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Friday, November 10, 2006

Snake Comes to Bite - Terror comes to Roost

A suicide bomber killed 42 Pak soldiers. This was apparently in retaliation to Pak's destruction of a madrassa (using air power), which killed more than 80 people. According to Pak, the madrassa was graduating terrorists (this contradicts most experts who perpetually claims madrassas are benign religious schools).

The first suicide bomber in terror factory Pak is an indication that Taliban and al-Qaeda are stepping up take over battle of Pak or at least working to consolidate a state within a state. If Pak continues to play double game with terrorists with regards to India and Afghanistan, the snake will bite back. It portents a bleak picture for Pak’s future and gathering danger for India, Afghanistan and the rest of the world.

"An anonymous telephone caller told a Pakistani journalist the attack that killed 42 army recruits in the northwestern town of Dargai on Wednesday was revenge for an air strike last week on a religious school in the nearby Bajaur region, in which authorities said 80 militants were killed.

The suicide attack was the first on the security forces outside Waziristan, a tribal region where the army has been fighting al Qaeda and pro-Taliban militants since late 2003.

Bajaur is at the northern end of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt along the Afghan border, while Waziristan is at the south. Osama bin Laden is believed to be hiding somewhere in the remote, rugged stretch of mountains." (Reuters)