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Pakistani General Assassinated in the Capital

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/10/2009

Salman Masood and Jane Perlez

"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Two assailants on a motorbike fired on a Pakistani Army jeep amid heavy rush-hour traffic Thursday morning, killing a brigadierl and his driver, a security official said.

"The assassination of the brigadier, Moeen Haider, was believed to be the first targeted attack on a senior military officer in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, and also suggested a new tactic in the ongoing war between the government and Islamist militants. Until now, the military has been able to mostly move freely through the capital.

"The assailants fired with automatic weapons at the jeep, which was not bulletproof, and then disappeared into the busy traffic, according to witnesses. The attack took place around 9:30 a.m. in the G-11 neighborhood of the capital."

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"Pakistani General Assassinated in the Capital", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/pakistani-general-assassinated-in-the-capital