A Pakistani soldier stands near ammunition seized during a military operation against Taliban militants in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan July 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Maqsood Mehdi)
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At least six militants were killed when Pakistan's military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday.The attack occurred Tuesday night near a post between Tripaman and Inkal Sar in the Lower Dir district, close to the Afghan border in the country's restive northwest.In a statement Pakistan's foreign office said it had "strongly" protested the attack and summoned the Afghan Charge d'Affairs.However, there are fears that many top militants have fled, including fighters from the feared Haqqani network which is blamed for numerous bloody attacks in Afghanistan.
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