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Pakistan Spy Office Destroyed By Bombs

Friday, 13 November 2009 11:25 AM

A powerful bomb killed at least ten people and destroyed the regional headquarters of Pakistan's premier spy agency on Friday, with jihadists hitting the institution that once nurtured them.

The provincial office of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency in Peshawar, capital of North West Frontier Province, was struck by a car bomb in the early morning, causing the building the collapse.

Separately, a bombing at a police station in Bannu, on the edge of the tribal borderland with Afghanistan, killed six more. The latest violence came as James Jones, the US National Security Adviser, visited Pakistan for talks.

Pakistan has been rocked by a wave of terrorist attacks in retaliation for the military offensive launched last month in South Waziristan, the heartland of the country's Taliban movement.

The extremists pointedly targeted military sites, last month in a daring gun assault, and now at the ISI. Pakistan's military, operating through the ISI, has worked with jihadist groups since the 1980s, using them as proxy warriors in Afghanistan and India. However, a rupture in the relationship between military and the mullahs opened up after Pakistan sided with the US against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

Some extremist groups turned on the state, especially after the storming of the Red Mosque in Islamabad in 2007, while other jihadist outfits appear still to remain within the broad control of the military.

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