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Monday, December 7, 2009

Key Anti-Taliban Figure Assassinated in Pakistan

KHAR, Pakistan-A key anti-Taliban tribal leader was assassinated Friday in a roadside bombing, the latest in a series of attacks against pro-government militias in the Afghan border area of northwestern Pakistan.
Elsewhere, authorities found the bullet-riddled body of another tribal elder who was seized from his home late Thursday in an attack that also left his son dead.
Violence has increased in Bajur and other northwestern tribal regions since the army launched an offensive in South Waziristan in mid-October. Fifteen Taliban fighters were killed in operations over the past 24 hours in South Waziristan, a military statement said Friday.
Pakistani troops took control of three important militant strongholds in the Bara area of Khyber tribal region, killing another 15 insurgents...

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