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Revolt in Southwest Pakistan Nearly Put Down: Governor

Pakistan security forces have nearly quelled a revolt led by a tribal chieftain in Baluchistan, the governor of the southwest province said on Aug. 2. Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani told journalists that 84 tribal militants had been killed along with 45 members of the security forces since a military operation was launched last December to put down an uprising led by Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Some 62 civilians, including women and children, have also been killed in the conflict so far, Ghani said, and a further 96 have been wounded. Critics believe the casualties may have run into hundreds. Full Story

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