Pakistan: security forces raid al-Qaeda camp in Waziristan

Pakistani security forces clashed with militants at an al-Qaeda camp near the Afghan border May 22, leaving at least three dead. Maj.-Gen. Waheed Arshad, an army spokesman, said that after receiving reports about the training camp in North Waziristan, tribal elders were sent in to tell its leaders to shut it down. They came under fire, triggering a gun battle. “Security forces returned the fire and are in the process of clearing the miscreants’ training facility,” the military said in a statement. (AlJazeera, May 22)

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