PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Commandos in Pakistan have been
battling fierce resistance in a raid on a militant compound near
One militant was killed and five others arrested.
The raid targeted a bombing cell accused in recent attacks. The
northwestern Pakistani city is a main gateway to the Afghan border
region where many al-Qaida and Taliban militants are based.
Militants have carried out a wave of deadly attacks in apparent
retaliation for a Pakistan army offensive in the tribal area of
Officials say the raid netted a cache of suicide jackets, as
well as a number of bombs, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and
Pakistani security forces also killed 13 suspected militants in
gunbattles in two other parts of the volatile northwest region.