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Officials: Airstrikes Kill 15 Militants in Northwest Pakistan

Airstrikes killed at least 15 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Thursday, intelligence officials said, a week after security forces moved in on Taliban strongholds there. The deeply forested ravines of the valley are a key smuggling route between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and are dotted with Taliban bases used as launch pads for attacks on Pakistani forces. In the latest airstrikes, a local security commander and two intelligence officials said that 15...

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