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Attacks leave 10 killed in Pakistan’s tribal region
File photo shows pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan.
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:8PM
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At least 10 people, including three children have been killed in separate violent attacks in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber tribal region, Press TV reports.

On Saturday, at least three children were killed when a mortar shell fired from an unknown location hit a house in Bara town’s Akakhel area.

Two paramilitary troops were also killed in separate militant attacks in Bara’s Nala area, while five pro-Taliban militants were killed as the result of a bomb explosion in one of their compounds.

At least another dozen were also left injured.

On Friday, five Pakistani police officers were also killed in the troubled region.

Militants, known as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and their associated groups have carried out numerous attacks on security forces and civilians and managed to spread their influence in various regions of the country, despite frequent offensives by the Pakistani government against them.

Over 35,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001 when Pakistan entered an alliance with the US in Washington’s so-called war on terrorism, according to local media.

Since late 2009, there has been a surge in militant attacks in Pakistan.

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