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Pakistan: More Than 50 Terrorists Killed

More than 50 terrorists have been killed in Pakistan’s largest military operation yet against suspected al-Qaida fighters and local sympathizers in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, a top official said Thursday. Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayyat vowed that the operation in South Waziristan, which began 10 days ago, would continue until the “complete elimination” of terrorists holed up there. “Over 20 terrorists have been killed in the operation so far and it is expected that 30 to 35 more dead bodies of terrorists will be recovered as the operation concludes,” Hayyat told lawmakers in a National Assembly debate. He did not identify the terrorists or say whether they were foreigners or local tribesmen. Full Story

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