13 Pak Soldiers,22 others killed in Taliban Assault.

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  1. Poseidon

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    Taliban Assault in Pakistan Results in Deaths of 35.
    By ISMAIL KHAN
    Published: February 2, 2013


    PESHAWAR — Taliban militants killed at least nine soldiers and four paramilitary troops in an attack on a Pakistani army base in northwestern Pakistan early Saturday, officials said. Ten civilians, including three women and three children who were living in a nearby compound, were also killed.

    The brazen assault took place in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and comes just a day after a suicide bombing near a mosque in another northwestern town, Hangu, killed at least 26 people.


    A spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility and said it was to avenge the death of two Taliban commanders who were killed in U.S drone strikes.

    According to initial details, Taliban militants, armed with heavy machine guns, fired rockets in the pre-dawn assault at the base in Serai Norang in the Lakki Marwat district, setting off a heavy gun battle that lasted for several hours.

    A Pakistani army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that 12 militants were killed in the assault.

    “Bodies of four terrorists, out of which two were wearing suicide jackets, are in custody of security forces,” the official said.

    Eighteen security forces officials were wounded in the attack and were sent for treatment to a military hospital in Peshawar, the provincial capital.

    During the attack, one of the suicide bombers entered a house near the camp and detonated his explosives, killing the women and children, the official said.

    Pakistani officials described the base as “an isolated camp,” and one of the three bases set up two years ago to wrest Lakki Marwat from the control of Taliban militants.

    The ferocity of the attack, which appeared well planned and coordinated, took security officials by surprise, and they speculated that the attackers came from neighboring lawless semi-autonomous tribal regions, where the government has traditionally had little sway.

    “We are trying to piece evidence,” a security official said.

    Ihsanullah Ihsan, the Taliban spokesman, who said in a telephone interview the attack was in retaliation to the killing of two Taliban commanders, identified one of the commanders as Wali Muhammad, also known as Toofani Mehsud. He was killed in an American drone strike on Jan. 6 in the tribal region of South Waziristan, and was known as a trainer of suicide bombers.

    The country’s lawless tribal regions have been a safe haven for local and foreign militants and as a result have been a frequent target of American drone strikes, which are deeply unpopular in the country. Pakistan’s parliament has repeatedly demanded an end to drone strikes, although Pakistani officials privately acknowledge the effectiveness of the such attacks in killing militants.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/world/asia/taliban-assault-pakistan-army-base.html
     
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  3. maomao

    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    So it starts again.........
     
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    Did TTP troll when they said they would not attack Pak army?:confused:
     
  6. afako

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    Good work by Taliban.

    Eradicate the Munafiqs.
     
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    Tolaha Senior Member Senior Member

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    It must be the bad Talibans. Those bad Talibans who will opt for voluntary retirement the very second after NATO leaves Afghanistan. Or maybe, they will join the good Talibans. And then what? All of them will simply move from Afghanistan and Pakistan into Kashmir. And then Pakistan will get Kashmir and then the Talibanis will opt for retirement. But why will they retire?

    Somehow the only way for Pakistan to survive post-NATO withdrawal, is for the Talibanis to do something weird, like opt for retirement or just forget all about Pakistan and focus on other countries. You need to do a lot of stuff to your head to be able to agree with the prevalent logic in Pakistan!
     
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    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    May all Burn in Hell :pray:, i mean the ghazi soldiers :rolleyes:.

    Allah 1:0 Secular Pakis :pmegusta:
     
  9. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Somehow that looks like a very scary post.
    And we don't want even the shadow of Taliban in Kashmir .. on either sides of the LOC.
     
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  10. Singh

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    Too late for PoK.
     
  11. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah I haven't forgotten who were used in battering the Shias in Gilgit. It continues even today.
    Remember the recent bus bombings that targetted Shia travellers ? It was Lahore or Islamabad, I don't remember the city exactly.
    Now the PoK is being demographically Pakistanized via Sunnis. Much like the Hanization in many provinces of China.
    We all count that piece of land as part of India and somewhere I have a bit of soft spot for the natives (not recent settlers) of the area. Although I failedto understand why there were no major uprisings, except one. Pakistan gives no Ram Raaj there.
     
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    Where's the proof? Maybe Pakis died of cold weather.
     
  13. Blackwater

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    me ta pahala kya si,the way paki bombing their own people with fighter and feel proud ,retaliation was evident
     

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