Pakistan strike kills 27 Taliban
A Saturday air strike by Pakistani aircraft killed 27 Taliban militants in a northwestern tribal region, a paramilitary spokesman told Reuters.
The attack comes after a Friday suicide attack believed to be organized by the Taliban killed more than 100 people at a tribal council meeting.
The BBC cites an official as saying that 12 of the militants killed in the Saturday raid were would-be suicide bombers and another two were important commanders.
According to residents, 15 civilians were also injured in the strike.
This attack is part of an increased military pressure that the U.S. and Pakistani military have put on the Afghan border. Taliban and al-Qaeda militants had been entrenched in the lawless area, relatively safe from U.S. attacks the BBC reports.
Reuters reports that on Monday that the Pakistani government is expected present its strategy to combat the militancy in a closed parliamentary session.