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Seven Pakistani Soldiers Killed Along Afghan Border


Seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed by "heavy fire" along the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani military officials said on October 27 that a military post came under fire early that day in the South Waziristan region.

It is unclear who initiated the gunfire, but Pakistani militants have been conducting cross-border assaults in the region in recent months since Pakistan deployed thousands of troops there.

In August, four Pakistani soldiers were killed in the region by a cross-border rocket attack.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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