Pakistan launches military operation near Afghan border

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Posted: Jul 04, 2011 9:54 AM
Pakistan launches military operation near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Jul (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces have launched a major offensive against militants in the northwestern tribal region of Kurram on the Afghan border, Pakistan's military spokesman said on Monday.

"The operation has been launched with the aim of clearing the region of militants who have indulged in kidnapping and suicide attacks on security installations and forces there," the spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Kamran Haider; editing by Myra MacDonald)