Pakistan: 16 killed in Islamist attack on rival tribesmen

Islamic fighters attacked rival tribesmen in Pakistan's volatile northwest near the Afghan border in a battle that killed 16 people, Pakistani officials said Tuesday. The latest unrest near the South Waziristan tribal region will likely add to woes of Pakistan's new government, which has sought to strike peace deals with fighters operating in the northwest. The violence began Monday night, when fighters attacked villages outside the town of Jandola, near South Waziristan, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said, providing no further details.