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Civil War in Pakistan?!?

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: Asia, News, Sad
  • Date: Jan 16,2008 | 12:46 PM

According to the BBC news, hundreds of militants invaded and captured a Pakistani fort. They killed and captured the Pakistani soldiers and some may have escaped or been set free. I wouldn’t be surprise if America started to aid Pakistan like they aid to Israel. This is worse though. It’s Muslim on Muslim violence. Ever since the creation of Pakistan the whole country has been unstable.  It was better when the whole region was one country, in my opinion.  Here is the article:

Militants overrun Pakistan fort

Hundreds of militants have overrun a paramilitary fort in north-west Pakistan, killing or kidnapping many troops, the military says.

At least eight soldiers died in the raid and 15 escaped, the army says. The whereabouts of another 25 are unknown. Some reports put the death toll higher.

South Waziristan is a known stronghold of pro-Taleban and al-Qaeda militants.

The region has been at the centre of fighting between the army and the militants in recent months.

Gunfire

“About 200 militants charged the fort from four sides,” army spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said.
They broke through the fort’s wall with rockets.”

Local officials and other reports suggest the number of militants may have been nearer to 1,000.

Observers say this is the first time that militants have captured a fort in Pakistan.

The army says that up to 40 attackers were killed in the fighting, something the tribal fighters deny. There is no independent confirmation of this figure.

Officials said troops at the fort came under rocket and automatic weapons attack from militants on Tuesday night.

Soldiers returned fire and the battle went on until early on Wednesday morning. People in the Sararogha area told the BBC Urdu service the exchange of fire went on for four hours.

They said the militants entered the remote military outpost and started shifting weapons and troops they had captured out of the fort.

It is unclear whether the militants are still inside the fort.

Correspondents say that Sararogha Fort dates back to the British colonial period.

It is one of several such posts located along South Waziristan’s mountainous border with Afghanistan.

Military personnel at the base monitor and patrol the frontier which it is claimed is used by militants to transport weapons into Afghanistan.

Militant leader

Correspondents say the Sararogha area is a stronghold of pro-Taleban militant leader Baitullah Mehsud.

He is accused by the government of being behind the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi on 27 December and a wave of other bombings in recent months.

Meanwhile, the political administration of South Waziristan agency, based in neighbouring North West Frontier Province, has called a council of the Mehsud tribe to try to resolve the issue.

The BBC’s Barbara Plett in Islamabad says that in recent weeks there has been an increase in skirmishes on Mehsud tribal lands.

Sources say the government is considering an economic blockade of the tribe.

Source: BBC News 


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  • 11 Responses for "Civil War in Pakistan?!?"

    1. Haqq January 16th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

      Signs of Judgment Day…

      *shivers*

    2. a muslim brother January 17th, 2008 at 12:58 am

      i think youre commenting a bit too much a bit too early. maybe you should look back and see just who was killing who recently and who is fighting back? hmmm.

      maybe we should wait for the situation to really develop before rushing to conclusions.

    3. Mujahideen Ryder January 17th, 2008 at 1:12 am

      a muslim brother on January 17, 2008 at 12:58 am said:

      i think youre commenting a bit too much a bit too early. maybe you should look back and see just who was killing who recently and who is fighting back? hmmm.

      maybe we should wait for the situation to really develop before rushing to conclusions.

      Most of the Pakistanis are saying the country is a mess and is in chaos right now. It’s extremely corrupt. It’s extremely poor. The government only rules the major cities. The villages and rural areas are ruled by the tribes. Half the country hates the government. The other half is with the government.

      Allah knows best. May Allah (swt) bring peace and stability to the ummah. Ameen!

    4. another muslims brother January 17th, 2008 at 1:59 am

      when you’re pushed killing is as easy as breathing.

    5. MR supporter January 17th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

      +1 on this comment. Honestly, nothing but bad has come out from the region and I’m not hating my Paki brothers!

      MR comment: Ever since the creation of Pakistan the whole country has been unstable. It was better when the whole region was one country, in my opinion.

    6. a muslim brother January 18th, 2008 at 12:03 am

      of course a lack of education on the subject will cause some people to make uneducated comments.

      im not paki, btw.

    7. Unknown January 18th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

      Everything happens for a reason. I think its time to revolt against the system to find a better future for our next generation. Poverty and injustice amongst our people have drawn us to hate even our own kind. The only way to change is to change it from the top. Take it however you want it. Love to all!!

    8. qatt mullah January 19th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

      those who kill and are killed in the name of secularism are not muslims or rather they are not believers even if they claim to believe in what was revealed to them (surat an-nisa:60-61). you have to understand that pakistan was created by the muslim league, who were actually used by the british to suppress the hindus of india. these people were secular from the very beginning and only used islam to justify their actions and gain support from the muslims in that region. they had the same dream as mustafa kemal ataturk, which was to wipe out the islamic identity of the population. the partition was inevitable. there were brutal clashes between hindus, muslims and sikhs on a daily basis and even now in india and kashmir the muslims are suffering at hands of the mushrikeen. since the creation of pakistan the pro-western secular government has been sharing intelligence with the enemies of islam and striving against all islamic movements. the only difference is that now the british have been replaced by the americans. the only one who tried to break away from this unholy alliance was zia ul-haqq and we all know what happened to him.

    9. A Friend January 19th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

      Unknown I agree, the corrupt system needs to be changed from top down or bottom up. The people need revolution, May God send us the best people to lead it. And MRyder, when was the whole region one country? Under the British? Before that it was the Mughals, but historically the entire subcontinent was not under one rule. It was always multiple states, with different rulers.

    10. wahhabi dissident January 20th, 2008 at 3:21 am

      Allaahu Akbar!!! Allaah will give victory to the believers and destroy the hypocrites and their plots. Taliban Zindabad!!!

    11. sak January 21st, 2008 at 8:39 pm

      qatt mullah, youve got a remarkably skewed view of history. jinnah and the muslim league pushed for the creation of a separate land for muslims because they believed muslims wouldnt be treated equally in a unified state. Although jinnah was secular, he never came close to trying to create something like what happened in Turkey under Ataturk. secondly, zia ul haqq had an extremely close relationship with the US, infact, the US pretty much used Pakistan to fight a proxy war with the soviets during his tenure. also the same people that took over this fort also blow innocent civilians up in peshawar, islamabad, lahore and karachi, no matter what their motives, how can you support that?

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