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Ambush, army raid leave 6 police, 2 troops dead in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan says armed militants ambushed a routine police patrol in the country’s northwest, killing all six policemen in the vehicle. A gunbattle elsewhere in the northwest left two soldiers and one militant dead. A police officer says the suspects in the ambush on Wednesday in the Dadewala area of the Lakki Marwat district escaped on motorcycles. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. They had been involved in previous attacks on security forces in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban are a separate group but are allies of the Afghan Taliban.

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