India-Pakistan: The Wild, Wild West


April 3, 2006: In southwest Pakistan, Baluchi tribesmen continue to attack army and oil production targets. Several dozen casualties a week result. The army is chasing the tribesmen around the backcountry, trying to reduce the violence.

Indian Maoists are now running an extortion racket against government officials in eastern India. If the government officials don't pay thousands of dollars to the Maoists, the rebels threaten to kill the officials.

April 2, 2006: In southwest Pakistan, troops raided tribal bases and seized tons of weapons and ammunition, along with documents and other equipment. Hundreds of armed Baluchi tribesmen are on the run, fighting with troops and police they encounter. To the north, Pushtun tribesmen battled with the army as well.

In southern India, police battled Maoists, leaving five rebels dead.

April 1, 2006: In northwest Pakistan, Pushtun tribesmen attacked an army base on the Afghan border, killing one soldier and wounding several others. In the same area, terrorists killed a local clergyman, suspecting him to being an informer for the government.

India will build a fence, and deploy more troops to the 4,000 kilometer border with Bangladesh. This is an attempt to stop the illegal migration from Bangladesh.

March 31, 2006: In Bangladesh, JMB Islamic rebels threatened to go after judges and court officials if imprisoned JMB members were not freed.

March 30, 2006: In eastern India, Maoists killed two local politicians, as part of their terror campaign against the government. In southwestern Bangladesh, two bombs went off, leaving one dead and two wounded.


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