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Pakistan Forces Kill 54 Militants

Three troops also killed in firefight near Afghan border

(Newser) - Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships and jets killed 54 alleged militants in a much-contested region near the Afghan border, a government official said today. Three troops also died in the clashes. Pakistani troops were doing routine patrolling in the Mohmand tribal region when they came under attack, according... More »

20,000 Flee Pakistani Border Offensive

Army cracks down on Mohmand province al-Qaeda fighters

(Newser) - A huge Pakistani army offensive against militants in the tribal region of Mohmand near the Afghan border has forced 20,000 to 25,000 people to flee their homes, officials and witnesses tell the BBC . The assault has been going on for a week now, and has killed 60 to... More »

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