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17 Militants Killed in Pakistani Fighting

Pakistani officials say at least 17 militants were killed overnight in a failed raid on a military checkpoint in a northwestern border region. Military officials said the clash erupted Friday night in the Khyber tribal district bordering Afghanistan, when around 60 militants raided the security outpost in the Spin Qamar area.   After a battle lasting several hours, the military fought off the attackers.  Officials say they found 17 bodies in the area Saturday morning. The...

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