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Pakistan's military continued its assault Thursday on militants in Taliban-held areas, its chief spokesman told reporters.

So far, 14 militants have been killed in the past 24 hours, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said. The operation is still ongoing in the districts of Dir and Buner, which was recently seized by the Taliban in violation of an agreement with Pakistan's government.

Pakistani forces have completely secured Daggar, the main town in Buner and the scene of heavy fighting on Wednesday, Abbas said. Read full article »

CNN's Samson Desta, Ivan Watson, and Nasir Habib contributed to this report.

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