Cleaning Up Khyber, Part X

Pakistani military launches operation in Khyber

Bill Roggio:

The Pakistani military has launched an operation against extremists operating in the Khyber tribal agency. The operation was launched after a suicide bomber killed 22 border guards at the Torkham crossing last week.

More than 40 extremists were killed, including two commanders, and another 43 were captured, according to Tariq Hayat, the Political Agent for Khyber. Three “militant bases” were destroyed, according to a press release by the paramilitary Frontier Corps, while an indefinite curfew has been imposed in the region.

From here, it’s always hard to tell how honest of an effort these Pakistani operations are. Let’s hope this one is for real.

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  1. “From here, it’s always hard to tell how honest of an effort these Pakistani operations are. Let’s hope this one is for real.”

    Well….

    As Animal mother so eloquently pondered: “They talk the talk

    BUT,

    Do they walk the walk?”

  2. According to Wikipedia, the Pakistani has 700,000 on active duty. But, they are using a “paramilitary” unit to combat the Taliban. When I read “paramilitary” I think rednecks with hunting rifles – maybe it means something else on the other side of the world.

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