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Pakistani Forces Pound Militant Position in Swat Valley

Pakistan's military says it has killed about 60 pro-Taliban militants in heavy fighting in the country's northwest.

A military spokesman says fighter jets attacked militant camps in the Swat Valley inflicting heavy casualties.

The attacks took place near Bajaur where there has been heavy fighting between the military and militants since August. The main town in the area, Khar has been under a strict curfew for several days.

According to the United Nations the fighting has displaced about 190,000 people. The U.N. says many have fled into neighboring Afghanistan to escape the violence.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.