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LeJ-ASWJ’s attack on army camp in Gujrat is a message to Pakistani generals


The Gujrat attack on Pakistan army, in which at least seven poor soldiers and a policeman lost their lives, is a reminder to Pakistan army generals to refrain from breaking their “understanding” and “undeclared truce” with the Jihadi-sectarian militants of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ, currently operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ).

According to unconfirmed reports, two days ago Pakistan army started operation against Baloch insurgents in Mastung and other areas of Balochistan, and in the process also arrested a couple of LeJ-ASWJ militants. The Gujrat attack could be a reaction of the arrest of two Lej-ASWJ terrorists in Balochistan.

The Gujrat massacre is similar to an earlier LeJ-ASWJ attack against Pakistan army (in November 2011 in Chakwal). In Nov 2011 an Army Major (Muhammad Haroon) and four officials of Military Intelligence (MI) were killed by LeJ-ASWJ terrorists (led by Dr. Arshad Jhangvi) in Choa Saidan Shah area of Chakwal district.

We condemn LeJ-ASWJ’s attack on Pakistan army soldiers in Gujrat, Pakistan.

Ironically, ASWJ is a part of the army-sponsored anti-USA, anti-India alliance of religio-militant parties namely Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC). Gujrat attack may be seen as a warning to Pakistan army to refrain from conducting an anti-LeJ-ASWJ operation in Mastung (Balochistan) Karachi and Southern Punjab.

Lej-ASWJ Gunmen killed eight security personnel at an army camp close to Islamabad on Monday (9 July 2012) hours after a DPC protest march against the resumption of Nato supply convoys passed through the are. The encampment was attacked from a bridge over the river Chenab, close to the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 150 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of the capital. Hours earlier, thousands from the Defence Council of Pakistan (DPC) coalition of right-wing and hardline militant groups crossed the bridge on a “long march” from Lahore to Islamabad to protest against the reopening of Nato supply routes to Afghanistan.

Attacks in Pakistan army in Punjab province and capital had almost vanished after Pakistan army and civilian governments in the Punjab province and the centre (lslamabad) reached an undeclared truce with the LeJ-ASWJ militants in 2008 in the aftermath of the Laal Masjid operation in Islamabad. Scores of dangerous Jihadi-sectarian terrorists were released in the aftermath of the deal between army and LeJ-ASWJ; in return, LeJ-ASWJ relocated their terrorist activities against Shia Muslims and moderate Sunni Musims to Karachi (Sindh) and Quetta (Balochistan).

“At least seven security personnel including a police official embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and five others were injured due to firing by unknown assailants near Wazirabad,” the military said in a statement.

A military rescue party had camped by the Chenab to look for the body of a pilot missing in a helicopter crash in May, the statement said, and the camp came under attack from a bridge.

“The exact number of attackers is not known but they came by motorbike and sprayed bullets on the troops from the bridge,” a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“It is highly likely that the attackers belonged to a banned religious outfit, which is a hand in glove with Taliban.”

This is high time that Pakistan army and its associated machinery (ISI, judiciary, pro-establishment media etc) stop distinguishing between good and bad Taliban. All Taliban are bad for Pakistan and its people. Similarly, the policy of appeasing and neglecting Jihadi-sectarian militants attacking country’s Shias, moderate Sunnis and other communities has also backfired.

We urge Pakistan army generals to break their undeclared truce with Jihadi-sectarian beasts, sever all connections with the LeJ-ASWJ and JuD-LeT militants, good Taliban and other enemies of Pakistan.

It’s time for Pakistan army generals to show their loyalty to the land and its people. It’s never too late.

Update: Punjabi Taliban (aka Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, currently operating as ASWJ) have accepted the responsibility of the Gujrat attack. The Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman told BBC Urdu that its Punjab Wing was responsible and would continue to target the army wherever it could.

Video reports:

http://youtu.be/LWrAk83jko4

http://youtu.be/dalkiljMUJ4

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  • Kamran Shafi ‏@KamranShafi46
    So, ‘miscreants’ have got to Gujrat, eh, to kill our army-men? Well done, our Rommels and Guderians, well done!! So how long before Kharian?

    M Usama Kabbir ‏@MUsamaKabbir
    Dont create a fuss plz. #DPC ppl were bored. They were just hunting. #Gujrat

    Fawad Hussain ‏@fawadchaudhry
    DPC LM enters Gujrat Army camp off attacked 6 armymen 1 policeman martyred

    World Shia Forum ‏@WorldShiaForum
    Gujrat attack is ASWJ-LeJ’s warning to Pakistan army to refrain from conducting an anti-ASWJ-LeJ operation in Mastung Balochistan & Punjab.

  • Wake up, Generals Kayani and General Zahir!

    Till how long will we keep sacrificing our soldiers and citizens to protect our “assets”?

  • Samiul Haq, Sheikh Rashid, Ahmed Ludhianvi, Ijazul Haq, Hafiz Saeed etc must be arrested for murder of 8 soldiers in Gujrat.

    Their cadre killed our soldiers. They are Pakistan’s enemies , not defenders.

  • There must be some misunderstanding by LeJ. Paki army is not killing LeJ, they are only killing innocent Balochs. LeJ are safe in Mastung and Quetta.

    Soon, everything will be fine between Paki army and LeJ.

  • @Behzad Bugti, you do know that most of the LeJ terrorists in Mastung and Quetta are BALOCH & BRAHVI right?

  • آرمی چیف کیا کرے گا۔ اگر آرمی چیف نے کرنا ہوتا تو حامد میر جیل میں ہوتا۔ جس نے غداری کی پاکستان کے ساتھ اور آرمی کے جوان مرواے ۔
    لیکن کیا بنا کجھ نہیں ۔
    ہماری آرمی کے اندر ہی کالی بھیڑیں موجود ہیں۔

    جو طالبان اور دہشت گرد تنظیاوں کی مدد کرتی ہیں۔
    ابھی نھی کیی حمید گل پاک آرمی میں موجود ہیں۔
    جب تک ان کا خاتما نہیی ہوتا دہشت گردی ختم نہی ہ گی۔

  • US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had commented that Pakistan could not keep snakes in its backyards and not expect to be bitten. The rhetoric was directed at Jihadi Tanzeems and terrorist groups created and maintained as strategic assets by Pakistani Afwaaj for using in Afghanistan and against India.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not know that in the subcontinent there are snake charmers, (Saperas) who rear snakes, earn living by showing snake dances and often succumb to snake bites.
    Pakistan Army and the ISI are expert snake-catchers and snake keepers. Only problem with them is that their snakes flourish in religious bigotry, hatred and ceaseless bloodletting

    American officials admitted to The New York Times that they found it increasingly difficult to separate the operations of the various Pakistani militant groups active in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Individuals and groups that are believed to have a supportive relationship with the TTP include:

    Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan-aka Inland Taipan is the world’s No 1 venomous land snake. Its bite is synonymous with death.
    Lashkar-e-Taiba aka Comman Indian Krait is world’s No.2 venomous snake.
    Lashkar-e-Jhangvi aka Philippine Cobra is the world’s No.3 venomous snake.
    Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi aka King cobra is the world’s No.4 venomous snake.

    Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HuJI), an al-Qaeda-linked terror group aka Russell’s viper is the world’s No.5 Venomous snake.
    Ilyas Kashmiri aka Black Mamba is the world’s No.6 venomous snake
    Qari Saifullah Akhtar aka Yellow-jawed Tommygoff is the world’s No.7 venomous snake.
    Jaish-e-Mohammad aka Multibanded Krait is the world’s No.8 venomous snake.
    Lashkar-e-Islam aka Tiger Snake is the world’s No.9 venomous snake.
    Mangal Bagh Afridi aka Jararacussu is the world’s No.10 venomous snake

  • Punjabi Taliban (another name of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi) accept the responsibility. They are Hamid Mir’s best friends, therefore, he will try to deflect the blame onto India, Iran, USA, Israel etc.

    ۔
    دریں اثناء کالعدم تحریک طالبان پاکستان کے مرکزی ترجمان احسان اللہ احسان نے فوجی کیمپ پر حملے کی ذمہ داری قبول کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ حملہ تحریک طالبان پنجاب ونگ نے کیا۔
    نامعلوم مقام سے بی بی سی کو ٹیلی فون پر انہوں نے بتایا کہ وہ مستقبل میں بھی ایسے حملے جاری رکھیں گے۔

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2012/07/120709_gujrat_firing_sa.shtml

  • Punjabi Taliban who attacked on Army Camp in Gujrat, are also reportedly holding an Army major who went missing during a helicopter crash a few weeks ago.

  • The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman told BBC Urdu that its Punjab Wing was responsible and would continue to target the army wherever it could.

    The camp had been set up to search for the body of an army pilot whose helicopter crashed in May.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18765664

  • Are Working Generals also seeking their benefit in such killing. Their neck may also be measured?
    Is it not a crime to be in league with the enemys of islam pakistan & human of world?

  • Kia Pakistan army k generals mulk dushman nein? Kia 1 admi ko pakra hua nein hy? k jo PCO k teht half utha chuka hy? Or es admi ne Gen mushi ka e half uthaya usi se ghadari ki or sara zor awam ko ruswa krne pe lagata hy.

  • Who is going ask for a apology in this and from whom?
    Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif, Munawar Hassan needs to ask LeJ to apology on this event or their funds will be suspended……