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RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 10 — Militants staged a deadly attack on the Pakistani army headquarters Saturday in the most audacious indication yet of their willingness to battle the government — even at the doorstep of the nation’s large and powerful security forces. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 10 — Gunmen disguised as soldiers staged a bold attack on Pakistan’s army headquarters Saturday morning, sparking a shootout that left at least six soldiers and four militants dead, Pakistani authorities said. (Washington Post — 11 October, 2009)
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‘Most’ Hostages Rescued in Assault on Pakistani Army Bastion
‘Most’ Hostages Rescued in Assault on Pakistani Army Bastion

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 12 — A suicide bomber apparently targeting Pakistani soldiers killed 41 people Monday in the most recent in a string of bloody attacks on high-profile targets. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 11 — Pakistani commandos stormed a building within the nation’s army headquarters early Sunday, freeing 39 hostages and ending a 22-hour standoff with their armed Islamist captors that revealed deep vulnerabilities in Pakistan’s defense systems. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 12 — At summer’s end, there were hints of optimism in the battle against Pakistan’s Islamist insurgents. The military said it had routed the Taliban from the verdant Swat Valley. A CIA missile had killed the Pakistani Taliban’s chief — so shaking the group, U.S. and Pa… (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 17 — The Pakistani military launched a major ground offensive Saturday in the insurgent haven of South Waziristan, starting a much-awaited fight that could define the nation’s increasingly bloody domestic struggle against Islamist extremism. (Washington Post — 4 hours ago)
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The blast was the most deadly attack in the Swat Valley since the end of an offensive against militants there over the summer. (New York Times — 13 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 9 — A car bomb ripped through a bustling market and killed 49 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday morning, Pakistani officials said, prompting the government to renew its pledge to wage an offensive in a militant-heavy region along the Afghan border. (Washington Post — 11 October, 2009)
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Pakistan moved troops into the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan in a long-anticipated ground offensive against the Qaeda-backed militants in treacherous terrain. (New York Times — 17 hours ago)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 15 — A spectacular spasm of insurgent attacks that penetrated high-security zones on Thursday prompted shock and confusion across Pakistan, where intelligence agencies and the military have long been viewed as the nation’s most potent and prepared institutions. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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Officials said the militant who survived an assault on Saturday was behind two other major attacks and the police had warned the Pakistani military that a raid was being planned. (New York Times — 12 October, 2009)
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Militants launched a string of deadly attacks in the Pakistani heartland and in the troubled northwest on Thursday. (MSNBC — 16 October, 2009)
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An intelligence official says Pakistani jets have bombed militant targets in an insurgent stronghold close to the Afghan border.

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(MSNBC — 13 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — As American troops move deeper into southern Afghanistan to fight Taliban insurgents, U.S. officials are expressing new concerns about the role of fugitive Taliban leader Mohammad Omar and his council of lieutenants, who reportedly plan and launch cross-border strikes from … (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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