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As Many as 100 Pakistani Soldiers Kidnapped

Scores of Pakistani solders are thought to have been kidnapped in the South Waziristan region of the country. It is part of the wider Waziristan, an area which borders Afghanistan, and is believed to be a key hub of Islamist extremists, including Taliban fighters. There are frequent attacks on military personnel in the region. There has been a noticeable increase in these strikes since the standoff at the Red Mosque in Islamabad earlier in the summer.