Pak forces kill 20 militants on Afghan border

Updated on Mar 24, 2006 06:16 PM IST

Pakistani forces using helicopter gunships killed around 20 pro-Taliban militants near the Afghan border.

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None | ByAgence France-Presse, Miranshah

Pakistani forces using helicopter gunships killed around 20 pro-Taliban militants near the Afghan border after an attack on a security post left one soldier dead, an official said.

The fighting in the restive district of North Waziristan came a day after President Pervez Musharraf ordered foreign Al-Qaeda militants to quit Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan or be killed.

"Around 20 militants, including some foreigners, were killed when security forces struck their hideout with gunship helicopters and artillery after the attack on a security post, which killed one soldier and injured two others," a military official said on condition of anonymity.

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