Activists of Muslim Students Organization Pakistan look on beside burning Israeli and U.S. flags during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in Islamabad on July 14, 2014. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
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Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the country's border with Afghanistan.Rashid was hiding at the home after fleeing from North Waziristan, where the military in June launched a much-awaited operation against militants, the officials said.Wednesday, an American drone fired four missiles at a militant-hideout in in the town of in Datta Khel in North Waziristan, killing at least 15 militants, two other Pakistani officials said.On Wednesday, the military carried out fresh airstrikes in the Shawal valley in North Waziristan, killing 35 militants.The military says it has killed more than 450 militants so far in the North Waziristan operation, while it lost over two dozen soldiers.
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