Pakistan Army Takes Control of Taliban Stronghold

World | November 2, 2009, Monday // 18:18| Views: | Comments: 0
Pakistan Army Takes Control of Taliban Stronghold: Pakistan Army Takes Control of Taliban Stronghold The army said it had full control of the town, the latest capture in an offensive against taliban militants (above) that began in South Waziristan on 17 October. Photo by wordpress.com

Pakistani forces say they have seized control of the town of Kaniguram in South Waziristan, one of the Taliban's key regional strongholds.

The army said it had full control of the town, the latest capture in an offensive against militants that began in South Waziristan on 17 October.

The offensive has sparked a string of suicide bomb attacks, the BBC reported.

About 35 people were killed in an attack in Rawalpindi and seven were injured on the outskirts of Lahore on Monday.

Аt least 20 people have been killed in an explosion in the northeast part of Pakistan, close to the capital Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the UN announced that it was pulling out its foreign staff from Northwest Pakistan over the tense security situation, the organization announced in a communique.

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