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Seven Pakistani Troops Killed In Fresh Border Attack

(RFE/RL) 10 January 2006 -- At least seven members of the Pakistani security forces have been reported killed in a rocket attack on a military post in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Officials said suspected militants attacked the post near Miranshah, capital of the North Waziristan tribal region, early this morning.

The assault is reported to have continued for a number of hours. No casualties among the attackers were immediately reported.

The attack came days after eight Pakistani troops were reported killed on 7 January in an assault on another post in the region.

Pakistan has deployed thousands of forces in an effort to stop Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants and their local allies from operating along the mountainous Pakistan-Afghan border region.


Afghanistan's Musical Revival

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