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Pakistan Sends More Troops Against Taliban

October 24, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: (AP) The Pakistan army has sent 2,500 troops into a remote valley in the country’s northwest to combat followers of a militant cleric calling for Taliban-style rule, a spokesman said Wednesday.

But the cleric appeared to be unruffled, and thousands of his supporters gathered to hear him speak just a few miles from where the soldiers deployed.The paramilitary troops deployed Tuesday and were setting up checkpoints across Swat, a mountain valley popular with tourists until violence flared there this summer, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said.

Militants responded by detonating a remote-controlled bomb….

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