Six members of a vaccination team, including a doctor working for the WHO and three security personnel, were kidnapped by militants while administering polio drops to children in Pakistan`s restive northwest on Monday.
Pakistani troops killed 20 suspected Taliban insurgents Saturday in a northwestern region near Afghanistan while missile strikes believed launched from U.S. drones killed an additional five militants in another tribal area, officials said.
Rescuers scrambled to remove the rubble of over 20 houses that collapsed due to the impact of the suicide car bombing at a playground in northwest Pakistan as the toll in the devastating attack rose to 95 on Saturday.
Thirty-four militants, including
a member of the Taliban council, were captured by Pakistani security forces and local militias while another 10 insurgents
surrendered to troops in the country`s lawless tribal region.