Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heavy Fighting Reported Between Pakistani Troops And The Taliban

Pakistan: More Than 60 Killed In Fighting Between Military And Taliban -- The Guardian

• 16 troops and 50 insurgents killed in Kurram since last week
• At least 10 gunned down in separate attacks in Karachi

Fighting between soldiers and Taliban militants over a strategic mountaintop in north-western Pakistan has killed more than 60 people, according to a government official.

The battle started a week ago, when government troops seized the top of Jogi mountain in the Kurram tribal area from militants, sparking clashes that killed six soldiers and 20 insurgents, Wajid Khan, a local government administrator, said on Tuesday.

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More News On Heavy Fighting Reported Between Pakistani Troops And The Taliban

Fighting over strategic mountaintop in NW Pakistan kills more than 60 soldiers, militants -- Washington Post/AP
Dozens killed as Pakistani army, militants clash -- Reuters
Pakistani forces clash with Taliban -- Al Jazeera
Clashes in Northwest Pakistan Kill 50 -- Voice of America
Dozens Reported Killed As Pakistan Army, Taliban Fight For Mountaintop -- Radio Free Europe
Eight Pakistani soldiers killed in Taliban clashes -- AFP
10 Soldiers, Dozens Of Militants Killed In Pak Tribal Area -- RTT News
Deadly militant attack on Pakistan military checkpoint -- BBC

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