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Pakistani Taliban set their sights on police

The Pakistani Taliban are targeting police in Karachi. Over 140 officers were killed last year, most of them victims of targeted assassinations.

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The Pakistani government hit back with "Operation Karachi" – an ambitious attempt to eradicate violence in the city – that was launched in September 2013.

But the police are poorly equipped and struggling to fight back against the Taliban. For the Pakistani government, though, this is a war that must be won.

Eighteen months after it was launched, "Operation Karachi ‘ is still ongoing and the violent attacks on police and the secret services are escalating. Our reporters in Pakistan went to investigate.
 

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