Pakistani Army Invades Red Mosque
The Pakistani military invaded the Red Mosque and seminary complex early on Tuesday morning. As I write, Aljazeera is reporting that the army has 85% of the complex. Some 40 Muslim militants inside the mosque have been killed, as have 3 Pakistani soldiers.
For the background of this crisis, see Manan Ahmad’s comments at our group blog.
The Pakistani government has faced protests in the north of the country, in Malakand and Waziristan, over the Red Mosque crisis.