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Militants assert themselves in Pakistan

March 5, 2008
By STEPHEN GRAHAM, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – After a lull during Pakistan‘s elections, militants have reasserted themselves with a string of suicide blasts that have killed more than 90 people, including an army general and tribal leaders fed up with the violence.

The carnage illustrates the challenge facing the moderate parties who won a landslide victory but appear to be busier confronting President Pervez Musharraf than drafting policy against resurgent Taliban and al-Qaida militants.

“This crisis is something that they have to respond to. I don’t think they can just sit pretty and think things are normal” once they have control of the government, said Nasim Zehra, a Pakistani political analyst.

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