Pakistan’s New Breed of Militants

“Accused terrorist Saad Aziz doesn’t fit Pakistan’s terrorist profile; he’s well-educated and from a privileged background. And he might be an indicator of the terrorists to come. On May 20, Pakistan announced that it had arrested four suspects in connection to the gunning down of 46 minority Ismailis aboard a bus in Karachi and the assassination of Sabeen Mahmud, a Pakistani activist. Many were surprised that Saad Aziz, one of the arrested militants, came from a privileged and educated background. With Aziz having confessed to his involvement in both attacks, the question remains: What led him down this path?”

Source: Pakistan’s New Breed of Militants | Foreign Policy

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