BAJAUR - Pakistani warplanes and helicopter gunships killed 12 al Qaeda-linked militants on Friday in attacks on their positions in the Bajaur region on the Afghan border, a paramilitary force official said.
The Pakistani military said it has killed about 1,100 militants in Bajaur since August but there has been no independent verification of that casualty estimate.
SWAT - Jet fighters bombed militant hideouts in the norwestern Swat valley but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.
SWAT - Militants ambushed a military convoy with a roadside bomb in Swat but there were no casualties.
NORTH WAZIRISTAN - Gunmen kidnapped a Pakistani doctor, Mazhar Khan, working with a non-governmental organisation in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, a known sanctuary for al Qaeda and Taliban militants, a doctor in the region said.
(Reporting by Junaid Khan, Haji Mujtaba and Sahibzada Bahauddin; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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