Pakistan Government Lifts Curfew, Asks Citizens To Flee

May 9, 2009

Pakistan (ChattahBox) – Citizens have been told to flee during a temporary curfew lift in Islamabad, after militants began fighting the army, in what is thought to be a rapidly escalating conflict.

Violence has been looming ever since Sharia Law was declared earlier this year, an action that led to a sudden influx of Taleban militants into the city. There have been 15,000 troops deployed in response, but dozens have already died in the ensuing fighting between the army and the 5,000 Taleban extremists.

Because of this, the government has lifted the usually strict curfew as of 6:00 AM Sunday, and are asking that residents of Islamabad take the chance to run, before the fighting gets, inevitably, worst.

Many roads have already been jammed due to the sudden surge of people, but many are too afraid to run, and so are settling in to wait out the conflict, one that is already taking down civilians caught in the crossfire.

More on this story as it develops.


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