Pakistan: Up to 100,000 flee border offensive; blasts kill three

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July 27, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
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"Up to 100,000 people have fled their homes in a district of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan after the military launched an offensive against Islamist militants, officials said Wednesday. Thousands of families escaped from Kurram district after the operation began early this month in a region where Pakistani militants and Taliban groups active in Afghanistan have bases and training camps. ... Elsewhere in the tribal areas on Wednesday, five remote-controlled blasts killed three people and wounded 15 others in the Mohmand region, north of Kurram." (07/27/11)  

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