March 6th, 2010
10:24 PM ET

Taliban leader in Swat Valley killed in airstrike

Islamabad, Pakistan - More than two dozen militants were killed Friday in a Pakistani military airstrike that targeted high-value Taliban leaders, a Pakistani military official told CNN on Saturday.

The strike on militant hideouts in the country's tribal region killed Taliban leader Fateh Mohammad, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Pakistani station Express TV.

Taliban commanders Mullah Faqir Mohammad and Qari Ziaur Rehman were also targets, but Malik could not confirm whether they were killed in the assault.

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