Yahoo! News reported Sporadic gunfire and explosions could be heard Wednesday from Islamabad's Red Mosque as a Pakistani military operation to seize the complex, which has left over 60 people dead, entered a second day. The army said it had taken control of 80 percent of the compound and was battling die-hard Islamist fighters holed up in basement rooms who were using women and children as human shields.
So generous of the brave Islamist fighters to let the women and children have their virgins.... Minister of State for Information Tariq Azeem said the intense fighting from fighters using automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades showed the mosque had been infiltrated by hard-core Islamic radicals.
So automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades are not normally found in mosques??? I thought that was normal."The way they resisted, the way they engaged our troops, our best trained army for 16-17 hours shows they were trained fighters,"
Not just trained fighters, but trained Islamic fighters, trained in the proper use of women and children as human shields.he told a news conference late on Tuesday night.