Confident Pakistan holds first Republic Day parade in seven years

March 23, 2015 3:00 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan was holding its first Republic Day parade in seven years on Monday, a symbolic show of strength in the war against Taliban insurgents three months after a militant attack on an army-run high school killed 132 children.

The Pakistan Day parade in the capital, held amid tight security with traffic and pedestrian access blocked, had been canceled since 2008 amid fears of a Taliban attack.

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