India-Pakistan: Terrorist Bombs and Declining Popularity

Archives

November 7, 2006: The failure of the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan this past Summer, is having repercussions back in Pakistan. The Islamic parties have lost a lot of popular support, because they are increasingly seen as all talk, and no action, and yet another political dead end. Moreover, the connections between the Islamic radicals and foreign terrorists has never been very popular, and has contributed to the decline in popularity for Islamic radicalism. This is leading to more tips about the location and identity of Islamic terrorists, particularly the leaders (who often have a price on their heads). This is happening even in the tribal areas, but is most noticeable in the urban areas of Pakistan, and Indian occupied Kashmir.

November 5, 2006: In northeast India, tribal separatists set off two bombs, killing at least a dozen people.

November 3, 2006: The assassination attempt, last September, against Pakistani president Musharraf, has led to about fifty arrests. Most of those involved were junior military people, including some air force officers with access to high security areas. The plotters were not working with Islamic terrorists, but were Islamic conservatives angry because Musharraf has allied Pakistan with the United States, and other "infidel" countries, against Islamic radicalism.

November 2, 2006: Another terrorist bomb went off in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province (in southwest Pakistani). Two policemen were killed. Earlier, another bomb was found and disabled. The Baluchi tribes continue to battle against the government, demanding more autonomy and oil money.

November 1, 2006: There are still 2.4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan, although about 600,000 have returned to Afghanistan in the past year.

 

Article Archive

India-Pakistan: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close