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Tackling Terrorism in Pakistan's Heartland

Apr 12, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
Militancy in Pakistan
The Pakistani army's Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, its latest push against militants operating in the country, has led to the seizure of caches of weapons and more than 1,300 arrests.
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The Pakistani military has opened yet another front in its battle against violent militancy in the country. In the wake of a series of terrorist attacks, including the Feb. 16 bombing of a Sufi shrine that killed more than 80 people, the Pakistani army launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, its 11th counterterrorism campaign since 2007. Unlike its predecessors, Radd-ul-Fassad puts a focus on the densely populated Punjab province, Pakistan's political and industrial heartland....

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