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Pakistani forces battle militants in tribal region

Warplanes first strike area near Afghanistan’s border

Posted: June 16, 2014 at 3:38 a.m.

Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in the Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan in this file photo from Aug. 5, 2012.

The Pakistani army Sunday began an operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded insurgent hideouts in the country's northwest, the army said.

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