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Militants launch cross-border attack into Pakistan
Posted By MarleighJones On June 16, 2011 @ 9:05 am In World at War | Comments Disabled
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.
“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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