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Efforts Under Way to Rescue Pakistani Soldiers

For five days, several hundred Pakistani soldiers have been held captive in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

They were seized in South Waziristan by pro-Taliban militants — who never even had to fire a shot. Now efforts are under way to secure their release.

The affair is causing anger and embarrassment in Pakistan.

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