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January 16, 2007 -- The Pakistan Army has launched a strike on a militant camp in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistani military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said the army carried out the operation in the South Waziristan tribal region after receiving confirmed intelligence reports that 25-30 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives were hiding there.
Sultan could not give an exact casualty figure, but he said he believed all the suspected terrorists were killed.
"This morning around 6:55 a.m. Pakistan security forces carried out a precision strike in which the gunship helicopters also participated," Sultan said. "And out of a complex of five compounds, we have successfully destroyed three compounds. And all the terrorists present in those three compounds are believed to have been killed."
The raid in South Waziristan came days after the U.S. intelligence chief said leaders of both Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan's former ruling Taliban militia were finding shelter in Pakistan's lawless frontier areas.