Pakistan's security force has arrested 10 terrorists in North Wazirstan along the border area of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials say the operation was launched Sunday after intelligence reports indicated that several al-Qaida suspects were hiding in the mountainous region, about 300 kilometers southwest of Islamabad.

The latest offensive comes after the Pakistani army warned local tribesman to stop protecting terrorists, or face military action.

Last week, Pakistani soldiers killed two foreign al-Qaida members and arrested 11 in the same region.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.