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Anti-Taliban Tribesmen Kill Militants in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say anti-Taliban tribesmen have killed at least seven militants in the volatile northwestern part of the country near the Afghan border.

Several tribesmen were wounded in the gunbattles, which took place in the Kurram tribal region.

Also Saturday, gunmen on at least one motorcycle shot and killed five workers at a construction site for a mosque in southwestern Pakistan.

The incident occurred in Baluchistan province, which has faced an Islamist militancy, a local insurgency and sectarian violence between majority Sunnis and minority Shi'ite Muslims.

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