Two deadly terrorist attacks

Two fatal attacks in the northwest and southwest of the country snapped a comparative silence in terrorist violence on Saturday. Ten soldiers among them a captain – were martyred in the attack on the security forces in North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Turbat city of Balochistan. In the first attack, six soldiers were martyred when their patrol came under attack in the Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan district close to the border with Afghanistan. As reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations the attack, which occurred in the Gurbaz area of Shawal, was committed by terrorists from across the border. The martyrs were moved to Mirashah, the main city of North Waziristan, while the injured were transported to a military hospital in the neighbouring Dera Ismail Khan district. The military has detected the martyrs as Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar, and Sepoy Ehsan. The area was sealed off and a search operation was carried after the fatal attack which, been confirmed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the banned terrorist group which has found safe havens in Afghanistan after they were defeated in a chain of military attacks in the previous tribal regions. North Waziristan once a central point in the global war on terror held provincial elections for the first time earlier this month, a critical step in bringing the region into the political frame after years of commotion pushed by terrorism.
In the second assault, terrorists waylaid a patrol of the Frontier Corps in an area between Hushab and Turbat city on Friday, as reported by the military’s media wing. Four paramilitary soldiers were martyred in the waylaid, the ISPR said while detecting the loss of life Captain Aaqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah. There was no haste claim of responsibility for the attack, but Baloch terrorist groups battling a low profile rebellion in the province have carried out such attacks in the past. The most dangerous of these groups, the Balochistan Liberation Army was specified by the United States as a global terrorist existence earlier this month.
Balochistan is a substantial part of transport and energy projects that form part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, which has entertained $57 billion of investment to Pakistan. India has tooth and nail objected the massive project, called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Pakistan has successfully controlled terrorist activates consequently of an intensive military operation, named Zarb-e-Azb, in 2014 in which the command and control centre of terrorists and their bomb-making factories had been destroyed. The massive decline in terrorist assault has been recognized by national and international watchers. The Center for Research and Security Studies says that violence-related casualties continues to decline in 2018, recording about 45 percent decline from the previous year and approximately 86 percent decrease since 2013. Nevertheless, the year 2019 witnessed a comparative expansion in terrorist brutality which is being energized by hateful agencies like India’s RAW in special. The chief military spokesperson indicated at the probable involvement of foreign forces in the latest attacks. Army chief Gen Qamar paying tributes to the martyrs called upon the international community to promote peace in the region. The two deadly attacks came days after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan which concentrated on Pakistan’s critical role in helping to go between a political settlement to America’s, long term most expensive deadliest war in Afghanistan. Anytime Pakistan entered to perform a direct role in restoring peace in the conflict-torn Afghanistan, hostile forces tampered these efforts in an endeavor to refuse Islamabad any trust for putting an end to the bitter war in its neighborhood. Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced the attacks and praised the determination of the armed forces in the country’s fight against terrorism. K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan expressed sorrow over the martyrdom of the army soldiers. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan also criticized terror attack in Turbat. The murderous attack on security forces by terrorist marks a fresh stream in violence in the country’s southwest and northwest frontiers. The details of the two attacks are dismally familiar. Long tormented by a small rebellion and target killings, the province of Balochistan is no awkward to violence engineered by enemies of the state. Anybody can measure the lot of the problem by gazing at the statistics. In May single, for example the province countered at minimum five terror attacks, comprising the one on non-native labourers working in the district of Dera Murad Jamali. Surprisingly, the assaults come days after the Pakistani civilian and military leaders deliberated the regional security condition and Afghan peace with their American colleagues. This recent sample of open courage is sure to activate debate on how to subdue savage radicalism in a country much blood stained by years of continuous terror-panic and economic damage. Split up assaults in several portion of the country, once more stressed the militant menace that Pakistan has not yet been able to defeat. There is the need for the state to deal with militants of different thoughts and schemes in an extensive manner that eradicates the menace, and calm down the regions concerned.

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