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Pakistan Deploys 9,500 Troops at Border

Pakistan has sent 9,500 more troops to the border with Afghanistan to prevent infiltration by militants intent on disrupting Afghan elections later this month, the army said Tuesday. Taliban-led insurgents hoping to disrupt the Sept. 18 vote are believed to have sought sanctuary in some parts of Pakistan’s deeply conservative tribal regions, drawing criticism from Afghan and U.S. officials. Pakistan, a key U.S. ally in the war on terror, now has about 80,000 forces at the border.Full Story

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