Militants kill 8, kidnap dozens in Pakistan ambush

March 25, 2011 13:42

PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying members of an anti-Taliban Shi'ite tribe in a Pakistani tribal region on the Afghan border on Friday, killing eight and wounding five, tribesmen and government officials said.

The militants also kidnapped nearly 40 people after the attack on the convoy near Bagan, a militant stronghold in the tribal region of Kurram, where Pakistani troops have killed several hundred insurgents in fighting in the past few years.

"It was the convoy of five buses that came under attack in which eight people were killed and five wounded," tribal leader Haji Yousaf told Reuters.

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