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Old 03-28-2009, 11:57 AM
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Pakistan's army says troops backed by artillery and helicopter gunships have killed 26 militants in an attack near the Afghan border.
The army said the battle took place in Mohmand, North-West Frontier Province, said to be a hub for Taleban militants.
Earlier, Pakistan's president said his country would not allow use of its soil for terrorist activity.
It came after the US said elements in Pakistan's ISI military intelligence were still supporting the Taleban.
Adm Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a CNN interview on Friday night the ISI had links with militants on both Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and India.
"Twenty-six insurgents have been killed during a successful operation by the security forces in the Sapri region of Mohmand district," the Frontier Corps said in a statement, reported by AFP news agency.
Mohmand is one of seven tribal districts in north-west Pakistan where government forces have been battling Taleban militants and insurgents linked to al-Qaeda for months.
Earlier on Saturday, the Taleban destroyed 12 parked trucks - laden with supplies for Nato personnel in Afghanistan - near the city of Peshawar, capital of North-West Frontier Province.
During heavy fighting with police, militants armed with rockets targeted the Farhad transport terminal - the latest in a series of attacks on goods bound for foreign forces over the border.
The battle came as families buried their dead a day after a suicide attack that killed at least 50 people at a packed mosque in North-West Frontier Province's Khyber tribal agency.
US President Barack Obama has thrust the Afghan-Pakistan border to the centre of his new strategy.
On Friday he warned that growing radical forces in Afghanistan and the boundary area in Pakistan posed the greatest threat to the American people and the world.
Mr Obama proposed a big spending programme on infrastructure projects, and said 4,000 extra troops would be sent to Afghanistan to train security forces.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai praised the US review for its focus on countering militant activity in Pakistan, a longstanding complaint of Mr Karzai's.
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari also welcomed Washington's new strategy in a speech to parliament in Islamabad on Saturday, calling it an endorsement of his own government's counter-extremism policy.
He also said his country would not allow anyone to violate its sovereignty, although he did not specifically criticise US missile attacks on Pakistani territory as he has done in the past.
Cross-border operations by US-led forces have angered Pakistani authorities in recent months.
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