Recent News from Pakistan

  • 01/02/2010: A suicide bomber detonated a truck full of explosives near Lakki Marwat city in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 88 people. Villagers had gathered to watch a volleyball tournament. Residents of the town had formed a militia to repel the Taliban, Al Jazeera. Militants have been increasing attacks of large crowds of civilians in areas where civilians have formed militias to fight Taliban violence and control. Possible scenarios for combating this tactic, Reuters.
  • 12/08/2009: Militants attacked Pakistan’s security agency in Multan with grenades and a car bomb, Reuters. Dozens were also killed in blasts at a market in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday, CNN. New information has come out that Obama administration officials warned Pakistani military officials last month that if Pakistan did not increase its fight against Taliban militants, the U.S. would move more military force into Pakistan, New York Times. Analysts warn that al Qaeda may try to provoke a conflict between India and Pakistan, two countries that have historically had uneasy relations, Reuters.

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