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Taliban Fighters Void Second Truce in Pakistan

August 20, 2007

By Griff Witte and Imtiaz Ali
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, August 20, 2007; Page A11

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 19 — For the second time in two months, a truce designed to curb militancy in the tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan was declared void this weekend by Taliban fighters.

The apparent collapse of the deal in the restive South Waziristan area followed the scrapping of a similar deal in neighboring North Waziristan in July, and comes as there are escalating tensions in both areas. On Sunday, the Pakistani military reported killing 15 insurgent fighters near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan.

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