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20 militants dead as Pak launches assault in NW

Pakistani security forces backed by aircraft killed at least 20 Taliban insurgents in a military assault in the Mohmand region on the Afghan border, a paramilitary spokesman said.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2009 13:52 IST

Pakistani security forces backed by aircraft killed at least 20 Taliban insurgents on Tuesday in a military assault in the Mohmand region on the Afghan border, a paramilitary spokesman said.

"We have launched a full-fledged operation on militant strongholds. We have confirmed reports of 20 deaths on the militant side," said a spokesman for the Mohmand Rifles paramilitary force.

(Reporting by Izaz Mohmand; Writing by Kamran Haider; Editing by Robert Birsel and Sanjeev Miglani)