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Organized Crime in Pakistan Feeds Taliban

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

The New York Times August 29, 2009 By SABRINA TAVERNISE KARACHI, Pakistan — Taliban fighters have long used this city of 17 million as a place to regroup, smuggle weapons and even work seasonal jobs. But recently they have discovered another way to make fast money: organized crime. The police here say the Taliban, working with criminal groups, are using Mafia-style networks to kidnap, rob banks and extort, generating millions of...

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