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Islamists condemn Pakistan army moves

Islamic parties in Pakistan have condemned an ongoing military operation in a northern western tribal region. On Monday a soldier was killed in clashes as tribal groups resisted the troops in the Mohmand region. About 2,000 Pakistani forces moved into the semi-autonomous region last week in an attempt to stop remnants of the Taleban and al-Qaeda taking refuge in Pakistan. At the same time a joint US Afghan operation was launched on the other side of the border to trap rebel fighters in the mountains. Leaders of Pakistan’s Islamic alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, discussed the operation in at a meeting in Peshawar – the capital of the North West Frontier Province – on Monday. Full Story

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