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Deobandi terrorists continue to get a free ride while attacking Army and Navy assets – by Minahil Khan

Dock yard

According to Dawn and other media sources the investigation report by intelligence regarding the issue of Dock yard Assault has come out into the open. The attackers, according to the reports, were none other than Sindhi group of Taliban. The members of this group are currently occupying various positions in the Federal, Provincial, and Divisional Government. More than twenty-one people have been arrested so far, fourteen of which are government employees and three of them belong to Larkana and Sakhar. A majority of the arrested people constitutes of Sindhi speaking but a few of them are also Urdu, Balochi, Siraiki and Punjabi speaking.

Three Navy officers were arrested earlier and they are also said to be from Sindh. LUBP posted a detailed report in the last week of August. The said report featured the rise of Deobandi Terrorist activities in Sindh and Balochistan. The report discloses the way these sadistic forces keep flourishing under various guises and names.

Pakistani mainstream media does not depict this network in all its entirety and the way it is seeping deeper and deeper in Pakistan. Rather it is envisaged in mere bits or as a hoax which should not be feared or taken seriously. The situation is much more dire than first meets the eye and terrorist activities are running amok. When LUBP identified the Deobandi Takfiri terrorist ideology and its racial, linguistic and national identity, the nationalist Sindhi, Pashtoon and Baloch abused the site.

with the passage of time various evidences have come forth which have confirmed LUBP’s point of view. The terrorists are taking advantage of the extreme poverty of such areas and a shocking number of children have been converted to Deobandi Takfiri school of thought.

While this network is spreading its roots and feeding off of the misery and fear of the poor, general public remains unaware of the situation. The situation is fraught with complexities since no action is being taken to contain this terror.

People’s Party and Sindh government need to reconsider their policies since they do not consider this issue even an issue, much less an imminent threat. It is time to wake up since these activities would never back down or fall back on their own.

These evil forces would stop at nothing to eradicate and slaughter the people belonging to any school of thought except theirs be ot Ahmadi, Barelvi, Shia or minorities without even a morsel of regret.

LUBP has been calling out to chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto to take the necessary steps to tackle this problem. A number of intelligence reports have blown the truth wide open about Takfeeri Madaaris by declaring their clear links with the terrorists training programs. The government urgently needs to take a full scale operation to keep the danger at bay. It would keep the Air Force, Navy and Army Installations safe on one hand and it would also prevent the future sect-based massacre. Arresting Aurang Zaib Farooqi would be a good start.

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  • By Syed Raza Hassan and Katharine Houreld

    KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

    The early September dawn raid at a naval base in the southern city of Karachi was thwarted, but not before Jakhrani, two officers and an unidentified fourth assailant snuck past a patrol boat in a dinghy and engaged in an intense firefight on or around the ship.

    Four people were killed in the attempt to hijack the warship Zulfiqar, including Jakhrani and two accomplices, who were serving sub-lieutenants, according to police reports seen by Reuters.

    Officials are divided about how much support the young man in his mid-20s had from inside the navy. They also stress that Jakhrani and his accomplices were a long way from achieving their aim when they were killed.

    But the attack, claimed by al Qaeda’s newly created South Asian wing, has highlighted the threat of militant infiltration into Pakistan’s nuclear-armed military.

    The issue is a sensitive one for Pakistan’s armed forces, which have received billions of dollars of U.S. aid since 2001 when they joined Washington’s global campaign against al Qaeda.

    According to a statement from al Qaeda, the intended target in this case was a U.S. navy vessel, meaning potential loss of American lives and a blow to relations between the two nations.

    A naval spokesman said an inquiry was still ongoing when Reuters contacted the military with detailed questions about the incident. The military typically does not publish its inquiries.

    “The Reuters story is not based on facts,” he said. “All the facts will be ascertained once the inquiry is finalised.”

    Most Pakistani military officials deny infiltration is a significant problem.

    Yet Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told parliament the attackers could only have breached security with inside help.

    One navy official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press, said at least eight navy personnel had been arrested based on the attackers’ phone records, including four aboard the ship.

    Three serving mid-level lieutenant commanders from Karachi were also arrested in the western city of Quetta, allegedly trying to flee to Afghanistan two days after the botched raid, officials said.

    Further arrests were made in Karachi, Peshawar, and northwestern Pakistan, they added.

    THE “MASTERMIND”

    The plot’s mastermind was sub-lieutenant Jakhrani, either 25 or 26 years old, whose father is a senior police officer in Karachi, officials said.

    He was fired several months ago during his probationary training period, according to a senior naval officer.

    “He used to ask questions about why there is no break for prayers given during the course of training sessions,” the officer said. “He used to question seniors.”

    Earlier this year, Jakhrani traveled to Afghanistan to meet militant leaders and receive combat training, according to two officials. They said that he had told his bosses before departing that he needed to take leave to study for exams.

    But Jakhrani failed his exams and alarmed colleagues with his militant views.

    “We found literature and material on his person that no one can be allowed to have. His colleagues reported his views and he was then closely watched and monitored and finally dismissed,” one official said.

    Once he left the navy, information on his movements and plans was patchy.

    Intelligence officials tipped off the navy days before the attack that a raid was imminent, according to two officials. But Jakhrani, who had an insider’s knowledge of the Karachi base, did not appear to be closely monitored.

    Imtiaz Gul, head of the Islamabad-based think-tank the Centre for Research and Security Studies, said senior generals were aware of a long-standing weakness in surveillance of military officials dismissed for extremism.

    “They don’t have a tracking system for officers who are dismissed or asked to leave the service (for radical views),” said Gul. “That makes it very difficult to track if they have joined extremist groups.”

    Chris Rawley, vice president of the Washington D.C.-based think tank the Center for International Maritime Security, said the attack never looked likely to succeed.

    But underlining one of the United States’ biggest fears, he added: “The fact that maybe there are some collaborators in the navy is worrying because maybe there are collaborators among others that have purview over nuclear weapons.”

    Similar fears about militant infiltration and the sympathies of junior officers were raised after sophisticated attacks penetrated a Karachi naval base in 2011 and the army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi in 2009.

    THE ATTACK

    The Karachi attack came two days after al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri announced the formation of a new wing, al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. The region, stretching across India to Bangladesh, is home to more than 400 million Muslims.

    “The Target was the American Fleet!” the group said in a statement carried by SITE intelligence group, which monitors jihadi communications.

    Militants have launched attacks on top Pakistani security installations before, but this plot sought to strike at the heart of the alliance between Pakistan and the United States.

    At least four attackers wearing navy uniforms snuck past the patrol boat, arriving at the Zulfiqar as the dawn shift change was due, a navy official said.

    A sailor on board challenged them, leading to a shootout that ended when the ship’s gunner fired anti-ship guns at the attackers, according to the navy official and a police report.

    “The special services group commandos arrived from their nearby base and eliminated at least one attacker who had taken position below the deck,” said a naval officer who worked on the base.

    “Meanwhile, reinforcements of naval commandos came from the nearby (unit) Iqbal. The commandos came in with their gadgetry of jammers and a lab which absorbed all the data being transmitted from the ship at that moment.”

    In total three attackers and one sailor were killed, police reports and autopsies showed.

    A policeman said he raced to the dockyard when he heard a blast, but the military told him it was part of celebrations for Pakistan Defense Day, which fell on the day of the attack.

    The navy official said it was not clear what caused the blast, but it could have been either a grenade or suicide vest.

    Witnesses’ statements differ in some aspects to an account given by another security official, who said Jakhrani and five attackers were killed by a gunner on the ship who fired on their dinghy before they boarded.

    One Pakistani security official said the threat posed by the plot to a U.S. ship in the region should not be exaggerated.

    “It was not a success and trying to make it look like it was is unfair propaganda. Hijacking a navy ship isn’t a joke,” the official said. “We can all be alarmists if we want but this is not some Hollywood film.”

    (Writing by Katharine Houreld; Additional reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik in Islamabad, Gul Yousufzai in Quetta, Saud Mehsud in Dera Ismail Khan and Mubasher Bukhari in Lahore; Editing by Mike Collett-White)
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