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Pakistani Troops Killed by Militants Near Afghan Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) -- Six Pakistani troops were killed on Sunday by militants near the country's northwest border with Afghanistan, according to a Pakistan military official.

The soldiers were patrolling the border in the Upper Dir district, across from Afghanistan's Kunar province, when they came under attack by militants from Afghanistan.  Eleven militants were also killed in the firefight.

Sunday's incident is the second attack in the same area in the past three days.  Such attacks have strained relations between both countries before and the current string of attacks has potential of doing the same.

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