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Pak forces kill 20 militants on Afghan border

None | ByAgence France-Presse, Miranshah
Mar 24, 2006 06:16 PM IST

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

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.

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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.

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"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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