Pakistan, Militants Negotiate Peace Deal

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The Pakistani government and elders of a militant tribe on the border of Afghanistan are negotiating a pact that would expel foreign members of al-Qaida, but not home-grown members of the Taliban.

The hope is to rein in domestic attacks organized by Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is accused of being behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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