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‘Afghan militants attack from Pakistan’

Afghan militants are still launching attacks from neighbouring Pakistan despite the Pakistani military’s battle against militants, a US army officer said on Monday. “My base, where I live, is in Khost province, and I will say, absolutely, there are insurgents coming across the border from Pakistan attacking into Khost, then returning back into Pakistan,” Col Gary Cheek told a news conference. Cheek is commander of about 4,000 US-led troops in 16 eastern Afghan provinces, including Khost. He commended the Pakistani military for operations, launched more than a year ago, to clear militants from the rugged Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan. Full Story

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