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Nine Killed In Violence In Northwestern Pakistan

Pakistani soldiers patrol in the Bannu district. (file photo)

Nine people, including five militants, two security personnel, and two civilians have been killed in three separate attacks in northwestern Pakistan, the military and witnesses said. The military said in a statement on December 6 that one soldier and five militants were killed in a clash in North Waziristan tribal district. Separately, gunmen killed a paramilitary Frontier Corps soldier and his father in North Waziristan's Bannu district after entering their house. In a third incident, attackers killed a tribal elder in North Waziristan's Haidarkhel area. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, click here.