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Pakistan Army GHQ under attack – III

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Pakistani police commandos take positions in front of Pakistan?s army headquarters during an operation in Rawalpindi early on October 11, 2009.  (Photo AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani police commandos take positions in front of Pakistan's army headquarters during an operation in Rawalpindi early on October 11, 2009. (Photo AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost 20 hours later – with 3 dead army commandos, 3 dead terrorists, 4 dead hostages and the rescue of 30 hostages – the newest security saga in Pakistan has come to an end.

“The Taliban shut down Pakistan’s Army headquarters for 18 hours with this attack,” a senior US military intelligence official who closely tracks Pakistan told The Long War Journal.

“They have delivered a message to Pakistan’s military: we can hit you in the heart too,” the official continued, referring to the Pakistani military’s threats to take the fight to the Taliban in the heart of South Waziristan.

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Written by Saba Imtiaz

October 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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