Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Waziristan clash 'leaves 11 dead'

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 13:43 GMT 14:43 UK

At least 11 people have died in fresh violence in Pakistan's north-west tribal region, officials say.
Eight militants and one soldier are said to have died in a clash with security forces near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.
Earlier, unidentified armed men shot dead two local policemen in the area.
The attacks come days after the end of an 11-day ceasefire called by pro-Taleban militants battling security forces in the restive region.
North Waziristan is located near the border with Afghanistan and has been the scene of recent fighting between Pakistani troops and Islamic militants.
Tens of thousands of Pakistani soldiers have been deployed in the rugged terrain to hunt down Taleban and al-Qaeda militants.

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