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Six Pakistani Officers Killed At Checkpoint


Six Killed In Militant Attack In Northwestern Pakistan
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Pakistani police officials said militants attacked a checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan overnight, killing at least six police officers and wounding several others.

Two of the police officers, including a rural police superintendent, were beheaded.

Police said more than 100 Taliban militants raided the post in the town of Mattani, south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on October 14.

The rebels were armed with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and assault rifles.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal.

It was not immediately clear how many troops were manning the post when it was attacked.

Police said the militants also suffered losses when security forces retaliated.


With reporting by AP and dpa
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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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