February 23, 2017

WHERE THE WAR ENDS:

Upsurge In Violence Prompts Pakistan To Broaden Antiterror Campaign (Radio Liberty, February 23, 2017)

Pakistan has been on high alert since last week's wave of attacks, including an Islamic State suicide bombing at a famed Sufi shrine that killed at least 90.

The devastating assault on the shrine in Sindh came after a Taliban suicide bombing in Lahore on February 13, which killed 13 people, and a series of other attacks.

A resurgence of the Taliban and IS would be a major blow to Pakistan, where optimism about a recent decline in violence had been growing after a decade-long war on militancy.

Prior to last week's attacks, Pakistan's antiterrorist operations had focused mainly on the country's troubled northwestern tribal region and militants there linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

All against the Salafi.

Posted by at February 23, 2017 6:20 AM

  

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