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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:11 AM
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'Civilians die' in Pakistan clash
Source: BBC

At least three civilians have been killed in fighting between troops and Islamic militants in north-western Pakistan, officials and witnesses say.

Locals say some militants also died in the clashes in Mohmand district but it is unclear how many. Official claims of 60 militants killed are unconfirmed.

Troops used artillery, helicopter gunships and jets to pound the area.

Pakistan has thousands of troops in its tribal regions, but Western and Afghan officials say militants are undeterred.

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