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Checkpoint Attacked On Afghan Border

June 01 2011


About 200 militants have crossed from Afghanistan into northwest Pakistan to attack a border checkpost, say police cited by Reuters.

As many as seven police officers were killed in the Wednesday attack, according to differing accounts from security officials and local media.

The assault took place in Shaldalo village in the mountainous Dir region, said police.

The militants were said to be wearing military uniforms, but it is not clear if they were Afghans or Pakistanis.

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