Taliban continue terrorism in Pakistan


by Sunny
16th December, 2009 at 1:40 am    

Al Jazeera reports:

At least 33 people have been killed and 70 injured in a car bomb blast in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab province, local officials have said. The blast on Tuesday occurred in a market, close to the house of Zulfiqar Khosa, an adviser to the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

“There are many people trapped in the rubble after the powerful blast demolished some 10 shops … The rescue work is under way and we fear the toll may go up,” Hassan Iqbal, the town commissioner, said. “It was a terrorist activity, similar to those being carried out in other parts of the country.”

The attacks seems to have been aimed at Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslims – who would be under even more attacks if the Taliban were allowed to regain a foothold in the country and neighbouring Afghanistan.


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  1. Pobeda — on 15th December, 2009 at 7:56 pm  

    Oh my!

    Yhose funny foreigners DO get excited about politics, don't they?

    Here are the fun-loving people of Gaza doing their best to get into the headkines:

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1260

    Betcha won't see THIS in the Hamas-loving MSM

  2. lemontea — on 16th December, 2009 at 3:32 am  

    With american forces including guns for hire blackwater in the area i would'n put it past them to be up to their old dirty ops and causing more bloodshed and havoc like they have in south america, iraq and now pakistan!

  3. ssjohal — on 16th December, 2009 at 12:17 pm  

    The Pakistan army has been forced to attack the so called Teleban by its pay masters, in the false hope that it will weaken the resistance in Afganistan to Western occupation. Since this assault began the attacks have increased. The Pakistan people may not like the Teleban, but they hate the Americans.

  4. Dalbir — on 16th December, 2009 at 2:21 pm  

    Let's be frank, The taleban have popular ground level support amongst Afghans and Pak Pastuns as well as staunch muslims in general. Plus many are scared shitless by them. They also have a good source of potential recruits and bollocks.

    They're not going anywhere soon.

  5. douglas clark — on 16th December, 2009 at 4:15 pm  

    Dalbir,

    Lets ask you to be frank too.

    Where do you stand on the taleban?

    What exactly is a staunch Muslim? The last time I heard the word staunch it was attached to the rather insane Reverend Iain Paisley. Now, he was staunch, and a complete idiot.

    You are lacking any moral compass whatsoever dalbir.

    Staunch Muslims and scary Pashtuns.

    Get a fucking grip.

    Try deep breathing or something.

    You are subscribing to evil, yes you are:

    many are scared shitless by them

    Frankly, you are on the wrong side of any sensible arguement.

    Aligning yourself with folk that scare other folk shitless is not a winning strategy, dalbir.

  6. Dalbir — on 16th December, 2009 at 5:33 pm  

    Douglas

    Me, aligning myself with the Taleban! Have you gone bananas? My point was that these people will not be a pushover and seem deeply entrenched, despite umpteen years of the west's finest soldiers being out there, they seem to be as strong as ever.

    The scared shitless people I was referring to were the common folk of Afghani/Pakistan. These fears are well founded I imagine.

    Where I stand on the Taleban? Err….I would love to go out on a piss up around town with a few…what sort of question is that? Get a grip Doug!!!

    I think if they make the west clear off, they'll be fucking around in India in no time.

  7. lfc4life — on 20th December, 2009 at 10:35 am  

    The only people who support the americans in this is the pak government the people are against the yanks and i don't blame them after seeing what they did to iraq where the entire state and society is in turmoil due to the invasion.

  8. Dalbir — on 20th December, 2009 at 11:33 am  

    Another stark truth is that Pakistan is a very “beggy beggy” country and always seems to look for handouts from the Yanks. I wouldn't be surprised if the government over there try and stretch this shit out just to keep the money rolling.

    Have some damn pride!

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