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Ominous Warning From Muhammad in Pakistan

March 17, 2008

Dear John E. CareyPeace and FreedomDear Sir,I hope that you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will alright.
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Situation is calm after the bomb blast in Islamabad on Saturday night.  But there is great terror and fear among the people.

One thing becomes clear: the terrorists have reached Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. I suggest the US citizens must take utmost care as the terrorists have been trying to harm them.
Pakistani paramedics help an injured diplomat after a bomb blast, ... 
Pakistani paramedics help an injured diplomat after a bomb blast, upon his arrival at a hospital in Islamabad on March 15. Islamist militants behind a wave of recent attacks in Pakistan have changed tactics to target foreigners, officials said Sunday, after a bomb at an Islamabad restaurant killed a Turkish woman.(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

According to a newspaper report, the target of the bombing at an Italian restaurant in Islamabad on Saturday was Trish, the FBI Operations chief in Pakistan. Quoting its sources, ARY TV channel reported on Sunday that Trish was the second highest-ranking US official in Pakistan and had been the terrorists’ actual target. It said that she had been injured during the blast but was currently in stable condition. She was shifted from the Polyclinic to Al-Shifa Hospital at the request of the US Embassy, the channel added.

Dear Sir, please pray for us.

Thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas, Pakistan

Pakistan: Notorious Arms Bazaar Threatened

February 5, 2008

By Ralph Joseph
The Washington Times
February 5, 2008

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A notorious arms bazaar that provides a source of weapons for al Qaeda-backed fighters in Pakistan’s northwestern areas faces closure after heavy fighting between government troops and Islamic militants late last month, reports from the area said.

Pakistani soldiers carry their weapons as they patrol on a street ...
Pakistani soldiers carry their weapons as they patrol on a street in Swat in January 2008. Political turmoil in Pakistan has not seriously threatened the military’s control of its nuclear weapons “but vulnerabilities exist,” US intelligence said in a report Tuesday.
(AFP/File)
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The fighting erupted Jan. 25 when militants loyal to South Waziristan insurgent commander Baitullah Mehsud blocked the strategic Kohat Tunnel, 30 miles south of Peshawar, and seized four civilian trucks carrying ammunition and other supplies for the government troops.
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The troops staged a major operation to recover the ammunition, and both sides suffered heavy casualties in five days of fighting around Darra Adam Khel, a town in the North West Frontier Province….

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080205/FOREIGN/630887051/1003