Law and order in Pakistan, which is already strapped for cash, has sunk into the abyss after the country witnessed four terror attacks in days.
From the country’s flagship air base to key security posts, the situation in Pakistan is spiraling out of control. These terrorist incidents coincide with Islamabad’s recent decision to migrate thousands of Afghan refugees who sought refuge in the country.
When introducing the measure, the caretaker government justified deporting undocumented migrants for security reasons. However, the main question that arises is whether it is fair to place all the blame on the Afghan refugees who fled their own country after the Taliban took over in 2021. One of the common factors of these terrorist attacks was that they were targeted against the country’s security officials. This indicates that Pakistan’s law and order situation is collapsing day by day.
14 soldiers killed after militants ambush security forces in Pakistan
The terror attack saga began after 14 soldiers from the Pakistan Army were killed in Balochistan’s Gwadar district. Army media affairs noted that the soldiers were killed after terrorists ambushed two vehicles belonging to the security forces. “A sanitation operation is underway in the area and the perpetrators of this heinous act will be nabbed and brought to justice,” Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
A militant group affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) wing eventually claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to Pakistan’s Dawn news agency. After the attack, provincial chief minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar paid tribute to the martyred soldiers. “The Prime Minister paid tribute to the 14 members of the security forces who lost their lives in the attack. The Prime Minister prayed for patience for the martyrs and patience for their families. The Prime Minister said that the evil intentions of the terrorists will never martyrs sacrifice their lives for the security of the country,” wrote the caretaker prime minister’s office on X. “The prime minister further said that the entire nation of Pakistan, including me, is proud of its martyrs. Such cowardly attacks by terrorists will never lower the morale of the nation of Pakistan and its guardians. The entire nation stands by its security forces to end this scourge of terrorism,” the statement continued.
Hours before the Balochistan incident, a massive bomb blast killed five policemen and injured 21 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan. According to Dawn, the bomb exploded near a police post in Dera Ismail Khan town. The bodies and injured were taken to the district headquarters hospital and the prime minister vowed that the country’s war on terror would continue until terrorism was completely eradicated from the conflict-hit country.
A day after two devastating terror attacks, Pakistan’s security forces announced that they had killed nine militants who attacked the Mianwali Air Training Base in Pakistan (PAF). “Alhumdolliah, the combing and clearing operation at PAF Air Training Base Mianwali has been completed and all the nine terrorists have been sent to hell,” the army’s media wing said, Geo News reported. Following the incident, officials launched a clearance operation to eliminate any potential threats in the vicinity.
Pakistan Army Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Hassan Haider and three other soldiers were martyred in a gunfight with terrorists in the Khyber district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Geo News, the incident occurred when security forces led by Lt. Col. Haider conducted an IBO in the general Tirah area of Khyber district. Officials killed three gunmen and wounded 3 others, but the damage was already done.
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