Friday, December 19, 2014

Pakistani Military Kills Scores of Islamic Militants; Govt. Payback for Taliban's 149 Murders at School

More than 50 suspected Islamist militants were killed in Pakistani military strikes today (December 19, 2014), and two convicted militants were hanged as the country intensified its campaign against insurgents in the wake of a Taliban assault on a school this week that killed 149 people, The National website reports.

The bloody rampage in Peshawar city on December 16 brought international condemnation and promises of swift, decisive action against militants from Pakistan's political and military leaders.

Pakistan's foreign minister Sartaj Aziz said the attack was his country's "mini 9/11" by terrorists and a game-changer in its fight against terror.

An ambush by security forces in the northwest today left at least 32 militants dead, the military said, to add to 27 killed in airstrikes and ground operations yesterday.

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