Militant attack in Pakistan's northwest kills at least 20

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 11:08 PM
Militant attack in Pakistan's northwest kills at least 20

Jun (Reuters) - MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, June 9 (Reuters) - Around 150 heavily-armed militants attacked a security checkpost in Pakistan's volatile Waziristan region early on Thursday, killing eight soldiers, local intelligence officials said.

Security forces killed at least 12 militants in retaliation, they said.

(Reporting by Haji Mujtabad; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)