Pakistan has deployed fresh troops in a lawless tribal region near the Afghan border for possible military action after foreign militants there failed to accept an offer of amnesty, a security official said Monday.
Brig. Mahmood Shah, chief of security for Pakistan's tribal regions, said the troops were sent to South Waziristan after the latest in a series of deadlines passed. He gave no details.
In March, a counter-terrorism operation in South Waziristan left more than 120 people dead. Tribal renegades there were accused of harboring Al Qaeda members.