Pakistan suspends naval base commander after Taliban attack

08:06, May 26, 2011      

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Pakistan has suspended commander of a major naval air base which was hit by Taliban militants on Sunday, local media reported Wednesday.

Geo television reported that Commodore Raja Tahir will remain suspended pending the inquiry into the attack which left 10 navy personnel dead.

Commodore Khalid Pervez has been appointed as new commander of the PNS Mehran naval air base in the southern port city of Karachi.

Other TV channels reported that it was a routine transfer.

Geo TV reported that four former navy officers, who were convicted of helping with attacks on defence facilities, were questioned about the Sunday attack.

The four convicts jailed in Rawalpindi had never been posted at PNS Mehran, according to reports.

Source: Xinhua
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