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Militants, Pro-Gov't Group Clash in Northwestern Pakistan, 15 Dead
a pakistani armored vehicle fires toward taliban positions in loi sam, in the bajaur tribal region, pakistan, 25 oct 2008 reports say the fighting began after militants took at least 60 people hostage .
the military says nearly 1,500 suspected militants and 73 troops heave died during a two-month-long offensive in bajaur .
in the nearby bajaur tribal aregion sunday, pakistani security officials say government forces killed at least eight militants with the help of military helicopters .
on saturday, the militarly said it recaptured a key border town in bajaur, dealing a severe blow to the militants' communication lines .