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Militants Free 19 Hostages In Pakistan


http://gdb.rferl.org/433C25EA-B595-491B-ABE9-933DD52A4FB7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/433C25EA-B595-491B-ABE9-933DD52A4FB7_mw800_mh600.jpg South Waziristan is a stronghold of pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan's border region (file) (epa) August 28, 2007 -- Officials in Pakistan say pro-Taliban militants have released 18 soldiers and a government official captured near the Afghan border earlier this month.


Sixteen soldiers were abducted August 9 in the South Waziristan region. One was later beheaded and his body dumped in a soccer field.


The other freed men were three soldiers and a security official abducted in the same region last week.


(Reuters, AP)

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