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50 Taliban killed in Waziristan

Making their first contact with fighters of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud in a new offensive in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region, army troops killed 50 militants in an aerial and artillery bombardment.

world Updated: Jun 21, 2009 00:44 IST

Making their first contact with fighters of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud in a new offensive in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region, army troops killed 50 militants in an aerial and artillery bombardment.

Fresh fierce clashes were also reported on Saturday between security forces and rebels in Bajaur and Mohmand tribal areas close to the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani fighter jets and attack helicopters pounded militant hideouts in South Waziristan, killing 50 Taliban fighters in the past 24 hours, military officials were quoted as saying by the Dawn news channel.