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THE INDIAN FRONTIER.

[Pbr I*rbss Association.—CopyßiGHTfJ CALCUTTA, November 8. The guerrilla tactics adopted by the Afridis are proving very harassing to the British forces. They nearly captured a foraging party, killing two and wounding five soldiers. The "snipers," the name under which these guerrilla fighters are known, adopt the method of detailing one of their number to draw the fire of the sentry or camp, when the others, who have made a detour, fire in the direction from which the sentry has fired. By these tactics the "snipers" killed Lieutenantcolonel Gifford, of the Northamptonshire Regiment, and wounded several others. A column under Colonel Richardson, despatched to Kurran Valley, whilst making a reconnaisance along the Kurmana River, had a sharp fight with the tribesmen, upon whom severe punishment was inflicted.

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER., Evening Star, Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER. Evening Star, Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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