Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pakistan: South Waziristan - the offensive begins

Pakistan's military has begun a long-awaited ground offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan.

Earlier Saturday, ahead of the planned offensive, Pakistani authorities imposed a curfew in the region, an insurgent stronghold near the Afghan border.

Pakistan's army operation in South Waziristan follows a string of attacks, believed to be part of a Taliban campaign, that killed more than 150 people in the last two weeks.

Three suicide bombers attacked a government site in Peshawar Friday, killing at least 13 people, including three police officers, two women and one child.


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