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.


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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