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Al-Qaeda hunt sparks border clash

Pakistani troops have fought a ferocious gun battle with tribesmen close to the Afghan border. At least eight soldiers were killed in the drive against fugitive Taleban and al-Qaeda members, a military spokesman said. He believed 24 suspects had died. Local residents reported heavy gunfire from both sides throughout the day. Pakistan has conducted several recent operations against suspects believed to be hiding in the area. A similar US operation is under way in Afghanistan. “We believe that 24 suspected terrorists have been killed,” military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan told the Associated Press. Full Story

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