Militants kill 16 passengers in northwest Pakistan

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July 17, 2010 15:56

 
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PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Militants armed with assault rifles ambushed a convoy of civilian vehicles killing 16 people Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, the scene of extensive military operations targeting Islamist insurgents.

Several people also were wounded in the attack in Char Khel village in the troubled tribal region of Kurram. The travelers were heading to the main northwestern city of Peshawar in vehicles when they were ambushed.

Kurram has witnessed scores of such attacks, robberies and kidnappings for ransom in the past three years.

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