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Pakistani Officers Disciplined Over Base Attack


Pakistan's military has disciplined three naval officers in connection with a deadly militant assault on a military base in Karachi one year ago.

The three officers -- who include the base commander at the time of the attack, Commodore Raja Tahir -- were found guilty of negligence by a board of inquiry.

Officials have suggested their punishments could be limited to a freeze on promotions and command appointments.

Heavily armed militants stormed the naval base in Karachi on May 22, 2011, destroying two U.S.-made surveillance planes and killing 10 personnel.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

The ability of the militants to penetrate the high-security base led to speculation they may have had inside information or assistance.

Pakistan's military said there was no evidence the officers were linked to the militants.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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