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Tribal People Caught in Middle of Pakistan Fighting

This week brought the deadliest fighting in Pakistan's tribal belt for years. The country's military dispatched jets and helicopters to launch bomb and rocket attacks on what it says were hideouts for militants. However, many civilians also were killed and injured.

The tribal people living in the in the mountains of Waziristan have been caught in the middle of the conflict, which has links to the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.