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Pakistan’s ‘jihadi option’ threatens regional peace: analysts

Pakistan could jeopardise peace in South Asia by clinging to a “jihadi option” despite a high-profile crackdown on Islamic militants by President Pervez Musharraf, analysts say. Military ruler Musharraf, a major US ally in the “war on terror”, has also failed to tackle the so-called holy warriors because he needs Pakistan’s hardline Muslim parties on-side, they say. The result is worsening ties with India — which says Tuesday’s Mumbai bombings were carried out with “cross-border” help — while Afghanistan is urging him to purge Taliban rebels allegedly based on Pakistani soil. Full Story

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