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Pakistan launches offensive against Taliban
« on: April 27, 2009, 11:12:07 am »
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/26/pakistan.taliban/index.html

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani security forces and Taliban militants traded fire Sunday in the country's volatile northwestern region, and reports of battle casualties have emerged, the military said.

 This comes as Pakistan's Frontier Corps launched an offensive against suspected militants and their hideouts in Lower Dir, which neighbors the violence-plagued Swat.

The suspected militant hideouts targeted by the military are in Islampura and Lal Qila in Lower Dir. A "heavy exchange of fire" was reported at both Kala Dag and Lal Qila.

There were reports of many Taliban deaths, including an "important local commander." One security force member was killed and four others were wounded, the military said.

Army Col. Attiq Ahmed told CNN about the military operation, and a Taliban spokesman in the area confirmed it.

I wish the Pakistani army luck, I am extremely happy about this and I hope the president supplies them with every kind of support possible to assist in this conflict.
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