Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Gambian citizens flee ahead of Barrow inauguration

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as President

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Population studies: France's 'ethnicity' taboo

Read more

THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

Read more

FOCUS

Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

Read more

ENCORE!

Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

Read more

Strikes kill several militants in Pakistan

Latest update : 2008-08-13

Missile strikes targeting Islamic militants in a tribal region on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border killed up to 10, according to reports. Pakistan has protested such strikes, attributed to US-led forces in Afghanistan.

At least 10 militants were reported killed when four missiles fired from Afghanistan hit their hideouts in a Pakistani tribal area, officials said Wednesday.
  
The missiles struck two militant hideouts in Baghar village in the restive district of South Waziristan on Tuesday night, a senior security official told AFP.
  
"At least 10 militants were killed in the strikes according to our initial reports," he said.
  
"There were reports about presence of Arab, Turkmen and local militants in the two hideouts, run by a local commander Zanjir Wazir," he added.
  
It was not clear whether Wazir was in either of the hideouts when the missiles struck.
  
Al-Qaeda chemical weapons expert Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar was believed to have been killed in a similar missile strike in July.
  
The Egyptian, 54, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, had a five-million-US-dollar bounty on his head and allegedly ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.
  
Pakistan has protested over a wave of missile strikes attributed to US-led forces in Afghanistan in recent months which have killed a number of people.

Date created : 2008-08-13

COMMENT(S)