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Claude Rakisits

Articles by Claude Rakisits (4)

  • Pakistan's bloody Easter Sunday

    Even by Pakistan's standards, the latest terrorist attack in Lahore was horrendous. According to the latest reports, 72 people were killed, including at least 29 children, and over 300 wounded. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction nominally linked to the Pakistan Taliban, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. Security forces patrol the scene of the Lahore bomb blast.
  • The terrorist attack on Pathankot: What does it mean?

    Last weekend's terrorist attack on the sprawling 2000 acre Indian air force base at Pathankot, about 35km from the Pakistan border and on the main highway connecting Kashmir with Indian Punjab, is humiliating for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is certain to set back Pakistan-India relations. The attack, which left over a dozen dead, including six militants, has been claimed by the Kashmiri-based United Jihad Council, an umbrella organisation for a number of groups opposed to Indian rule
  • Karachi airport attack: Pakistan faces an existential threat

    Monday's brazen terrorist attack at Karachi's airport by the Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is confirmation, if any were needed, that the security situation in Pakistan is dire. But even more worrisome is that the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn't seem to know what to do about it. The latest attack, which lasted some six hours, left at least 38 dead, including 10 terrorists.