The fears of Taliban invasion of Pakistan pushed Army to join anti-terrorism front not US threats. â€œSuicide bomb kills 42 Pakistani soldiersâ€
08 Nov 2006
PESHAWAR: November 8, 2006. â€œA suicide bomber has killed at least 42 soldiers at an army base in northwest Pakistan, in what appears to be a revenge attack for a missile strike against an Al-Qaeda training camp.â€ News agencies
The ISI Inter Services Intelligence, spy agency of Pakistan Armed forces was fully aware that militants trained for Kashmir Jihad and Taliban support to invade Afghanistan can fire back any time. The secret relations of ISI with religious political parties and militant organizations provided perfect protection umbrella to seek power in two border provinces with Afghanistan.
The Pakistan Army was never sincere to curb militant groups and Taliban elements being a tool to threaten other democratic political groups in Pakistan and international anti-terrorism front.
The Book " In Line of Fire" by President Musharraf was a complete liars story when he revealed that Pakistan Government was forced to join anti-terrorism move on threats by US officals.
Musharraf joined anti-terror move because he knew back lash of his actions of formation of Taliban and other Jihadi oufits.
And now, here it comes, Pakistan Army is attacked by its own tools. According to AFP reports " Witnesses said the huge explosion at Dargai in North West Frontier Province sowed panic, and left body parts and shredded clothing scattered across a parade ground where trainee soldiers had gathered for morning assembly.
"Forty-two recruits died in the attack and others are hospitalised, some are in critical condition," military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan told AFP on Wednesday.
The spokesman condemned the bombing, the deadliest since the Pakistan army was deployed in the tribal region about five years ago to hunt down Al-Qaeda militants.
He described it a terrorist attack and warned the death toll could rise. Other security officials said 20 people were wounded.
Sultan said the investigations were ongoing, but the attack appeared to be an act by militants whose training school was destroyed by the military raid at in Bajaur last week.
"We strongly suspect the attack on the army center was done by the people trained in Bajaur in the madrassa run by Al-Qaeda facilitators Maulvi Liaqat and Maulvi Faqir," Sultan said.
"The bomber was clad in a shawl and he blew himself up in the middle of the assembly causing large scale casualties," the official told AFP.
Hidayatullah Khan, who saw the explosion from his newspaper stall just a few hundred metres (yards) from the parade ground, described the grisly aftermath.
"Human limbs, army caps and shoes were scattered all around the blood-splashed ground," he said.
Hours after the bombing an unknown caller claimed that Pakistani Taliban carried out Wednesday`s suicide attack.
The man, who refused to give his name in a telephone call to a prominent journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai of local daily The News, vowed that he would himself be the next suicide bomber.
The caller said the attack was launched by Pakistani Taliban, identifying the group`s leader as Abu Kalim Mohammad Ansari, Yousafzai told AFP.
In light of this first suicide bomb attack on Pakistan army, the iron hand is needed and ISI knows all militant orgnizations, so, action is easy to curb militancy and terror.