Afghan Militants Attack Pakistani Village

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say hundreds of militants have crossed into the country from Afghanistan and attacked a village, killing at least five people with automatic rifles.

Officials say the militants also fired rocket-propelled grenades in the attack on the village in the tribal region of Bajur. Pakistani troops responded to the violence and several hours of fighting ensued.

The officials say at least two of the victims were women.

Earlier this month, militants from Afghanistan staged a similar attack in Pakistan's Upper Dir district.