April 13, 2006

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE HELLFIRES:

Pakistani Security Forces Attack Militant Hideout (Benjamin Sand, 13 April 2006, VOA News)

Pakistani security forces have launched another attack on a suspected militant hideout in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border. Officials say the attack targeted a senior member of the al-Qaida terrorist network.

Pakistani authorities have confirmed that a number of helicopter gunships attacked the suspected hideout late Wednesday, killing at least six people.

Local officials said Thursday the attack targeted Egyptian-born Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah, considered a senior member of al-Qaida.

Atwah is wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa. The United States has posted a $5 million reward for his capture.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2006 10:57 AM
Comments

Somebody lobbed a couple of missiles over from the Afghan side and hit a mosque.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 13, 2006 11:37 AM

. . . while a wedding was taking place.

Posted by: obc at April 13, 2006 12:47 PM

Got him, according to the Paks.

Posted by: ghostcat at April 13, 2006 5:26 PM
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