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Foreign fighters snub Pakistan's olive branch

Suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban militants hiding out in this country’s semiautonomous tribal belt have ignored an April 30 deadline for foreigners to register with the government and lay down their arms. Pakistani authorities this weekend quietly extended the amnesty offer, expressing hope that an extra seven days would convince the militants to live in harmony with the federal government here, and to cease attacking US troops over the Afghan border. Officials also encouraged local tribal leaders to vouch for the safety of those foreigners who cooperate.Full Story

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