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More attack anticipated in Pakistan: Stratfor

Warning that Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would launch more terrorist attack inside Pakistan, a US based global intelligence think tank today said that the militants were employing an all out strategy.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2009 13:59 IST

Warning that Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would launch more terrorist attack inside Pakistan, a US based global intelligence think tank today said that the militants were employing an all out strategy.

The series of attacks by TTP across Pakistan, the think tank Stratfor indicated that the militants retained capabilities to strike at will and it would be critical to watch and see if they changed tactics and started hitting softer targets to increase casualties.

The Taliban are launching attacks while they have the wherewithal as the impending big military offensive will hit the outfit's ability to operate and control assets across Pakistan, it said.

The US think tank said the new wave of attacks made it apparent that the Taliban had more resources available in various parts of Pakistan. "So more attacks are anticipated".

It said "this will only increase the resolve of the military and political will of the government (not to mention the Pakistani civilian population) to move ahead with the operations in the near future."

"Such attacks can actually strengthen the resolve of troops to defeat those who killed their fellow soldiers," it said.

Stratfor said Taliban had not been able to inflict the casualties and damage as they would have planned for security personnels had absorbed and rebuffed the initial assault.