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Pakistan Kills Two Dozen Terror Suspects

Paramilitary troops stormed a fortress-like compound with mortars and machine-gun fire Tuesday, killing 24 suspects in a fierce crackdown on al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives in the rugged tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, the army spokesman said. The operation — which left at least eight Pakistani troops dead and 15 wounded — was a stunning message delivered just one day after the military president promised to rid the territory of foreign terrorists. There have been several anti-terror operations in the semiautonomous tribal belt in recent months, but none so bloody. Brig. Mahmood Shah, security chief in the tribal regions, said the raid was “the most deadly” in memory in the tribal areas. “There will be more such operations,” he told The Associated Press. “We will continue these operations until it is assured that our tribal areas have been purged of foreign terrorists.” Full Story

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