Pakistani army launches insurgent operation after airport attack




 
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Pakistani army launches insurgent operation after airport attack
 
June 15th, 2014  
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Pakistani army launches insurgent operation after airport attack
By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's army launched a long-expected military operation in the troubled North Waziristan region on Sunday, a week after a deadly insurgent attack on one of the country's busiest airports. The Taliban and ethnic Uzbek fighters holed up in North Waziristan - home to some of Pakistan's most feared militants and al Qaeda commanders - have both claimed responsibility for last Sunday's commando-style attack on Karachi airport. The brazen all-night assault all but destroyed prospects of peace talks with the militants, who are fighting to topple the Pakistani government and impose a strict Sharia-based theocracy in the nuclear-armed nation."Our valiant armed forces have been tasked to eliminate these terrorists regardless of hue and colour, along with their sanctuaries," the army said in a statement. "With the support of the entire nation, and in coordination with other state institutions and law enforcement agencies, these enemies of the state will be denied*space anywhere across the country." It was not immediately clear where in North Waziristan, a mountainous ethnic Pashtun region on the Afghan border, the operation was taking place nor what kind of military equipment was being used.




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