A temporary army camp set up along the Chenab River in Gujrat District, Punjab was ambushed by suspected members of the Pakistani Taliban, resulting in the deaths of eight security personnel. The attack occurred today at 5:30 am local time, and is believed to be in retaliation to the recent Pakistani decision to open the Southern Distribution Network (SDN), the main NATO supply route towards Afghanistan. According to the Gujrat police, seven soldiers and one policeman were among the dead.

According to the local sources, the attack was conducted by around half a dozen members from the pro-Taliban group, Difah-e-Pakistan. The attackers, who reached the area in a car and a number of motorcycles, opened indiscriminate fire on the soldiers with light machine guns. The policeman was killed when he tried to intervene. At least seven people were injured, some of them seriously during the attack. The injured included four policemen and three soldiers.

The army camp was set up last month, to recover the remains of Major Zahid Bari, who was killed when his helicopter crashed in the area on May 23rd, 2012. The Pakistani authorities were surprised by the attack, which happened in an area which had remained free of Talibani terror until now.

Officials informed the media that they are still investigating whether the attackers were linked to the Difah-e-Pakistan or not. The local police sources meanwhile said that the attackers could have definitely used the cover of a Difah-e-Pakistan protest, which was occurring near the army camp at the time of the attack. More than 8,000 people were taking part in the protest, which was passing through the area, on its way to Islamabad.

Basharat Mahmood, the head of the Gujrat Police Force said that the policemen are still searching for the perpetrators, who fled the area immediately after the attack. He said that a police patrol team tried to intercept the attackers as they were fleeing, but were overpowered and outnumbered by the militants.

Meanwhile the protests against the opening of the SDN continued in various parts of Pakistan, even as Taliban intensified its attacks inside Afghanistan. Six NATO troops were killed yesterday in the Afghan province of Wardak, when a Main Battle Tank (MBT) was destroyed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

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  1. Till Pakistani nation does not get rid of zardari ppp,iltaf hussain mqm,chaudries of pml q,asfandiar wali anp,molana fazluraman mma,sharif brothers,and their followers with stopping love for dollars$ and take strict action against fake degree holders,nro cases,corruption in politicians, generals,civil and military bureaucracy and finish NAB department which itself the most corrupt department its officers themselves get riches in days with UN declared assets this department always used against enemies and rivals putting hands on small toads rather then big fishes courts are not only responsible to provide justices or angel will come to settle down all problems like electricity, wheat,gas ,water, common day needs, sugar prices, smuggling of meat, poultry,and meat to Afghanistan, insecurity bomb blasts ,drone attacks, target killings, etc etc joblessness,while letting Americans black water,xee,bones and skull,under cover secret CIA USA agents to freely go any where specially KPK and Baluchistan province with no check no N.O.C with no shoot on the sight and no strict actions beyond they did many worst things in past like Raymond Davis who killed innocent Pakistanis but with Pakistani leaders support he fled away peacefully and many others these under cover male female agents dodge with Pakistani security forces and torturing Pakistani nationals with supporting local criminals for terrorist activities and sending through Afghanistan borders never any Taliban or any other harmed these under cover Americans inside Pakistan except the one in Afghanistan who are fighting for their sovereignty all time their favorite mission is to destabilize Pakistan internally with Jewish khaad moss-ad raw support as Pakistan only Muslim country with nuclear assets biggest headache jealousy all time for them with lame propaganda’s excuses like bush who started fake war of bloody war on terror to kill innocent babies and invade free states capture there resources OILS and deploy army in Afghanistan Iraq and now on-wards same thing moving towards jordan LIBYA Syria yemen sHAM etc who else will be don’t know Germany made world war to invade world but Americans invading free states like parasites with plannings and strategies with full boost of rich Jews present in their congress pentagon and policy makers who already hold world 95% media use for dramas and propaganda first to make internal instability and then attack them when any other super power will break this supremacy to neutralize this blood shed monopoly of war mongers once Americans get their own pain like they traumatized the whole world every thing will be solved forever 100% Guaranteed according to famous scholars once Americans stop interfering in other matters and let the other lives free like they living themselves and enjoying once they leave Iraq Afghanistan stop supporting Israel for bombing on Lebanon Palestine for sure there will be no need of fake war of terror and wasting american citizen precious tax paid money on killing their own army and other people there will be no threat to others and Americans too live peacefully and leave others to live peacefully every one have right to live and no hate for any country else destruction of every thing is the end result of these whole hidden secret dirty Games if all allegations that were made against Iraq Iran Afghanistan same were made against super powers like Russia France UK Germany what would america do ?war no never not but through peace-full talks to solve the issues as they did on many occasions with Russia but as these states which are under attack got weak economy no technology so they are made for hunt and to check all latest weapons they made for world destruction Al Qaeda leader Asama who was previous CIA trained agent provided Americans mujaheddin to cut Russia into pieces in Russian war now same mujaheddin called Talibans terrorists trained by usa raw for the instability of pakistan -All cursed evils will burn in hell on the day of judgement and answerable for all they did in this short life on this earth GOD BLESS THIS UNIVERSE keep it safe from all dEvils.

  2. AS SLAMO ALEKUM First of all my HEARTIEST TRIBUTE TO our eight SHOHDAS
    #MAY PEACE MERCY AND BLESSING OF ALMIGHTY ALLAH UPON YOU.
    Now I would like to invite most kine attention of our be loved PAKISTAN
    ARMY.GENERAL ASHFAQ PERVEZ KAYANI AND ALL RESPECT ABLE CORE COMMANDERS
    that your are last and final hope of this QUAID PAKISTAN all these un
    kind and most corrupt rulers,so called politicians are undermining our
    country by a high level CONSPIRACY.I will already send some media proofs and cutting to HONORABLE C.O.A.S With a NINE POINT AGENDA TO
    SAVE OUR COUNTRY.RESPECTED SIR I KNOW VERY WELL TO MR ASIF ZARDARI AS A Same citizen and NEIGHBOR IN NAWABSHAH.Such family never like
    PAKISTAN SOLIDARITY,PROSPERITY.In this regard i have some previous record to HONORABLE C..A.S and mercy request to initiate strict action against such PERFIDIOUS RULERS,Hope your all respect able GENERALS FAITH FULLY COGITATION IN YOUR CORE COMMANDERS MEETING TOO.Assalam-u-Alaikum Wa Wa rahmatullahi Barakatuhu.,

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    MOST RESPECT AND LOVE ABLE MOHTRAM GENERAL ASHFAQ PERVEZ KAYANI
    AND ALL GENERALS PAKISTAN ARMY
    AS SLAMO ALEKUM WA REHMATULLAH

    Hope you are all fine with the Mercy of ALMIGHTY ALLAH and serving for MADRE WATAN
    PRAY ALMIGHTY AWARD YOU MUCH STRENGTH,POWER,GOOD HEALTH LONG LIVES FOR
    THIS PURPOSE AAMEEN. Here I would like TRIBUTE TO OUR request that all of your kind personalities well known
    the current worst and worst condition of our be loved PAKISTAN.
    Our 18teen billion peoples are badly suffering from mega crises due to our most corrupt
    RULERS AND HIS MEGA UN FORGET ABLE WORST CORRUPTION,So I have approach to
    kind C.O.A.S GENERAL ASHFAQ PERVEZ KAYANI and send all detail acute panic problems
    with MEDIA PROOF and request to share me only 1/2 hour to brief my NINE POINT AGENDA
    which i have send him for best achieve ment in all fields hope you all kind and faith full
    personalities consider my earnest request in the interest of LARGER PAKISTAN.
    AT THAT TIME WHEN I AM SENDING SUCH APPEAL ITS THE NIGHT OF SHABAN UL MOAZM AND I AM OFFERING TAHAJUD PRAYER ALMIGHTY ALLAH ACCEPT OUR FAITH FULL PRAY,S
    AND OUR BELOVED COUNTRY SAVE AND MUCH STABLE WITH PAKISTAN ARMY KIND EFFORTS.

    A LOVER OF PAKISTAN AND PAKISTAN ARMY
    HAJI SHABIB BAIG

    اْس سے کہنا وہ اب بھی ہنستی رہا کرے کہ … شہیدوں کی مائیں رویا نہیں کرتیں

  3. Pakistan army and other law enforcement agencies has suffered a lot in “War against terror” Who are these terrorist? Or some third party is taking advantage. Pakistan is a nice country with great loving people.

  4. Dear country men we are in trouble since 1947 till to day. Government of Pakistan knows what is going on there are many intelligence agencies in civil as well in defence services.They are continuously watching the situation. What the civilian knows is a drop in an ocean.Media is playing a bad role highlighting the negative issues. Lets pray to Allah to helps and unit us so that we can solve our problems. And lets stop blaming others and do our duties honestly. Pakistan Zindabad.

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