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Pakistan Hunts Militants on Border

Pakistani troops backed by helicopters launched an offensive Thursday to capture suspected Al Qaeda fugitives in the mountains along the border with Afghanistan. The operations follow a series of attacks this week in Afghanistan suspected to have been carried out by Taliban and possibly Al Qaeda fighters. The attacks came amid new calls by Osama bin Laden for Muslims to attack U.S. forces and their allies. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, spokesman for Pakistan’s army, would not say whether the operation in Wana, across the border from Afghanistan’s Paktika province, was launched to capture Bin Laden or any other Al Qaeda leader. Full Story

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