Thunderpig’s Mirror

Conflict With Taliban Heating Up

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

Right on the heels of Pakistani Forces killing the local Taliban leader in Wazirisatn, the Taliban are acting up:

The Taliban continue to strike at military, government, and civilian institutions in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier province and beyond. The Taliban ambushed a paramilitary convoy in the tribal agency of Mohmand, while a bombing in Karachi occurred as President Pervez Musharraf was visiting the city.

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of paramilitary troops of the Mohmand Rifles as it travelled from Ghalanai, Geo TV reported. The military claimed seven soldiers were killed in the ambush, while 23 Taliban were killed after it launched a counterattack. Artillery and helicopter gunships were said to be used in the counterattack.

Maulavi Omar, the Taliban spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the unified Taliban movement in the Northwest Frontier Province, said no Taliban fighters were killed, while 17 members of the Mohmand Rifles were captured. “We’ll not stop our fight until the government withdraws forces and ends operations in tribal regions and Swat,” Omar told Reuters by telephone. The Pakistani military and government has inflated enemy casualties and denied its troops have been captured multiple instances in the past.

The day prior to the Mohmand ambush, the Taliban fired six rockets at the main military installation in Ghalanai. Counter battery fire from Pakistani troops resulted in one civilian casualty and on home destroyed.

Source: The Long War Journal

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