27 January 2013, 01:19

Over 40 dead in Pakistan attack

Over 40 dead in Pakistan attack

At least 16 people died in Pakistan on Saturday when Taliban militants attacked members of the pro-government Ansar ul-Islam grouping.

The overnight attack by an estimated 300 gunmen armed with mortars and grenade launchers, happened in the Tirah Valley, located in the so-called “tribal zone” in northwestern Pakistan.

At least 15 Taliban were killed and eight taken prisoner.

13 Ansar ul-Islam members also died in the attack, along with three local residents.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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