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War in the heart of Pakistani capital, 60 die (Evening Lead)
Islamabad/New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Taking on Islamic radicalism in the very heart of Pakistan's capital, Pakistani security forces stormed the controversial Lal Masjid early Tuesday sparking fierce fighting that killed 60 militants and soldiers and sowing the seeds of more mullah anger against Pervez Musharrraf.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 7:18:58 PM

Wife, daughter of Lal Masjid chief cleric captured: report
Islamabad, July 10 (Xinhua) Pakistani security forces Tuesday captured Umm-e-Hasaan, wife of Lal Masjid's chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and his daughter Asma during an operation against defiant inmates of the mosque compound, state media reported.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 6:46:38 PM

President Musharraf rejects amnesty for Ghazi
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has rejected a proposal by an ulema delegation for amnesty for Lal Masjid deputy head cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, Online news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:53:21 PM

High security alert in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Law enforcement are on high alert across Pakistan in the wake of the army operation to flush out holed up militants in Lal Masjid here, Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:49:50 PM

At least 58 killed as Pakistani forces clear rebel mosque (Fifth Lead)
Islamabad, July 10 (DPA) Pakistan's security forces Tuesday claimed to have rescued some 80 hostages being held by Islamic militants in the final assault at the Islamabad besieged mosque as death toll in the fight rose to 58, including eight soldiers.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:02:03 PM

Armed supporters of mosque militants block old Silk Route
Islamabad, July 10 (DPA) Hundreds of armed supporters of the militants in the besieged Lal Masjid blocked the Himalayan Karakorum Highway linking to China in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province Tuesday, officials said.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 4:50:15 PM

Eight troopers, 50 militants killed in Lal Masjid assault (AFTERNOON LEAD)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistani security forces finally stormed the besieged Lal Masjid here early Tuesday sparking fierce fighting that killed at least 50 militants and eight soldiers after last minute talks failed to end the week-long crisis.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:17:58 PM

Lahore court confirms death for woman minister's killer
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) The Lahore High Court has upheld the death sentence given to a radical shopkeeper who killed a woman minister in Pakistan's Punjab province because she was not dressed in accordance with the religious code.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:57:17 PM

Commandos storm rebel mosque, five troopers among 45 dead (Fourth Lead)
Islamabad, July 10 (DPA) Pakistani security forces Tuesday morning were clearing the area at the besieged mosque in the heart of the capital after fighting in the pre-dawn storming operation left at least 45 dead, including five soldiers.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:31:36 PM

Online booking for Pakistani passengers on Samjhauta Express
Lahore, July 10 (IANS) Pakistani passengers travelling on the Samjhauta Express between Lahore and New Delhi can opt for online reservation from July 17.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:59:44 PM

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