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Pakistan Launches Assault In Northwest, 20 Militants Dead


PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) -- Pakistani security forces backed by aircraft have killed at least 20 Taliban insurgents in a military assault in the Mohmand region on the Afghan border, a paramilitary spokesman said.

"We have launched a full-fledged operation on militant strongholds. We have confirmed reports of 20 deaths on the militant side," said a spokesman for the Mohmand Rifles paramilitary force.
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