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Pakistani Tribesmen Hunts for Attackers

Thousands of armed tribesmen began a search Thursday for the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a Pakistani army convoy that was carrying fuel for troops battling suspected al-Qaida fighters. The Mahsud tribesmen were searching homes and asking people for clues into the March 22 ambush that killed at least 12 soldiers near Sarwakai in South Waziristan, said Noor Alam Khan, a Mahsud tribal elder. Eight other soldiers were nabbed in the ambush and executed. Sarwakai is located in the territory of the Mahsud tribe. Under rules governing this semiautonomous area, a tribe is obliged to help authorities track down people who may be wanted for involvement in attacks against the government, and can be punished collectively if they fail to do so. Full Story

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