Pakistan: 80 dead in Upper Dir gunbattle

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June 2, 2011
The Nation [Pakistan]    
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"At least 80 people died in two days of clashes between the Pakistan security forces and Afghan militants who crossed the border and attacked a checkpoint in Upper Dir district bordering Afghanistan. According to reports from the area, 27 policemen, eight civilians and 45 militants were killed in the intense fighting. Eyewitnesses said that up to 200 to 300 well-equipped militants, who reportedly wore military and police uniforms, attacked the check post situated in the mountainous area in the wee hours on Wednesday and the fight continued for more than 36 hours." (06/03/11)  

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