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October 22, 2014
Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials
Islamabad (AFP) Oct 21, 2014
Pakistan's military Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in air strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. The strikes, that also killed a number of foreign fighters, took place on Tuesday in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan district, a stronghold of Taliban-linked groups, the military said in a statement. Pakistan has been battling Islamist groups in its semi-autonomous tribal belt since 2004 afte ... read more

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