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The storming of Red Mosque killed 20 militants and three soldiers were killed

July 10 2007

According to the latest data transmitted from Islamabad, during the operation of the security forces of Pakistan, held in the Red Mosque, eliminated 20 of the extremists. The military also said about the losses - as a result of the assault killed three soldiers.

Now the battle continues. Extremists used against members of the Pakistani security forces hand grenades, grenade launchers and machine guns. Command of troops suggests that the operation could last several more hours. About this transmits AP.

Representative of the command of Pakistan army, Major-General Waheed Arshad, the security forces entered the territory of the mosque on three sides and quickly took control of the lower floor. However, the extremists are firmly on the remainder of the complex. The general promised that he surrendered to be arrested, while reluctant to die.

Recall that the supporters of the leader of the Pakistani Islamist Abdul Rashid Ghazi - the students of religious educational establishments - a few months already controlled the Red Mosque, not allowing it to the authorities. According to official figures, during the conflict (before the storm), killing 20 people, more than 100 injured. The country's authorities reject any conditions that may push or push the militants.

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