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Pakistan: 100 schoolchildren taken hostage

October 29, 2008 13:49 IST

Over 100 children were on Wednesday taken hostage by militants in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

A group of 10-12 militants entered a state-run school in Darwaz Gai area of Mohmand tribal agency after a gun battle with security forces and took over the premises.

Some 100 children were inside the school, TV channels reported.

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