Sunday, December 7, 2008


The Bench front page... Pakistan engaging in nationwide, internal sweep to clean house: ISLAMABAD (Reuters)Pakistani security forces on Sunday raided a camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), two sources said, in a strike against the militant group blamed by India for last month's deadly attacks on Mumbai. Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported on Saturday that Pakistan had put its forces on high alert after a caller pretending to be Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee threatened President Asif Ali Zardari while the attacks were still going on. More from Reuters... The story from Dawn, mention by Reuters above, tells us that more than just one camp was targeted and that there is now a nationwide sweep of Pakistan by the military to arrest extremists: MUZAFFARABAD/ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 - Security forces have launched a ‘quiet’ crackdown on activists belonging to the banned jihadi outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba in different parts of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.In Muzaffarabad, a major army operation was under way in the city suburbs on Sunday against a site being used by the Jamaatud Dawa, which is headed by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. Sources said that more than 20 members of the banned organisation and Lashkar-i-Taiba’s ‘commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi had been arrested. More at Dawn... ALSO: NATO supplies attacked in Pakistan