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    Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    tribal chief: militants linked with al-Qaeda: leave Pakistani

    A POWERFUL tribal chief has warned militants linked with al-Qaeda to leave a Pakistani border district after the death of eight members of his clan supporting peace efforts in the troubled region.

    Maulavi Nazir, who drove out hundreds of Uzbek fighters in a bloody battle last year, said his armed followers would attack those loyal to an al-Qaeda linchpin in South Waziristan.

    Mr Nazir, who represents the influential Wazir tribe, blamed Baitullah Mehsud for the weekend killing of eight peace committee members, which has stoked fears of intra-clan clashes in the unstable region bordering Afghanistan.

    The area is a known hub of al-Qaeda and Taliban militants and thousands of Pakistani troops have been deployed in the region to hunt them down.


    So the screw turns.



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