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DEC 23, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Pakistani army launches offensive near Afghan border

By Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Residents of Pakistan's ethnic Pashtun region of North Waziristan accused government troops on Monday of killing dozens of civilians during a military operation against Taliban insurgents. The operation started just after a December 18 suicide bomb attack on a checkpoint in North Waziristan, a stronghold for al Qaeda-linked Taliban militants on Pakistan's mountainous border with Afghanistan. Speculation that the army might launch a major offensive in the frontier tribal areas has been building as the government's attempts to engage the ... Read More

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