August 29th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Taliban attack on Pakistan border checkpoint

Taliban militants attacked a Pakistani army checkpoint near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing eight Pakistani soldiers, according to military officials.

The battle at Surang Baba Ziarat village in the south Waziristan district killed 18 militants, Col. Nadeem Khan told CNN.

"The militants attacked the check post with heavy weapons last night and in response the soldiers fought the militants," Khan said.

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman called CNN to claim responsibility for the attack.

"We took seven dead bodies, out of 12, of soldiers in our custody," Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said. "It's a lesson for anyone who supports the United States against us."

Fighting was still under way, with helicopter gunships attacking militant hideouts Wednesday evening, Khan said.

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  1. saywhat

    "War on Terror' spawning hate, terrorism, violence, death and destruction. Whole regions plunged into open ended misery.
    Americans more isolated, fearful and paranoid, surrendering civil liberties, driven to the brink of economic and financial disaster.
    Operation Enduring Freedom.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It must endm
      We must bring our soldiers home.
      There will be no enduring freedom until the extremists *want* it; at this time, it does not seen they want it...
      So tired of it.

      August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |

    Obviously- everyone here knows it- they are defeated in Afghanistan- the richest army of slaves the world has ever seen- total defeat... how is it possible? MUST be the women they say.

    August 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ITS1908femaleassistedHOLLYWOODSTARS

    Lackland is where every American airman receives basic training. It has about 475 instructors for the approximately 35,000 airmen who graduate every year. About one in five is female, pushed through eight weeks of basic training by a group of instructors, 90 percent of whom are men.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Abdullo

    Taliban militants attacked Pakistan!!!! So what? It's their country their business.

    August 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |