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Eight killed as militants clash with Pakistani troops

At least eight people were killed as Pakistani security forces clashed with militants believed linked to Al-Qaeda in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, local officials said.”The dead included five militants,” an administration official said requesting anonymity on Tuesday. The exchange of fire erupted after militants perched on surrounding hills attacked soldiers in the Makin area, 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Wana, the main town in tribal South Waziristan region, he said. Militants also attacked a military convoy in the nearby Sarvakai area, military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said.Full Story

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