In light of the draw down of foreign troops the it will be much harder to counteract the terrorists.
Today April 15, 2012, around 400 prisoners have escaped from Pakistan prisons. Rocket propelled grenades accompanied by militants armed to the teeth soon freed the prisoners. All had al-Qaeda or Taliban links. One prisoner it was claimed was in prison for the attempted murder of the Pakistan former President.
Today's events in Afghanistan must be a cause for concern. There are reports that four suicide bombers struck in Jalalabd where US forces are stationed. At time of writing, 13.10, BST in the UK, there are reports that various embassies are under attack. The British, German embassies and Nato HQ in Kabul are being directly hit. A nearby US embassy is also under attack.There are also reports of the Japanese embassy being attacked.
It is fair to say that these attacks are coordinated and will have been in the planning stage for some time. Whether or not the situation has been aggravated bu the recent Koran burnings and civilian murders allegedly by SSG Bales is debatable. One thing seems certain and that is that the insurgents are still active and that this long war in Afghanistan is unable to fulfill its mission in spite of the hard work by troops.
As yet the list of dead and injured is not known.
Updates will follow as available.
Tags: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban, Spring offensive, foreign forces, Al Qaeda, embassy attacks