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Saturday, August 25, 2007

250 Militants killed in Pakistan Fighting

Fighting in Pakistan Kills 250 Militants

A month of fierce fighting near the Afghan border has killed about 250 militants and 60 the army said Friday, hours after the deaths of six soldiers in a suicide attack and roadside bombing.

Pakistan, a key ally of the United States in fighting terrorism, has deployed about 90,000 troops in the border region to try to contain al-Qaida and Taliban militants and their local supporters, who often target security forces. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is under growing pressure from Washington to crack down on militants in the area.

Violence has surged in the region since July, when militants scrapped a September 2006 peace deal after accusing the government of violating the agreement  For the rest of the story: Fighting in Pakistan Kills 250 Militants

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