Taliban Assault in Pakistan Results in Deaths of 35

  • 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.

  • In the battle who is Shaheed and who is not? What do resident maulanas say?

  • What? Forum maulanas are reluctant to say the Taliban are shaheed and army soldier died a haram death? Have some courage maulanas, you bigots.

  • Forum maulanas are reluctant to say the Taliban are shaheed and


    Talibaans are not Bhuttos that they can be declared Shaheed.

    When did you last visit Chenab Nagar?

  • Bhutto had done manay good things in his life like declaring Qadanis as non Muslims. All Bhutto followers should appreciate it and follow it. Nicely done.

  • If people calling him Shaheed for declaring Qadianis as Shaheed then he certainly deserves it but ultimate decision is with Creator.

  • "All Bhutto followers should appreciate it and follow it. Nicely done"

    Good Advice for you Joginder Singh.

  • Taliban animals keep attacking army bases throughout Pakistan. I wonder when Pakistani army will attack Talibans bases.

  • Mercenary army can't do much. They are nothing but bhangis washing NATO toilets. That's all they are capable of. Same mercenary army that fought under Union Jack and died for British Raj in far away places

  • Taliban pigs use 15 years old innocent boys as suicide bombers - Shame on them.

    It is time to do carpet bombing (heavy bombing) in taliban controlled areas.

  • "It is time to do carpet bombing (heavy bombing)"

    Russia did exactly that for 10 years and reduced the region to rubble and American and NATO war criminals bombed it to dust and are now on verge of humiiating retreat.

  • bitterlies

    most of your posts are very childish and pathetic

  • Taliban pigs.........

    Do you know who your father is?

  • Taliban dogs can attack army, air force and navy bases but State of Pakistan cannot attack Taliban bases in North Waziristan and other Taliban-controlled areas. Taliban pigs can attack innocent civilians, politicians, funerals, mosques, Police and Rangers but State of Pakistan cannot retaliate. Taliban death cult openly admit their terrible crimes but State of Pakistan cannot challenge them.

    What a Logic!!!

    Talibans are Diwana and a civilized person cannot dialogue with them. No one can dialogue with dogs and pigs.

    There is a need to change pro-taliban policies and formulate new policies to destroy taliban death cult.

  • Taliban pigs.........

    Do you know who your father is?

  • It is time to do carpet bombing (heavy bombing) in taliban controlled areas.

    Here is an example of a liberal person who is destroying not only Pakistan but the whole world!!!

    **> liberal Extremists <


    These liberal Extremists pigs demanding carpet bombing (heavy bombing) to kill innocent boys - girls - women - childern - Shame on them.

  • Taliban animals keep attacking army bases throughout Pakistan

    American malashies keep malishing throughout Pakistan.

  • ڈر جی' کیا مالشی ہونا جانور ہونے سے بہتر نہیں؟

  • میرے خیال مے سیکولر درندہ ہونا مالیشی ہونے سے بتر ہے

  • Talibans keep killing innocent Pakistanis in wholesale number. But State of Pakistan cannot do anything against them.

    Taliban masked terrorists blow up innocent Pakistanis using brainwashed 15 years old kids in bazzars, mosques and bus stands, army bases and Police bases. These taliban animals have human rights but thousands of innocent Pakistanis blown up by these animals do not have any human rights.