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Pakistan Kills 30 Militants

Pakistan Kills 30 Militants
Pakistan Kills 30 Militants

Pakistan's military says it has killed 30 militants in an air strike on a Taliban hideout near the Afghan border.

The military said in a statement that the rebel hideout in the Shawal mountains was targeted Saturday after authorities received a tip that insurgents were hiding there.

Shawal is in South Waziristan, a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan, where the military in October launched an air and ground offensive to flush out Taliban militants

In another development Saturday, suicide bombers have attacked two police stations in northwest Pakistan.

The attacks in Mensehra and Balakot killed a police chief and wounded several other police officers.

Officials say one of the suicide bombers blew himself up, while another was shot dead by police. A third escaped.

The French news agency is reporting that bomb disposal personnel defused explosives strapped to the dead attacker's body.

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