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Militants attack army base in Pakistan

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's army on Saturday said that a mosque was targeted at an army facility in northwest Pakistan, resulting in a shootout in which four of the attackers and two soldiers died.

The army said in a statement that 14 soldiers were wounded in the suicide attack, claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, on Ghalani Camp in the Mohmand tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

It said the attackers wanted to enter the camp and started shooting after they reached the mosque, where residents and a large number of recruits were present.



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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 11:44 IST