Militants launch cross-border attack into Pakistan


Sahibzada Bahauddin
Reuters
June 16, 2011

About 250 militants staged a cross-border raid from Afghanistan into a pro-government Pakistani village on Thursday, security officials and residents said, apparently part of a new Pakistani Taliban campaign of large-scale attacks.

An intelligence official said six civilians were killed after militants opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles. Two women were wounded, said government official Shah Naseem.

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“They came from mountains where we don’t have any security post,” said another government official, Faramoosh Khan. “Villagers told us that militants also used rocket-propelled grenades to target houses.”
A spokesman for Pakistani paramilitary forces confirmed the attack but did not provide details.

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