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Fighting Kills 29 in Northwest Pakistan

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About 50 Taliban militants attacked a military base in Pakistan's northwest late Saturday, triggering clashes and air strikes that left 25 militants and four soldiers dead and eight troops wounded.

The military said the fighting occurred in the Mohmand tribal region along the border with Afghanistan. It said precision airstrikes and ground operations that targeted militant bunkers and positions successfully secured a mountaintop that had been used as a militant stronghold.

Mohmand is one of several tribal areas where Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants frequently launch attacks against police and security positions.

In southwestern Baluchistan province Sunday, suspected militants attacked a supply convoy carrying fuel for coalition forces in neighboring Afghanistan, killing one driver and destroying an oil tanker.

Local officials say the attack by four armed men on motorcycles occurred in Nian Ghudai suburb of the provincial capital, Quetta.

Militants frequently attack NATO supply trucks passing through border areas in Pakistan.

Article by VOA News