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48 militants killed in Pak

world Updated: Nov 01, 2009 00:43 IST
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Hitting back at the Pakistan army, Taliban militants today set off a roadside bomb killing seven soldiers as Military stepped-up its offensive, laying siege to two key militant bases in South Waziristan while jets pounded hideouts in adjacent region, killing 48 terrorists.

The militants struck at a paramilitary convoy of frontier corps as it was passing through Khyber region killing seven soldiers and wounding 11, the highest casualties suffered by the security forces in over a month.