.