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Pakistan Tribes Suspend Militant Hunt, Deal Sought

Pakistani tribesmen searching for al Qaeda and Taliban militants and their local allies called off the hunt Tuesday after some of the men they had targeted asked for time to surrender or flee. The government meanwhile said it would not insist on Tuesday’s deadline to tribal elders to hand over the militants and the local men who are harboring them. A militia of around 2,000 of the fiercely independent tribesmen is searching for the militants and their local hosts. Five local men who were being sought asked a tribal council to give them time to give themselves up or leave the area. Full Story

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