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Pakistan's government says talks are over in a tense standoff with radical Islamic students who are locked inside the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque.

"There will be no more dialogue," said Deputy Information Minister Tariq Azim. "It has to be an absolutely total surrender, unconditional total surrender."

Pakistani forces and the students exchanged periodic gunfire early Friday that was punctuated by heavy explosions.

The Pakistani government refused to meet a demand by those inside the controversial mosque that they be allowed to surrender without facing arrest. Watch as the mosque standoff continues

Intelligence sources say the nearly 1,000 people who remain holed up inside the mosque are facing a food and water shortage that is making living conditions inside miserable. Read full article »

CNN's Syed Mohsin Naqvi contributed to this report.

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