Pakistan fights rebels, al Qaeda near border

by on March 19th, 2004;:405b0fb2:bcca577f2d372a59?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4599889

WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani forces have surrounded between 300 and 400 rebels, both foreign militants and their Pakistani tribal allies, in a fierce battle near the border with Afghanistan, the military said on Friday.

Pakistani troops pounded the besieged militants, who possibly include Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command as well as many other al Qaeda fighters, for most of the day with artillery while helicopters attacked them from above.

Etalkinghead Staff