Two Taliban commanders were among 12 militants, including foreigners, shot dead by Pakistani forces on Friday in Karachi and Ziarat district of troubled neighbouring province of Balochistan, officials said.
Pakistani airstrikes have killed at least 30 militants including a local warlord's "important commanders" in the country's restive northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials and militant sources said on Monday.
An American couple cleared on Sunday by a Qatari appeals court of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter has been barred from leaving the Middle Eastern country just hours after they were told they were free to go.
Coalition forces launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul, the US military said Saturday, without confirming whether the group`s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.
At least 33 militants were killed today when Pakistani air force jets pounded their hideouts in the restive North Waziristan tribal region where the military has launched a major offensive against the Taliban.
The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq's largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.