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Militants attack military post in Pak; 2 killed

Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and one injured in an attack by tribal militants near Afghan border, security official said.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 11:03 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

Tribal militants attacked a military post on Thursday in a volatile Pakistani region near the Afghan border, killing two paramilitary soldiers and wounding another, a security official said.

The attack happened before dawn on the outskirts of Miran Ali, a town in North Waziristan where scores of pro-Taliban militants were killed in military raids on their hideouts in recent days, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to media.

President Pervez Musharraf had said prior to the attack that he would consider demands from tribal chiefs to end military operations in the region, where gunbattles have killed an estimated 100 pro-Taliban fighters since the weekend.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 11:03 IST