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Afghan troops cross into Pakistan

Soviet-supported Afghan troops with armored vehicles crossed into Pakistan Monday to search a village that was strafed and bombed during the weekend by two MiG 17 jetfighters, Radio Pakistan said. It was the first time forces of the Soviet-installed Afghan regime were reported to have crossed into Pakistani territory.

The official radio said 40 Afghan troops entered Shahba Killi village, in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, and began house-to-house searches until Pakistani frontier guards called in by the villagers arrived.

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Pakistani officials would not comment on whether Pakistani and Afghan troops had engaged in battle or if the incursion force was accompanied by any of the Soviet soldiers occupying Afghanistan.

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