Gone are the days when Pakistani Army Jawans, in 1965 war, were carrying the loaded bombs in front of Indian tanks assault to stop their advancements and save
In today's world, suicide attacks are not unknown war tactics for Pakistani residents especially in tribal belt – North, South Waziristan and Malakand division, including
There are doubts that the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is also carried out by same radical forces. Since then, political leaders are raising warning messages against Taliban, the radical forces behind all such heinous attacks but the scare of attack is reaching larger cities and the height of this fear is seen in Karachi too, where one local political party is quite vocal against Taliban.
Most recent suicide attack in a mosque in Jamrood, Khyber Agency, which took the lives of 70 innocents during Friday prayer, has raised the eyebrows of investigating authorities and a larger question, "who is killing innocent Muslims and why?" is under critical discussion.
To get the insight, we need to look at the role of radical forces in tribal areas of
- ISI, Pakistani spy agency is behind all suicide attacks in Southern Waziristan by Mullah Nazir Ahmed, a warlord of
- We will take revenge from Bait Ulla Mehsud over attacks in mosques – by Zain Uddin Mehsud, a splinter group of Bait Ulla Mehsud TTP
- A warlord, Tarkistan's group was busy in number of defiance activities including innocents killing, hence Taliban killed 24 of his group members along with his real brother
Such activities clearly indicate that – these radical forces are divided into various groups & each one is trying to retain the control of areas which they already had conquered, hence fighting against others for different motives. Taliban wants the radical version of Islam & its strict interpretation in areas where they enjoy majority such as Malakand division. This includes the ban on female education & work. Taliban is using suicide attack tactics against
Other warlords, such as Tarkistan or likeminded Uzbek fighters have their own interests - to survive in border areas of Pakistan until the US forces are having major assault onto them in neighbouring Afghanistan. Hence, they are using suicide attacks as a tactic to counter other warring factions. Because in FATA, they have a common enemy – American drones, this has made the life of these warlords much relaxed & they en cash each causality in their favour.
Beside internal warfare, suicide attacks technology has been exported to major cities for personal gains such as settling the enmities. A case of Bhakkar,
Indian interest in
Few warlords have been paid high to carry out such tactics and speak against them hence shouldering the responsibility on Pakistani intelligence agencies too.
Suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto, on 27th December was exposed by media as an act of killing through firing and suicide attack to destroy the onsite evidences. This was also denied by Taliban, though no investigations have been carried out so far, had left bigger room for doubts about hidden hands other than radical forces.
Attack on Marriot,
By taking the same line of revenge, Pakistani intelligence agencies were blamed by
Within this context, religion or Islam has been singled out from this internal warfare tactic. By being a war tactic, it has nothing to do with Islam and in today's