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Pakistan's Al-Qaeda Search Trespasses Tribal Turf

Tribal leaders have accused Pakistani security forces of atrocities, including firing at children, in last week’s raid on Al-Qaeda militants in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan, alleging it is part of a US plan to create another “Israel” in their fiercely independent fief. Protesting the deployment of paramilitary forces in the area – which is governed by tribal laws – senator Sanaullah Baloch of the Balochistan National Party alleged that at least 70 children were injured when the Frontier Corps (FC) tried to take possession of a school during operations against the Al-Qaeda. Describing it as an act of state terrorism, senator Maulana Samiul Haq says houses of tribesmen were being bulldozed under the collective responsibility clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR). Full Story

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