Here, jihadist warfare imitates Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Commando: “I like you. That’s why I’m going to kill you last.” In other words, collaborating with the jihadists has not spared the ISI, but only somewhat delayed their becoming a target.
“Blast ‘hits Peshawar security HQ’,” from BBC News, November 13:
A bomb has hit Pakistan’s intelligence agency in the north-western city of Peshawar, killing at least seven people and injuring 35, officials said.
The blast destroyed much of the three-story building belonging to the Inter-Services Intelligence agency and many cars on the street outside.
Peshawar has been frequently targeted by militants in recent weeks.
Attacks have increased as the army continues its offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan region.
More than 100 people were killed in a blast at a city market more than two weeks ago.
Friday’s blast occurred at around 0630 (0130 GMT), Pakistani media said.
Reuters news agency said the attack was carried out by a suicide car-bomber.
Many of the wounded were rushed to local hospitals, while security sources said several more could be trapped under the rubble.
Sahib Zada Anis, the head of Peshawar’s local government, said most of the victims were civilians.
Analysts have said that ordinary citizens are increasingly being targeted because the militants are cornered and under great pressure from the military in South Waziristan.
Despite the attacks, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday that the government was “fully committed” to completing the Waziristan offensive and “eliminating terrorism completely”.
Jihad, on the other hand, they’d just like to move over to Kashmir.