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Military operation continues at Lal Masjid
Islamabad, July 11 (DPA) Sporadic explosions and gunfire continued at Islamabad's Lal Masjid and religious seminary Wednesday as Pakistani troops battled last pockets of resistance by militants inside.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 12:04:54 PM

Pakistan military complicit in Kashmir terrorism: US think tank
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's military is complicit in terrorism in Kashmir, the worsening security situation in Afghanistan, including the resurgence of the Taliban and the growth of jihadi extremism and capabilities, says a leading US think tank.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:47:27 AM

For Musharraf, fighting jehadis is easier said than done (Commentary)
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has finally taken the jehadi bull by the horn by storming the Lal Masjid and confronting the jehadi mullahs holed up inside. Ironically, this happened in the month of the 30th anniversary of the ouster of the first elected prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, by the first mullah in khaki, General Zia-ul Haq.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:31:19 AM

US calls Lal Masjid action 'internal matter'
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The United States has warned its citizens about moving around Peshawar but considers Pakistan's response to the siege of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad its internal matter, while refraining to link it with India's 1984 Operation Bluestar military action at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:18:07 AM

Lal Masjid chief cleric gave vital clues: report
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Controversial Lal Masjid's chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, who had tried to escape from the mosque disguised in a burqa, provided the government with vital clues before the security forces stormed the complex.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:16:18 AM

Pakistani media supports government but fears backlash
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Generally supportive of the military action carried out in and around Lal Masjid, the Pakistani media Wednesday expressed deep fears about a backlash from the militants and the religious conservatives that, it said, would bedevil the nation for long.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:14:01 AM

War in the heart of Islamabad, Ghazi among 100 dead (INTRO NIGHT LEAD, updating casualty figures)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Taking on Islamic radicalism in the very heart of Pakistan's capital, security forces Tuesday stormed the controversial Lal Masjid sparking daylong gun battles that killed 100 militants, 12 soldiers and a key militant leader.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:33:04 PM

War in the heart of Islamabad, Ghazi among 88 dead (NIGHT LEAD)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Taking on Islamic radicalism in the very heart of Pakistan's capital, security forces Tuesday stormed the controversial Lal Masjid sparking daylong gun battles that killed 88 militants, eight soldiers and a key militant leader.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 9:36:53 PM

Lal Masjid leader killed: Pakistan (LEAD)
Islamabad, July 10 (Xinhua) Abdul Rashid Ghazi, deputy chief of Lal Masjid, was killed Tuesday by militants resisting the Pakistani army, the Pakistan government said.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:33:08 PM

Continue operation till mission accomplished, Musharraf tells troops
Islamabad, July 10 (Xinhua) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has directed troops to continue operation against hardline militants in Lal Masjid till mission is accomplished, the private Dawn News TV channel reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 7:46:37 PM

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