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Afghan Militants Stage Cross-Border Raid

June 17 2011


At least 200 Taliban militants from Afghanistan have attacked a Pakistani village across the border, RTT News reports.

At least five people were killed and dozens wounded in Thursday's assault on Mamoond village in Pakistan's Bajaur district, said security officials.

The militant fighters from the neighboring Afghan province of Kunar were armed with mortars, rockets and machine guns, said officials.

Hundreds of Pakistani troops from a nearby base reinforced the village,...

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