The cruel and merciless tide of the suicide bombings has created a new redoubtable security threat to Pakistan’s survival and it is creating nothing but despair and gloom. With the recent suicide attack in many areas of the country, two in the capital within month, the number of such attacks in the country has risen to over 40 in a year. Year 2008, the year of returning democracy has seen the worst of the suicide attacks and yet there is no respite.
Suicide attacks are not new phenomena in Pakistan as country has suffered from 37 suicide attacks during last six years. But the investigation revealed that not a single but multiple militant and terrorist outfits like tribal Taliban, jihadist organizations and Al-Qaeda were involved in these incidents. But even then its the failure of security agencies that they are still unable to break the network.
Now as the operation is going on in the FATA and Swat region, government must make sure that the suicide bombers don’t get poured in the settled areas. This is the real problem for the law enforcement agencies to sort out the different groups, motives and tactics behind the attacks, and they must break the network.