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Agnostic Muslim
29 Aug 12,, 14:45
By Associated Press, Published: August 28

KHAR, Pakistan — Officials say there’s been a fifth day of battles between Pakistani security forces and anti-Taliban militiamen against militants who crossed from Afghanistan.

A Pakistani military official says 11 militants and three security personnel were killed in fighting Tuesday in the Bajur tribal area in northwest Pakistan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

A local government official in the Salarzai area of Bajur that is under attack, Jahangir Azam Wazir, said two militiamen and two civilians were also killed.

Another local official, Nazamin Khan, said many people are still stuck in villages in Salarzai where fighting has been most fierce.

The military said Monday that 31 militants, three security personnel and two militiamen were killed in the first four days of fighting.

Pakistan battles militants crossing from Afghanistan for 5th day in a row - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistan-battles-militants-crossing-from-afghanistan-for-5th-day-in-a-row/2012/08/28/e45863a0-f135-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html)

Doktor
29 Aug 12,, 15:18
We have a Pakistani version of Ben here :tongue:

Agnostic Muslim
29 Aug 12,, 16:27
We have a Pakistani version of Ben here :tongue:
How so?

I assume you are referring to bigross86 when you say Ben ...

Doktor
29 Aug 12,, 16:29
How so?

I assume you are referring to bigross86 when you say Ben ...

Yes,

Trying to place positive propaganda over your country. Which is not bad. Just be ready for some bites ;)

Agnostic Muslim
29 Aug 12,, 16:44
Yes,

Trying to place positive propaganda over your country. Which is not bad. Just be ready for some bites ;)

lol - I would not call the article in the OP 'positive propaganda' necessarily - its more along the lines of criticism of the GoIRA/NATO, though you are correct that a follow up argument on the back of these accounts of militants from Eastern Afghanistan attacking Pakistan would be to point out that these attacks validate the Pakistani position that controlling cross border movement is much harder than the Western press and governments try to make it out to be when blaming Pakistan for attacks in Afghanistan.