Punjabi Taliban attacks Pakistan Army Camp kills 8 people !

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  1. Singh

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    Apparently the Punjabi wing of the Pakistani taliban has attacked a Pakistan Army Camp on the outskirts of Gujra

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    ISLAMABAD — Gunmen killed seven people Monday at a Pakistani army camp in a city where thousands of hardline Islamists spent the night on their way to the capital to protest the government’s recent decision to reopen the NATO supply line to Afghanistan, security officials said.

    Police are searching for the culprits, and it’s unclear whether any of the Islamist protesters were involved, said an army officer and three policemen, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

    The camp on the outskirts of the eastern city of Gujrat was attacked around 5:20 a.m., a little less than an hour after the leaders of the Difah-e-Pakistan, or Defense of Pakistan, protest movement finished delivering speeches inside the city, said two of the policemen.

    The group, which includes hardline Islamist politicians and religious leaders, left the city of Lahore on Sunday along with 8,000 supporters in 200 vehicles to make the 300-kilometer (185-mile) journey to Islamabad. They traveled about halfway, spent the night in Gujrat and plan to hold a protest in front of parliament in the capital on Monday.

    The roughly half a dozen gunmen who attacked the camp were riding in a car and on motorcycles, said the security officials. They killed six soldiers at the camp and a policeman who tried to intercept them as they were escaping. Three other policemen were wounded, said the officials.

    The camp that was attacked was set up to look for the debris of a helicopter that crashed in the area recently, said the officials.

    BBC News - 'Seven die' as gunmen attack Pakistan army camp
     
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    This is the price one has to pay for using proxies.

    If it's your cause, it's your war - if it ain't, neither will it ever be that of the proxies.
     
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    With the NATO supplies now open, expect more such attacks against the army and state.

    The Taliban and other militants know clearly that it is the Army that has decided to allow the NATO supplies to resume. And they opine that allowing the NATO supplies means the Pakistani army is at war with us and hence a legitimate target.

    There will be no two ways around it for Pakistan. They will be squeezed by the Americans on one side and the Taliban Frankenstein on the other.
     
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    i just recall that concept of pakistani is much more stronger than that of pakistan. pakistani is islam by foundation so right now islam is dominating pakistaniyat. this wil lead to people going against the state in case they find state getting its hands held by anti-islamic force ie right now nato which is projected as evil is the anti islamic force and anti nato people are now taking pakistani army as an in mate who betrayed the house
     

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