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Militant attack kills six Pakistan police

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Militants armed with guns and rockets attacked a Pakistani police checkpost overnight, sparking gunbattles that left six police officers dead, officials said on Monday. 

This file photo shows Pakistani police commandos during a patrol on the outskirts of Peshawar, in 2011. Militants armed with guns and rockets attacked a Pakistani police checkpost overnight, sparking gunbattles that left six police officers dead, officials said on Monday.

The attack took place in the Mattani area on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar, a gateway to the semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border where the Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have strongholds.

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