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Pakistani army bombs Taliban’s suicide camp (U)

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2009 by admin

Al Jazeera English – CENTRAL/S. ASIA – Pakistan army ‘hits suicide camp’

Pakistani helicopter gunships have destroyed a suspected training camp in the northwest of the country, according to an army statement.

At least six Taliban fighters were killed in the attack near the town of Charbagh in the Swat district of North West Frontier Province, officials said on Saturday.

Several other people were reportedly injured as the camp on a small island on the Swat river was bombarded.

(U): Pakistan: no military campaign against the Taliban:

The Pakistani military has choked off main roads leading out of South Waziristan, and the country’s fighter jets have been pounding targets from the air (an operation Islamabad insists it will continue). But that falls short of the military campaign the U.S. desires. Instead, Pakistani authorities are hoping to exploit divisions within the TTP to prize away some factions, while counting on the CIA’s drones to take out Baitullah’s successors. (See pictures of refugees fleeing the fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.)

U.S. counterterrorism officials worry that a failure to capitalize on the post-Baitullah confusion within the TTP will allow its new leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, to consolidate his position and reorganize the group.

So, Pakistan is interested in Hakimullah reorganizing the group. What an “ally”.


Suicide bomber kills 12 in Pakistan

Posted in terrorist attacks with tags , , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

“They were breaking their fast when a bomber blew himself up near them. So far, we have reports that 12 people have been killed,” a government official told Reuters by telephone from Jamrud, the main town in the Khyber region.
BBC rises the number of killed people to 15:
The blast hit a tribal police outpost at Torkham in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, police and officials said
The attack came shortly after Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik said recent army successes in Swat, Waziristan and elsewhere had broken the back of the country’s insurgency.
CNN reports an even greater number of victims: 20.
The suicide bomber entered the barracks of a para-military force in the town of Torkham, in the Khyber agency, or district, and blew himself up, the official said.