Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers For five days, several hundred Pakistani soldiers have been held captive in a tribal region near the Afghan border. They were seized in South Waziristan by pro-Taliban militants — who never even had to fire a shot. Now efforts are under way to secure their release. The affair is causing anger and embarrassment in Pakistan.
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Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers

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Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers

Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers

Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers

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For five days, several hundred Pakistani soldiers have been held captive in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

They were seized in South Waziristan by pro-Taliban militants — who never even had to fire a shot. Now efforts are under way to secure their release.

The affair is causing anger and embarrassment in Pakistan.