Pakistan: Anti-terror Drill Against Taliban Militants

By Geraldine Cook
April 01, 2012

Pakistani rangers take part in an anti-terror drill in Lahore in December 2011. Pakistan diverted troops to battle Taliban militants, who are increasingly seen as a threat to national
security in northwestern Pakistan. A campaign of suicide attacks and bombings in Pakistan
blamed on the Taliban and other extremist groups killed more than 3,200 people in less than
three years across the nuclear-armed country of 187 million people. Agence France-Presse

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