Breaking News: Pakistan Army Moves On Militant Stronghold

The Pakistan army has started moving troops and artillery towards the Taliban militants' stronghold in South Waziristan, local officials say.

They told the BBC that 30,000 troops backed by tanks were moving in on the stronghold of Hakimullah Mehsud, the new head of the Pakistan Taliban

They are moving from the north, the east, and the west.

A curfew was imposed in the region before the offensive began, after several Taliban attacks in recent days.

Troops were moving from the northern town of Razmak, between North and South Wazirstan; from Jandola in the east; and from Shakai in the west.

BBC News

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