Wednesday, December 29, 2010


August 21, 2008

The Taliban bombed the Pakistani Army’s main ammunition factory near Islamabad yesterday. The terrorists waited until a shift change was taking place at the facility, in order to inflict the highest amount of casualties on the civilian workers. (source)

Mullah Omar, the spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said the attack was a response to yesterday's airstrike in Wana, South Waziristan, that killed at least eight al Qaeda and Taliban fighters. (source)

Mullah Omar, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban.

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are the subject of increased tensions between the Taliban and government officials. Pakistani authorities are continually trying to reassure their nation that the Pakistani military is fighting the Taliban to prevent their seizure of these weapons.

Military operations have recently been conducted in Swat and Bajaur, threatening the Taliban organizations there. Baitullah Mehsud, the commander of the Pakistani Taliban, had previously threatened wage "jihad" and turn the provinces of Sindh and Punjab "into a furnace" if the operations did not cease.

Baitullah Mehsud, the commander of the Pakistani Taliban

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