Army camp attack: Pamphlet vows more attacks if NATO supplies continue

Published: July 11, 2012

Army soldiers gather after an attack on an army camp in Wazirabad, some 180 kilometres southeast of the capital Islamabad, on July 9, 2012. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: 

Militants have threatened to carry out more attacks on soldiers and government installations similar to Monday’s assault on an army camp in Gujrat, according to a pamphlet found by the police.

More attacks were forthcoming if Nato supplies were not closed, an intelligence agency report cited the pamphlet as saying.

Another intelligence agency’s report stated that terrorists linked with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) involved in Pir Chambal incident were planning more attacks on government installations.

The agency’s report reads “……an unregistered motorcycle with a time bomb was found and the bomb was defused. At 7:30 am on Monday, a hand grenade lying in bushes also exploded but caused no damage, police found a pamphlet in which it has been threatened that their activities would continue in future due to restoration of Nato supply.”

Sadar Police Station SHO Inspector Saeed Warraich told The Express Tribune that the terrorists have warned the public, through a pamphlet, to stay away from police, security forces and intelligence agencies’ personnel because their attacks would continue everywhere in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab due to restoration of Nato supply.

Officials said that the Punjab government ignored warnings from the intelligence agencies to monitor the movement of members of banned religious outfits under the cover of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) rally.

Persons of banned outfits, who were considered so dangerous that they were barred from travelling beyond the jurisdiction of their local police stations, were seen at the DPC rally in Islamabad, said an intelligence agency report.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • SaQiB
    Jul 11, 2012 - 9:33AM

    and again ET leaving no stones unturned to involve DPC in the controversy…………

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  • Jpy
    Jul 11, 2012 - 10:35AM

    DPC is not Defence of Pakistan Council but actually Destruction of Pakistan Council. Unless the govt deals these terrorist outfits with iron hand nobody can save Pakistan

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  • Jul 11, 2012 - 10:50AM

    With the supply routes opened we all saw it coming!

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  • Raw is War
    Jul 11, 2012 - 10:56AM

    beauties.

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  • nomi
    Jul 11, 2012 - 11:53AM

    DPC comprises of many banned organizations,but they could not be involved in this; however, there could be others under their umbrella who feel differently.

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  • faraz
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:00PM

    @SaQiB

    So from where do you think TTP draws its ranks?

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  • Parvez
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:06PM

    There are no free lunches, you must pay for your mistakes. We somehow just dont learn from them.

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  • abc
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:14PM

    Its strange when you come across news like this that “we received casualties due to the firing of unknown miscreants on the security forces and then they fled”. Where is the communications and intelligence networks which are supposed to actively engage any misadventures. Security forces have strong command and control infrastructure and they have all the resources available. Its the figment of mind that someone carries out an attack like this and he finds no obstacle. In this case they should prepare security agencies who are well trained in counter terrorism and close quarter battle to protect their movements and make sure that if they come across anything like this than they should spray the bullets on the insurgents.The close air support must be available and they should get them by surprise. “Shoot to KILL”

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  • Anwar
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:43PM

    Oh no! Shut down the NATO supplies already !! Our ‘fauj’ have a lot of businesses to manage, they don’t have time to defend themselves.

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  • Voice of Gilgit
    Jul 11, 2012 - 12:50PM

    That is expected outcomes of US friendship, continue with such reopening of routes and become war ally and offer the death of our own solders and nationals and be happy that DPC is bad thing.

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  • Ali Wali
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:01PM

    TTP Punjab means Sepa Sahaba.

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  • A J Khan
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:20PM

    Time has come to move ruthlessly against the terrorists, their supporters and perpetrators.

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  • GloryFalcon
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:28PM

    ALLAH says in Quran : ” Main tum par zulm nahi karta ,tum khud apnay oper zulm kartay ho”
    Things were gud for a short period of time but now all those chaotic situation will grab us again,

    **As you sow so shall you reap**
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  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:36PM

    This is interesting.

    So, as per Pakistanis’ logic (who are by the way great at deductive logic and has been so for decades), TTP, which is funded by RAW and CIA is attacking Pakistan to force it to stop NATO supply to Afghanistan, which will benefit USA and India.

    Right!

    There was a similar logic regarding Balochistan. The missing persons who were once fighting for the liberation of Balochistan is said to be a handiwork of Indian agents. Right! So, Indians are paying Balochistan liberation army/tigers etc to fight against Pakistan and kidnapping and killing them as well.

    With so much logic in the land of the pure, I await the invention of Time Machine by a Pakistani.

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  • Mad-Paki
    Jul 11, 2012 - 1:51PM

    May be media should stop giving TTP a free ride and do a serious analysis. Can you say for sure that it was not some disgruntled ex-soldier?

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  • Dr Vikas
    Jul 11, 2012 - 2:01PM

    Oh, Pl stop extremism , stop killing each other

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  • ahmer
    Jul 11, 2012 - 2:07PM

    Is this not another salala???? where is imran khan and his goons and the right wing religious parties….or is it ok if local terror outfits do it…

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  • Wonderful
    Jul 11, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Yes the establishment is the best. It sources ‘proxy’ to do its work that it is supposes to be in charge of. For external wars uses Haqqanis Network and uses DPC for its internal problems. Yes the establishment is the best.

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  • GloryFalcon
    Jul 11, 2012 - 3:08PM

    **As you sow so shall you reap**

    Things were gud for a short period of time but now all those chaotic situation will grab us again, we had seen to some extent normal life in past 7 months, but our politicians cudnt see us happy.

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  • mystreeman
    Jul 11, 2012 - 3:23PM

    @ahmer: “Imran Khan and his goons”, like it.

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  • Jul 11, 2012 - 8:09PM

    There is no doubt that these terrorists pose a serious threat to the region and wish to see us part ways for the sake of achieving their evil objectives. They continue to issue warnings in hope of seeing us break our alliance. Our decision to move forward and focus on our shared objectives has obviously added to their worries. The bottom line is that they view our nations as a common threat due to our stance against terrorism. We must stand together and let these terrorists know that we will not allow them to dictate our relationship. They have gotten away with causing enough damage to the region, and the need of the hour is to combine our strength and go after them with full force. They carry the bloods of thousands on their hands, and justice must be served to those who’ve fallen victim to their atrocities. It was just a little less than two weeks ago that they released the video of 17 Pakistani soldiers beheaded. This act only begins to describe their ruthless mentality against those who are willing to take a stand against terrorism. We must do everything in our power to stop them from succeeding. We hope our alliance will prove detrimental to their evil objectives, and thrive in bringing peace and stability to the region.

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  • Ahad
    Jul 11, 2012 - 10:46PM

    @US Centcom:
    Yes, in theory you are right. Once we see the practical application of this theory, then US is standing on the other side of the river. My question to your bosses is, have you targeted any of the TTP elements along the border? Have you given sufficient technological support to your so called ally ( Pakistan ) to demolish TTP. Have you taken any action against those taking refuge in Kunar & Nooristan? If the answers to these questions negative then how can you presume fight against terrorism is our shared objective. You are not fighting against those who are damaging Pakistan rather you are aiding them with money, support, protection and logistics.

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  • Pir Monafiq Shah
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:33AM

    This is the price we have to pay for enjoying the ALMIGHTY DOLLARS.

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  • Pir Monafiq Shah
    Jul 12, 2012 - 1:38AM

    I like the long-range rifles of military………….and machine guns

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  • saeed
    Jul 12, 2012 - 3:25AM

    Again Pakistan army and Punjab police must out source their security and safety to India. How come few people walked into and kill 7- 10 armed trained person,using pretty much ordinary weapon. as seen on Srilanka cricket team attack footage. And vanished in busy street as no one watched them.

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