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Pakistan Army Hits Militants' Hideouts

The Pakistan army attacked hide-outs of foreign militants in a remote tribal region near Afghanistan on Friday, the third day of clashes that have killed 50 people, the military said. The skirmishes started Wednesday when al-Qaida-linked militants fired rockets on army checkpoints near Wana, the main city in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region, sparking an exchange of fire between the troops and rebels. On Friday, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan said that “Today, we appropriately responded to the latest unprovoked attacks by the terrorists.” The Pakistan army later said in a statement that 35 militants and 15 security soldiers had been killed in South Waziristan since Wednesday. It said that the foreign militants had taken the local population hostage, forcing the army to take action to flush them out. Full Story

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