Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Violence in Pakistani tribal agency continues

from Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

Violence continued in Pakistans troubled tribal region continued on Monday as militants agreed to release 19 kidnapped soldiers and an army officer on Tuesday. Militants attacked two security checkposts with rockets and small arms on the outskirts of North Waziristan tribal agencys main town of Miramshah, triggering gunbattle with troops that killed more than two militants and wounded at least one soldier, security officials told KUNA ... In Chakdara town of Dir district in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), police conducted a raid on a suspected hideout of an alleged Al-Qaeda linked Saudi militant and recovered huge cache of explosive material including four suicide jackets, police sources said. Media reports identified the suspect as Muhammad Yousuf. However, police sources could not confirm the identity of the suspect. Sources said the militants managed to flee before the raid.

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