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Pakistani Defends Effort Against Militants

Ten thousand feet up on the border, Pakistani army positions dot the peaks and slopes of a steep mountain ridge to prevent al-Qaida and Taliban militants from sneaking into Afghanistan to stage attacks on Sunday’s elections. Stung by criticism that it is not doing enough to guard the rugged frontier, Pakistan said Thursday it has stepped up security and accused the U.S.-led coalition of deploying too few troops to protect eastern and southern Afghanistan. “You see the amount of effort we are making compared to them?” asked Brig. Imitiaz Wyne at Kundigar, the highest border post in the North Waziristan tribal region, opposite the volatile Afghan province of Paktika. He pointed to several of his troop positions, marked by smoke flares, on the heights about a mile away.Full Story

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