Latest In

News

Lahore Under Attack

There’s a big coordinated attack underway in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, far from the tribal areas where the Pakistani military is about to launch

Jul 31, 2020
77.9K Shares
1.9M Views
There’s a big coordinated attack underway in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, far from the tribal areas where the Pakistani military is about to launch an offensive. Dawn reportsthat three locations, each housing elements of the security services, were struck, an attack reminiscent of the weekend’s assault on the military’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
Abu Muqawama’s friend Londonstani is in Pakistan and reports:
Dawn news channel, which is owned by the same group that owns Dawn newspaper, Pakistan’s oldest English language daily, had a retired brigadier general offering military analysis. With a hint of admiration the officer described the operation as “bold, accurate and precise”. He added that the attackers had been better trained and more effective than the Pakistani army soldiers assigned to guard the facilities.
The military analysis at the moment seems to have accepted that like the attack on GHQ last week these operations are beyond the usual huge-bomb-packed-with-nails style usually favoured by low-tech mountain fighters. The brigadier general described al Qaeda as a high tech and capable organisation that has definitely had a hand in improving the quality of training of Pakistani militants. However, it’s got to be said (and other military analysts have made the point) that the Pakistani army previously made sure these same sort of guys received pretty decent training. Londonstani remembers family members who served in the Pakistani army saying how ordinary Pakistani soldiers were pretty much always in awe of the dedication, quick wittedness, skill and resilience of the men they were training and sometimes serving with.
I don’t wish to say in the aftermath of such a horrible tragedy that perhaps that should serve as a wake-up-call about the wages of training terrorists, but I suppose I just did.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Reviewer
Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
Latest Articles
Popular Articles