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Islamic terrorists attack police academy in Pakistan

Posted by jagoindia on March 31, 2009


The day terror revisited historic Lahore

Pakistan says arrested suspect in police school attack is Afghan

Militants attack police academy near Lahore
Nirupama Subramanian, The Hindu, Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009
8 trainees killed; security forces establish control over centre

A quick operation: Pakistani paramilitary soldiers arrest a suspected militant near the site of the Manawan police training school on Monday, hours after armed men seized the premises.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces took control of a police training school in a grim eight-hour gun battle with armed militants who seized the premises on the outskirts of Lahore early on Monday after killing at least eight recruits and taking others hostage.

The training school at Manawan is a mere 10 km from the Wagah border with India.

Contrary to fears of a high death toll, government officials said eight police trainees were killed and 95 injured in the attack. At least one civilian bystander was also killed in militant fire, while two others were injured.

Interior Ministry head Rehman Malik said that of an undetermined number of gunmen who captured the school and tore through it with grenades and automatic weapons, three blew themselves up during the siege. None was captured alive from the premises. But one suspect was arrested outside the school, with police saying they found two grenades on his person.

Mr. Malik told journalists that the man was from Paktika district in Afghanistan, close to the Pakistan border. The bearded Pashto-speaking man, whose capture was seen live on television, was an associate of the South Waziristan Taliban commander, Beithullah Mehsud, Mr. Malik said, adding that the “whole planning was done there.”

He said two others were also detained and being questioned. Following successful operations against militants in FATA (tribal areas) and in the NWFP, terrorists were turning to other parts of the country, Mr. Malik said. “We now have two choices: to hand over the country to the Taliban, or to fight them.”

The media deliberated on the “Indian hand” and the closeness of the location to the Indian border, especially after another remark by Mr. Malik that “foreign involvement” was a possibility, although he did not name any country.

The incident shook Pakistan for the brazenness and apparent ease with which it was carried out within a month of the March 3 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. Mr. Malik and other officials refused to comment on a possible link between the two attacks.

The attack began at 7.30 a.m., when an estimated 850 unarmed recruits at the school were assembled for the morning parade. The gunmen, said to be at least 10 in number, jumped over the 6-foot wall, threw grenades at the assembly and fired indiscriminately. All the personnel who were killed fell victim in this first assault.

The attackers were in their 20s, dressed in salwar-kameez, had beards and carried backpacks, in which they were apparently carrying a huge stock of arms and ammunition. Media reports said some were wearing police uniforms. They quickly took control of the buildings.

When it became clear within an hour that the situation was beyond the local police force, the government called in the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers and the Army. Television footage showed troops closing in on the school, while some terrified looking police trainees, including those with injuries, were seen scampering or crawling out.

It was 3.30 p.m. when troops emerged on the roof of the building, showing the victory sign.

Pakistan split from within by terrorist threat
By David Blair, Diplomatic Editor
30 Mar 2009, telegraph.co.uk

THIS was not the first victory that Pakistan’s security forces have achieved over gunmen striking an urban target, but it was certainly among the quickest and least bloody successes in recent history.

Compared with the brazen assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on March 3, when all the attackers managed to escape and only a handful of police fired a shot against them, the security response was far more effective. But it could scarcely have been worse. And the fact that the gunmen chose to raid a police training centre, surely one of the toughest targets on offer, showed their confidence.

More than anywhere else, the struggle against Islamist terrorism in Pakistan has some of the features of a bitter civil war. Many of the extremist groups were once nurtured by the security forces, not only to resist the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan but also to fight what Pakistanis regard as a just war against India’s “occupation” of Kashmir.

In Lahore, barely half an hour’s drive from the Indian border, the Kashmir conflict looms larger than Afghanistan. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the armed group which executed last year’s raid on the Indian city of Mumbai, has its stronghold in Lahore.

LeT was founded to wage “jihad” in Kashmir and once enjoyed the full support of Pakistan’s security forces. By promising to shut down groups such as LeT, the Pakistani state has made itself a legitimate target in their eyes. But many Pakistanis passionately support LeT’s ambition to force India out of Kashmir, which has a Muslim majority, and unite this territory with their own country.

If they are forced to choose between their government and LeT, many Pakistanis would support the self-styled “liberators” of Kashmir. This struggle splits Pakistani society from top to bottom, rendering the country acutely vulnerable. In Afghanistan, 62,000 Western troops limit what the Taliban and its allies can achieve.

Pakistan has no such insurance and the country is split from within. At present, it is probably more vulnerable than Afghanistan.

4 Responses to “Islamic terrorists attack police academy in Pakistan”

  1. The recent attacked in Pakistan soil is relly ashamedfull because after attacked on Sri-lankan team Pak goverment had to be high alert but they were not.
    The attacked on Pak Police Training Acedemy showed the terrorist is not from Pak even they want to spoil Pak and defame in the world so the proof is Pak military captured 2extremists alive and they are from Afghanistan so Pak ve to Wipe out all these radicals but they look like Paki citizen so they cant kill them so they are just waiting for good time because their 1st responsibilty is to protect their local citizens and then any operation.
    Examination is under process whoz behind the attack and what was the aim of terrorist very soon Pak goverment ll findout every hand which ve link with these situation…..
    and those who sacrificed their life for martydomyard all Pak slute them and they are realy good and real hero of Pak.

  2. Akash Verma said

    Ministry of Interior Government of Pakistan Blaming ISI For Lahore Attack? Exclusive Report!
    http://thecurrentaffairs.com/index.php/ministry-of-interior-government-of-pakistan-blaming-isi-for-lahore-attack-exclusive-report/

  3. Akash Verma said

    Militant commander Baitullah Mahsud threatens attack on White House
    http://thecurrentaffairs.com/index.php/militant-commander-baitullah-mahsud-threatens-attack-on-white-house/

  4. alertpak said

    The Dead Hand of Islam (Pakistan)
    March 28, 2009 by alertpak

    The seed of destruction of Islam is latent in Islam itself.

    Mijanur Rahaman

    Who is responsible for the ghastly blast in a Mosque in Jumrad, Pakistan on 27th March ‘09 that tolled more than 80 lives and critically injured over 150 Muslims. The unfortunate Muslims assembled in that mosque to pay the Jumma Namaz, Friday prayer, a most important weekly rituals of muslims as considered. That massacre is not done by any Hindu Zionist or Indian Military or US or the Christian or Jews.

    Each and every genocide in the present world concerned the Kashmiri Hindus or the Bangladeshi Hindu Minorities or any non-muslim minorities any where in this world is caused by the Islamic Fundamentalist cum Terrorists or they are the seed cause. The fatal plight over the innocent Palestine Muslims by Israel is nothing but the reaction against the conspiracy of Muslim world to finish Israel.

    We can blame the Jews or the Christians or the Hindus or the Buddhists for everything to blame them and to praise us dogmatically.

    But in comparison they are much better than us in every respect of philanthropisity, humanity and practicability.

    Islam is now termed as the Dead Hand of Islam.

    Those who have committed such a sin as to kill men at prayer, are nothing but the incarnation of Iblish, the Satan.

    The muslims consider the Jumma Namaz, i.e. Friday Prayer is most important and the greatest. But these Islamofascists are free to do any impermissible in the name of Islam. We should start to hate such Islam for ever. Denounce this murderous Islam to save the humanity.

    They are the enemy of mankind. They are the beasts. They claim that Islam is religion of peace; they have turned this religion as a manifesto of terrorism. Down with these zealots.

    Pakistani-Talibani-Deobandi-Saytani Murdabad.

    These Islamic fanatics are most active in this subcontinent through the support of their Mosques, Madrashas and the school of Deobandis.

    In Bangladesh the recent coup in Bangladesh Rifles, or the black Friday blast in Pakistan or the Mumbai attack in 26/11, all are caused by this pro-active fanatical school of Pan Islamists. They are the most dangerous threat to the humanity.

    But, the seed of destruction of Islam is latent in Islam itself.

    This Pakistani-Talibani-Deobandi-Saytani nexus against any reform in Islam should be exposed and we have to fight all out against this Mullah-tantra (Islamic network) at any cost.

    visit : http://www.alertpak.wordpress.com
    http://www.reformislam.org
    http://www.danielpipes.org
    http://www.islamicterrorism.wordpress.com
    writer can be contacted on : mijanurrahaman786@yahoo.co.in

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