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KHAR, Pakistan — Pakistani security forces have killed 15 militants, including a senior commander, in separate clashes as they seek to rout the Taliban from strongholds in the country's northwest, officials said Thursday.
The deadliest fighting was in Swat Valley, the site of a major military offensive this summer that was declared a success but has been the scene of sporadic violence since.
Ten suspects were killed in overnight fighting following a raid on a militant hide-out near the Swat Valley town of Kabal, Maj. Mushtaq Ahmed said.
Originally posted by plumranch
"The army has launched several offensives, including one under way in South Waziristan. Many fear the U.S. plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan will push more militants into Pakistan."
I'm still not sure if obama will go after the Talibans moving in from Pakistan or have our troops sit back and patrol the major cities?
LONDON – Pakistan's prime minister Thursday signaled his country's cautious response to President Barack Obama's new policy for Pakistan and Afghanistan by declining to endorse the U.S.-led troop surge.
Instead, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said his government needs more information about Obama's plan to expand the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan and at the same time increase aid to Pakistan.
Gilani said Pakistan was looking into the policy announced by Obama on Tuesday, including the suggestion that more covert CIA resources would be deployed in Pakistan, where the central government faces a strong threat from Islamic extremists.
"Regarding the new policy of President Obama, we are studying that policy," Gilani said during a joint news conference with his British counterpart Gordon Brown in London. "We need more clarity on it, and when we get more clarity on it, we can see what we can implement on that plan."