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.

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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