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[29 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Malakand and Waziristan areas, where the Army is conducting its operations to clean up the Taliban, are prohibited areas for journalists and civilians.  The only source of information on `Rah-e-Rast’ operations, therefore, is daily press briefings from the DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas.  In a briefing on June 22, he said, “the military operation is in its final phase to eliminate terrorists from Swat. Total figure of militants who have been killed is 1592. Military is targeting main leaders. We have information that some of the key …

Azad Kashmir, India, Mingora, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism, Waziristan »

[27 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Tariq Naqash in the Dawn, June 27
MUZAFFARABAD, June 26: Two soldiers were killed and at least three others injured in a suicide bombing here on Friday.
The banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the first suicide attack in Azad Kashmir.
The early morning blast in army barracks in Shaukat Lines caught security personnel unawares, although “they had been on alert for four months”, a police official said.
According to witnesses, a bearded man in his twenties walked through a ground used by army personnel for physical training and local youths as …