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In Pakistan killed 20 militants

October 27 2008

Twenty militants killed in a missile strike, presumably, a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle in Pakistan, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the representatives of the intelligence of the country. The incident occurred on the border with Afghanistan, where the base of the Pakistani militant leader of movement "Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan" Baitullah Mehsud (Baitullah Mehsud). As a result of the operation, 20 insurgents were killed.

"It launched two rockets that hit two houses in the Jackal (Shakai). About 20 militants were killed", - quotes agency the word intelligence representative of the country. "Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan is the country's largest grouping of the Taliban, has organized a series of terrorist attacks which have claimed hundreds of lives. Since July last year as a result of terrorist acts in Pakistan killed nearly 1,2 thousand people. According to Pakistani authorities, the majority of these attacks were committed by militants Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. "

In August of this year, Interior Minister of Pakistan had banned the activities of groups because of its involvement in a series of suicide bombings. Earlier, Pakistani authorities accused her of organizing the murder in December last year, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Stronghold of the group "Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan 'is a tribal area of South Waziristan, part of the so-called tribal areas (the official name of the FATA) bordering Afghanistan. In this area do not operate under Pakistani law, the real power belongs to the chiefs and elders of the Pashtun tribes.

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