January 16, 2008


Militants overrun military base in Pakistan (Associated Press, January 16, 2008)

Up to 25 troops were missing and feared dead after Islamic militants armed with rockets overran a remote military outpost close to the Afghan border, the military said today. It claimed 40 attackers were killed in the fight.

"About 200 militants charged the fort from four sides" late Tuesday, said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas. "They broke through the fort's wall with rockets," he said.

"Fifteen of the troops in the base escaped and they have reached Jandola while 25 others have scattered and there is no news how many of them were martyred or fled," he said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2008 8:12 AM

What value is there in attacking a mud fort?

And if Musharraf had called CentCom, there would be 200 dead militants, instead of just 40. He's got to learn.....

Posted by: ratbert at January 16, 2008 8:42 AM

Where was Gunga Din?

Posted by: Genecis at January 16, 2008 10:02 AM

Why he has to fight back? Who says so.
Expect within one year Pakistan falls to Taleban
Within three, US withdraws form Afghanistan.
Within five years, India withdraws from Kashmir.

Posted by: Gyan at January 17, 2008 4:01 AM

The sooner Pakistan falls the better, creating a free-fire zone for India, Iran and the US. Kashmir will determine its own future.

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2008 8:22 AM
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