17 killed in Nato air strike
ASADABAD: A child was among three civilians who died in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan which also killed 14 insurgents, local officials said on Wednesday. The attack by the Nato-led ISAF happened late on Tuesday in the Dangam district of Kunar province. “Fourteen militants, among them some Arab and Pakistani nationals, and three civilians have been killed in last night’s air strikes,” provincial governor Wahidi said.
GHALLANAI: Militants shot dead two persons and set on fire their truck in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Wednesday. Spokesperson for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Sajjad Mohmand claimed responsibility for the killings. “Both the persons were killed for violating the warning to the driver for not to ply vehicles on the Pak-Afghan Highway,” he added.
‘Jang Group role similar to media role in US’
By Hanif Khalid
ISLAMABAD: US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen has appreciated the media role of the Jang Group in tremendous manner. In an interview with The News at the residence of US ambassador here on Wednesday, Mullen said that the role of the Jang Group is extremely important with regard to the freedom of press and the Jang Group is literally performing media role just as media is playing its role in the US. Mullen said that in his point of view to find true news and disseminate it to the public is vital in Pakistan like other democratic countries because in this way the people come closer to each other.