Focus

Where will the Taliban stop in Pakistan?

Hostage-taking at army headquarters, coordinated attacks against the security forces, female suicide bombers: the Pakistani Taliban is getting creative in its ways to target the authorities.

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On October 5, the new leader of the Terik-e-Taliban (TTP) in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, threatened to launch "hundreds of attacks" in Pakistan. 

Three weeks later, it is clear that he has kept his word: one attack follows another, but they are always different, because the Taliban now use new tactics and new fighters.

Nearly 200 people have died in attacks this month; The military offensive launched by the army on the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan has not halted the wave of bombings that has hit major cities across the country.

 

Today's Focus guests are FRANCE 24 correspondent in Pakistan, Stephan Kloss, and Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, Pakistani security specialist.

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