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Pakistan Says Wounded Uzbek Militant on the Run

A senior Uzbek al Qaeda member was wounded in recent fighting with Pakistani forces on the border with Afghanistan and is on the run, the Pakistani military said on Saturday. Pakistani forces have fought against several hundred al Qaeda militants and their Pakistani tribal allies since March 16 in the lawless South Waziristan tribal region as part of the government’s push to clear the area of foreign militants. “Sources have confirmed that Tahir Yuldashev, one of the top al Qaeda leaders…was also injured in that operation and is now hiding,” the military said in a statement. Yuldashev is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and was accused of a series of bomb blasts in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, in 1999. Full Story

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