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Pakistani tribesman linked to Al Qaeda to surrender next week

A Pakistani tribal militant linked to a wanted former Guantanamo Bay inmate is to give himself up to authorities in a remote tribal district near the Afghan border, an official said Thursday. Baitullah Mahsud and a number of his allies will surrender on February 7 under a peace deal between his clan and the government, local official Khan Bakhsh Khan told AFP in Wana, the main town in restive South Waziristan. However the government has refused an amnesty for his close companion Abdullah Mahsud, a one-legged tribal rebel who masterminded the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers last year. One hostage died in a rescue operation. Full Story

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