Pakistan Kills 55 Al-Qaeda

by on June 15th, 2004

June 15 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan’s security forces finished a six-day operation in which they killed 55 al-Qaeda suspects and supporters hiding in the country’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, military spokesman said.

“The successful operation has ended and we have control of the region,” General Shaukat Sultan from the capital, Islamabad. “We continue to look for other militants who may have escaped” in the Shakai valley in South Waziristan.

Stephen Macklin