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Pakistan Says Suicide Bomber Training Camp Destroyed


Pakistan's military says it has destroyed a training camp for suicide bombers in the Swat Valley.

The army said in a statement that reports from intelligence sources and local residents led them to the location in northwest Pakistan.

They said six militants were killed in the operation and several others were wounded.

Pakistan's government has been fighting a Taliban insurgency in the northwest.

Friday Britain pledged $1 billion in aid to help stabilize Pakistan's violent border regions and to address the underlying causes of extremism.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown confirmed the pledge during a meeting in London with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

A spokesman for Mr. Zardari, Farhatullah Babar, also called for better access to European Union markets to help boost Pakistan's economy.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.


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