Pakistani Muslims arrive at the Data Darbar Mosque before the start of Itikaf during the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore on June 5, 2018. / AFP / ARIF ALI
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Authorities in Pakistan's restive tribal region expanded a 24-hour curfew along the Afghan border to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants after at least three people were killed and dozens injured in recent days, officials said Wednesday.The move comes as tensions mount in the area with burgeoning civil rights group the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) heightening calls for the removal of alleged Taliban-linked militants from the region.PTM has had repeated clashes with the militants this week during two rallies in the area, leading authorities Tuesday to expand an earlier curfew to encompass all of the South Waziristan tribal district.The violence was followed by a second clash during a rally on Monday, according to PTM.
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