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Six killed in checkpoint shootout

From CNN Producer Syed Mohsin Naqvi

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Six suspected al Qaeda members were killed Saturday and two arrested by Pakistani troops who had attempted to stop their vehicle at a check post in South Wazirstan, a tribal area of Pakistan, intelligence officials told CNN.

The men killed were from central Asian countries, officials said, and one of those arrested was from Pakistan, while the other was also from central Asia.

When the soldiers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle at the Ladakh check point, the group exchanged fire with troops, officials said.

Weapons were recovered from the vehicle the men were riding in.

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