special task force


special task force
   an extra-legal police group
   Another instrument of tyranny or religious bigotry:
    Their attempts at non-violent protests were brutally put down by the Special Task Force, a kind of Buddhist Gestapo. (Dalrymple, 1998, writing about Sri Lankan Tamils)

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