Pakistan: 12 civilians, 2 al-Qaida among 80 killed in fighting

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October 8, 2007 07:36

 
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Two suspected al-Qaida fighters and a dozen villagers were among about 80 people killed in fierce fighting between soldiers and militants in northwest Pakistan, an official said Monday. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said about 60 suspected militants and 20 soldiers died in two major clashes on Sunday in the North Waziristan region, a militant stronghold near the Afghan border.

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