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22 Harkat ultras die in US raids
New Delhi, October 23
Twentytwo members of the Pakistan based Harkat-ul-Mujahideen operating in Jammu and Kashmir were killed when a house in which they were meeting in Kabul was hit in US bombing, the BBC reported tonight. Those killed included Ustad Fanir, a senior leader of the group, the report said. A large number of Harkat members were in the meeting at a house in Daral Aman at the time of the attack. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen has links with the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida group. UNI

US helicopters in Pakistan fired on
Washington, October 23
Two US military helicopters were strafed by small arms fire over Pakistan yesterday, an ominous sign for the American forces who are counting on Islamabad to support the US campaign against terrorism in neighbouring Afghanistan. The hostile action was confirmed by Pentagon officials who declined to be named. The newspaper quoted officials saying that two US helicopters were fired on when they tried to recover the wreckage from Blackhawk helicopter that crashed in southern Pakistan last Friday, killing two servicemen. UNI

 

 

 

 

 

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