More than 40 students from a military school whose convoy was ambushed by Taliban militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal region are still being held captive, a school official said June 3, contradicting the military's claim the entire group had been freed.

A string of buses ferrying students and staff out of the restive territory was ambushed on Monday night, but the chief military spokesman said all those seized were rescued hours later. The spokesman did not immediately return calls on Wednesday.

The ambush was one example of increasing militant attacks in recent weeks in South and North Waziristan--along the Afghan border--in what...

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