Pakistan has experienced four major militant attacks over the past eight days that have killed more than 120 people, injuring many others. It began last Monday with the bombing of the UN offices at the Marriot Hotel in Islamabad, followed on Friday by a suicide bombing in a market in central Peshawar. This weekend saw a 22-hour siege on the Pakistan military’s headquarters, and yesterday a suicide bomber hit a military convoy. So what’s behind the upsurge in militant violence?

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Tuesday, October 13 2009
Produced By Nick Hollins
Featured in storyDr Christopher Snedden, senior lecturer at the School of International and Political Studies, Deakin University, MelbourneProfessor Samina Yasmeen, Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia

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