The escalation of combat action in the north-west of Pakistan, where governmental troops conduct a large-scale operation against Taliban guerrillas, has led to numerous terrorist acts committed across the nation.
The largest terrorist act took place in the city of Lahore, in the north-west of Pakistan. A car bomb killed at least 23 and injured 200 people. The car blew up near the police headquarters of the city.
Pakistan’s Interior Affairs Minister Rahman Malik said that the terrorist act had been conducted by Taliban fighters.
Pravda.Ru has already reported that the combat action in the Swat Valley in the north-west of Pakistan made millions of civilians flee their homes, which became a humanitarian catastrophe for Pakistan.
The UN urged the international community to collect $543 million of humanitarian aid to help those who suffered from the military actions in Pakistan.
The United States never expected such a development of the situation in Pakistan at the time when US troops were invading Afghanistan, Pakistan’s neighboring state. Now US officials have to acknowledge that the counter-terrorist operation in Afghanistan has led to the domino principle.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said that the increase of the US military presence in Afghanistan could make more Talibs move to Pakistan to finally destabilize the situation in the country.
The appearance of the Taliban movement has ruined the USA’s game of geopolitics in the region. After America and its allies invaded Afghanistan, the situation in Pakistan – the only reliable ally of the USA in the region - went out of control.
“It seems that the Pentagon officials do not know where the Taliban guerrillas are hiding. US troops kill many civilians for the sake of destroying only several al-Qaeda gunmen. Why is that? Is that because of poor intelligence, mistakes of the special services or is it because of the absolute disdain of everything for the sake of achieving military objectives? Pakistan has been a staunch ally of the United States for 60 years. The things, which the US administration are doing there now are beyond understanding,” scientist of politics Aman Saliyev said.
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