Three Indian engineers, abducted by the Taliban, have been rescued in a special military operation in eastern Logar province while they were being taken to Pakistan, Afghanistan`s intelligence agency announced on Saturday.
At least 30 militants were killed today in targeted airstrikes conducted by Pakistan`s military in the restive northwest tribal region, taking the total number of terrorists killed in the army`s all-out offensive against the Taliban to over 260.
The Pakistan Government has ordered all security-related agencies to be placed on high alert across the country following the launch of a military operation against terrorists in the North Waziristan Agency.
Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.
An Afghan operation to flush out
Taliban rebels and showcase growing military competence has
turned into a debacle, with many troops dead or captured and
commanders pleading for help, The New York Times reported.
Pakistan is likely to launch another full-fledged military operation against militants in Pakistan`s Khyber tribal agency with over 1,000 security personnel deployed in Bara area of the region, local media reports said on Monday.