Fifty Pak soldiers ‘missing’ after gunbattles with militants in Waziristan

November 14th, 2007 - 1:51 am ICT by admin  
“The soldiers have been out of radio contact since Monday morning,” a spokesman of the Pakistan army said, adding that 80 people, including 60 militants and 20 soldiers died in clashes in the Mir Ali area in the weekend.

Troops backed by gunship helicopters launched an assault against militant bases and hideouts in retaliation for attacks on military convoys overnight on Friday, sparking hours of intense battles, The News reported.

Insurgents are already holding around 200 soldiers captive in Pashtun tribal belt in South Waziristan belt. (ANI)

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