Pakistan's Army Says 42 Militants Killed in Latest Offensive Against Taliban

Pakistan's army says 42 militants have been killed in the latest stage of its offensive against the Taliban close to the Afghan border.

A statement Tuesday says that troops were making steady progress in the 11-day old campaign in South Waziristan.

The fight is seen as a major test of Pakistan's will and ability to tackle Islamist extremist sanctuaries in its northwest.