December 14, 2011

Haqqanis Behind Mass Murder of Shias in Afghanistan?

Brian Fishman makes the case:

So there is a complicated story if it is indeed true that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is the organization that was responsible for these attacks, because it's not plausible that the organization could have done these things on its own. It would have required cooperation with -- at a bare minimum -- Pakistani Taliban groups based in the FATA, but most likely needed some sort of support from the Haqqani network that has demonstrated the ability to reach out across Afghanistan and has conducted major attacks on Kabul before.
Given that the central Taliban have disclaimed the murders, who else could it be?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:36 PM | Comments |