Senior Pakistan officer killed by Taliban as talks falter - army

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:26 GMT

ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A senior Pakistani army officer was killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire with the Taliban, the military said, after peace negotiations between the government and the insurgents broke down a day earlier.

"(The) exchange of fire continues," the army's press wing said in a statement, adding the attack took place near the volatile city of Peshawar on the Afghan border. (Reporting by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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