Pakistan army colonel, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Pakistani military and intelligence officials say an army colonel and two militants have been killed in a shootout during a pre-dawn raid in the country's northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- A Pakistani army colonel and two militants were killed Monday in a shootout during a pre-dawn raid in the country's northwest, military and intelligence officials said.

In a statement, the military described the militants as “high-value” targets who were planning attacks. It said the raid took place on the outskirts of a town called Tank, and said weapons and explosives were found. It did not provide further details on the militants' identities or affiliation.