Terrorists Bomb Pakistan Hotel

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A bombing Tuesday at a luxury hotel in Pakistan killed at least five people and injured dozens.

The target was a hotel in the northwest city of Peshawar.

The hotel is a often used by foreign journalists and tourists. The average Pakistani would not be able to afford to stay there. That's why it was targeted.

The attack comes as Pakistan's army launches an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in that same region.

The military shelled a number of terrorist hide outs in the Bannu district.

The army is also deploying troops to Waziristan, a region controled by the militants.

The military has launched multiple operations against the Taliban since 2004, but failed to crush the militants. But now, under intense international pressure, the Pakistani military is moving hard against them.

Local residents are also getting in on the offensive.

Citizen militia groups are forming in the northwest to fight against the militants.

All of this is seen as a big test of Pakistan's resolve to take on terrorist groups on its soil.

The Taliban are hoping bombings like the one today will eventually break the government's resolve to combat them.


 

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