Pakistani attack threatens NATO route

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An Interior Ministry spokesman in Islamabad said a ground offensive in Waziristan has been put on hold.

Pakistan’s senior military commander, Lt. Gen Nadeem Ahmed, told reporters last month that the Pakistani army was trying to create the “right” conditions for a full-blown offensive in South Waziristan by imposing a tight blockade on entry and exit points and pounding Taliban targets from the air.

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