Militants kill 3 soldiers in Pakistan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

Militants kill 3 soldiers in Pakistan

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a rocket attack overnight on a camp in northwest Pakistan, police said yesterday.
Several rockets struck the camp at Bannu, close to the restive tribal Waziristan region where Pakistani forces are battling al-Qaeda and Taliban militants hiding in the rugged region.
Militants also exchange gunfire with security forces overnight in the North Waziristan tribal district but there were no immediate reports of casualties, security officials said.
Security across the country has deteriorated in recent months as extremists sympathetic to al-Qaeda have launched attacks on troops in the tribal regions and suicide bombings in major cities.
The spike in violence came in the aftermath of a bloody operation to take back the Red Mosque in the capital Islamabad from the hands of armed religious extremists.
Nationwide violence since that July siege -- including 13 suicide attacks mainly in northwest Pakistan -- has left around 300 people dead.

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