Militants attacked a police checkpoint in Peshawar today, sparking a multi-hour gunbattle before retreating to the neighboring Khyber Agency. It was just the latest in a series of attacks in the area, including one that left a pair of pro-govt militia members slain.
For Pakistan’s police in tribal areas such clashes are nothing new, but with Pakistan struggling to cope with the worst floods in recorded history, police are doing double duty, trying to contend with anti-insurgency duties and rescue operations.
In fact the flooding has wound up damaging the government on a number of fronts in its assorted wars, with militants using the resentment caused by slow government action as a recruiting tool and taking advantage of security forces’ added problems.
The flooding has displaced enormous numbers of Pakistanis, and experts say it will likely continue through the end of the month. The wars against the insurgents will likely be going on long, long after that.
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Disaster called Islamic Republic of Pakiland should be left to "Allah's will". Over sixty years of billions in American and Western aid has only "enriched" the lives of ruling military ruling thugs and the rest of Allah's children to their fate at the bottom of hell. It will serve the aid donors better to leave this nation to its fate, be it hunger,thirst or whatever else it is. This nation has all the financial resources to develop nuclear weapons, financing and training terrorists for proxy war with its neighbors and export brain dead jihaids to "spread" Islam world wide. Does this nation of Islamic thugs deserve our good will? FUCK NO.
Look at this, war even in the midst of calamities.
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