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Pak soldiers attack Taliban den, kill 10

At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when Pakistani security forces targeted rebel hideouts in the restive Aurakzai tribal region on Sunday.

world Updated: Apr 19, 2009 22:42 IST

At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when Pakistani security forces targeted rebel hideouts in the restive Aurakzai tribal region on Sunday.

Troops have launched a fresh offensive to flush militants out of the Kurram and Aurakzai Agencies, TV channels reported.

In a separate incident, eight people were reportedly killed when a US drone fired two missiles at a home in south Waziristan — the stronghold of local Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud. Locals said they had seen two drones flying over a home of a man belonging to the Mehsud tribe and was targeted in the missile attack.