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Pakistan Kills 17 Fighting Militants Near Afghanistan

The Pakistani military said Sunday that it had killed 17 people, including women and children, in a fight with militants in volatile North Waziristan Province, near the Afghan border. Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, the spokesman for the Pakistani military, said the clash began when a group of fighters tried to escape a search operation, using women and children as shields. The fighters, and some of the women with them, threw grenades at the Pakistani troops, killing one, General Sultan said. Soldiers had cordoned off a house in which explosives and detonators had been found, near the town of Miranshah, the military said. Full Story

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