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Pakistan Airstrikes Kill 13 Militants

Officials in Pakistan say military jets pounded suspected Taliban hide-outs Sunday in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing at least 13 suspected militants.

Authorities say Pakistan's northwestern tribal region has become a safe haven for al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants fighting against American forces in Afghanistan.

Elsewhere in northwestern Pakistan, police say a local journalist was shot dead by security forces late Saturday in Swat Valley when he failed to stop his vehicle, despite warnings.

In southwestern Pakistan today, a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorcycle killed a pedestrian and wounded at least four others in a market.

An ethnic Baluch nationalist group has claimed responsibility.

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