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Since the ouster of the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001, the pro-Taliban militants in FATA and NWFP have remained engaged in intermittent confrontation with the Pakistani security forces. Pakistan army undertook the first major military operation in March 2004 in South Waziristan and there has not been any turning back since then as the confrontation kept escalating at newer – and higher – level with every skirmish happening. While the sporadic military operations kept taking place in one or the other of the seven FATA agencies, militancy kept spilling over into the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).
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