Thursday, June 2, 2011

Afghan militants ambush Pakistan troops in Upper Dir

About 200 Taliban, sounds like a good target for some Predator drone activity.
But just another missed opportunity, Pakistan may wake up one day and realize what the U.S. can do to help out but until then...
Enjoy Pakistan.

At least 25 Pakistani troops died during a prolonged clash after hundreds of militants crossed the Afghan border on Tuesday, officials say.

About 200 insurgents, whom police say were wearing military uniform, ambushed a security checkpoint in Upper Dir, outside Pakistan's tribal areas.

Officials said army support had arrived at the remote checkpoint.

Upper Dir, which lies just outside Pakistan's volatile tribal areas, is regularly targeted by insurgents.

The militants began their raid on the town of Shaltalo in a remote, mountainous corner of Upper Dir district, near the border with Kunar province of Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

The military used heavy weapons and helicopter gunships to repulse the attack. Witnesses say the fighting has died down but sporadic gunfire is still being heard.

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