Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf says about 100 al Qaida members have been killed in military operations near the Afghan border.
Speaking with Pakistani news media, the president did not say when the al Qaida fighters were killed. He said the government was using military and political channels in Pakistan's remote western tribal regions to flush out al Qaida terrorists.
Tens of thousands of Pakistani forces are patrolling the western tribal regions in search of al Qaida and insurgent fighters.
Last week Pakistan killed one of country's most wanted militants (Amjad Farooqi) during a raid. Information from the raid triggered a new round of arrests across the country.