The operation Thursday was in the region's remote Tirah Valley in the Bara district, the Dawn newspaper reported, quoting the officials. They said security forces destroyed the house of a militant commander, known only as Javed, who is linked to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Islam group.
Pakistan's tribal areas are near the border with Afghanistan. U.S. officials say they are used as havens by the Taliban and al-Qaida operatives to launch attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan.
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