Pakistani security officials stand guard on December 24 at a checkpoint following a security high-alert, a day after a suicide blast in Islamabad. Pakistan’s civil and military leadership late Monday issued a warning that “the full force of the state” would “take on all and any entities that resort to violence”. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pakistani security officials stand guard on December 24 at a checkpoint following a security high-alert, a day after a suicide blast in Islamabad. Pakistan’s civil and military leadership late Monday issued a warning that “the full force of the state” would “take on all and any entities that resort to violence”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Pakistan to ‘drain the swamp’ of Taliban-linked militants in US-backed offensive

  • Pakistan warned that ‘the full force of the state’ would ‘take on all and any entities that resort to violence’, referring to Afghanistan’s Taliban
  • Public pressure to abandon efforts to negotiate with the TTP has intensified after police on December 23 thwarted an apparent suicide bombing attempt

Pakistani security officials stand guard on December 24 at a checkpoint following a security high-alert, a day after a suicide blast in Islamabad. Pakistan’s civil and military leadership late Monday issued a warning that “the full force of the state” would “take on all and any entities that resort to violence”. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pakistani security officials stand guard on December 24 at a checkpoint following a security high-alert, a day after a suicide blast in Islamabad. Pakistan’s civil and military leadership late Monday issued a warning that “the full force of the state” would “take on all and any entities that resort to violence”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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