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Dozens still missing in Taliban kidnapping

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  • Forty-six are students, two are teachers, police say of the people still missing
  • Abduction took place in northwest tribal region, police say
  • Pakistani military has waged offensive against the Taliban there
  • Pakistani army rescues a group of 80 students and staff members
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Two dozen people believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were still missing Wednesday, Pakistani authorities said.

The Pakistani army rescued a group of 80 students and staff members Tuesday, but 48 people remained unaccounted for from Monday's abduction, police said.

Forty-six are students, and two are teachers, police said.

The abduction took place in the northwest tribal region, where the military has waged a bloody battle against Taliban insurgents, police said.

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Militants attacked a convoy of 27 vehicles carrying 350 students and teachers that departed Razmak Cadet College in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Video Watch scenes of other recent Taliban attacks »

The heavily armed Taliban fighters attacked about eight vehicles, while the others sped away.

CNN's Ingrid Formanek contributed to this report.

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