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Security forces gun down 30 militants in Pakistan

Security forces backed by helicopter gunships attacked a hideout of Islamist militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 11:42 IST
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Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships attacked a hideout of Islamist militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing up to 30 guerrillas, the military said on Saturday.

Military spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan said the overnight attack in the North Waziristan tribal region was ordered after intelligence reports suggested that militants were gathered in a compound along with a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives.

"According to initial information, around 25 to 30 miscreants, including foreigners, have been killed," he told the agency.