CWN.org – The Pakistani military mobilized troops in around the city of Pershawar [sic], launching attacks on Taliban hideouts.
The government acted in response to fears that the Taliban and other Islamic militants were moving in to control the city.
The military offensive came just days after thousands of Taliban supporters cheered the public execution of two accused informants, and after militants in nearby south Wazirstan killed 28 members of a peace committee.
It also came about a week after police negotiated the release of 16 kidnapped Christians from the Peshawar area.
According to the Voice of the Martyrs, Taliban militants seized the Christians.
Last week as they were in prayer at a child dedication service. the service was held in a former Madrassa Islamic school.
Some of the Christians were beaten. Cell phones, money and personal possessions were stolen from them. The Taliban abductors demanded that the group’s pastor convert to Islam. He refused….