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Civilians flee Khyber as Pak troops up offensive against Taliban

Oct 30, 2014    

Peshawar, Pakistan: Twenty-nine people were killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee Pakistan's northwestern region of Khyber, the military said on Thursday, as it stepped up a two-week-old offensive against Taliban militants in the area.Twenty-one suspected militants and eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday, the military said in a statement, but gave no figure for civilian casualties.National disaster officials say the fighting has forced more than 18,000 people to abandon their homes.Residents of the area say many people are caught between the two opposing forces, as the military ...

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