'Forty held' in Khyber operation
Pakistani forces have acted decisevly against suspected militants in the Khyber region.
The operation will be welcomed by US and NATO troops who have been coming under fire from Taleban supporters although the action has itself cut of a major supply route being used by US / Nato forces.
40 people have been held and it is reported tha 14 Taleban camps have been destroyed.
Pakistani forces have arrested 40 people and destroyed suspected militant houses and camps in a key operation in the Khyber region, officials say.
The operation has led to the closure of a crucial overland route carrying supplies to US and Nato troops fighting the Taleban in Afghanistan.
The offensive involves ground troops, helicopters and tanks.
There has been a spate of hijackings and attacks on vehicles carrying supplies into Afghanistan.