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1 | Pakistan A Deadly Show of Strength Baitullah Mehsud, commander of Taliban groups in Pakistan, took credit for a March 30 raid on a police academy in Lahore that sparked an eight-hour standoff and left at least 12 people dead. In telephone interviews with Pakistani news agencies, Mehsud also promised to "amaze everyone in the world" with an attack on Washington as revenge for U.S. missile strikes on militant bases along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The FBI painted the threat as purely aspirational, pointing out that Mehsud had made similar comments before. Still, the attack comes less than a month after...

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