In this picture taken on January 3, 2015, Afghan security personnel keep watch during an ongoing anti-Taliban operation in Dangam district near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the eastern Kunar province. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada
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Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as local troops pressed a six-month offensive in tribal regions along the Afghan border that have long been insurgent havens.The compound, some 300 meters (330 yards) from the Afghan border, was used by fighters loyal to the Pakistani Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur as well as Uzbek militants.They said Bahadur's men, who frequently launch attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, and Uzbek fighters were among those killed in the strike.
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