Pakistan's army kills 30 terrorists in northwest
Pakistan's army killed 30 terrorists in fresh fighting in the country's volatile northwest, the military said Saturday. Army spokesman Major Nasir Ali said the men died when the military backed by fighter jets destroyed some of their hideouts in Swat Valley on Friday. Swat was once a popular tourist destination, but has been the scene of intensified military action against al-Qaida- and Taliban-linked gunmen in recent weeks. Scores have reportedly been killed in tribal regions along the Afghan border since Pervez Musharraf was ousted from power on Aug. 18.
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