Claiming that his government had broken most of the radical gangs and terrorist outfits, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said his grip on power was strong and moderate forces had reasserted themselves in the country.Pakistani terrorists attack civilians in Srinagar yet again:
The gunbattle between terrorists and security forces at Lal Chowk in the heart of city ended after 25 hours this evening with the killing of a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist and arrest of his associate, a Pakistani national.
The operation at Lal Chowk ended this evening with the killing of the holed up terrorist in a hotel and arrest of his associate identified as Aijaz Ahmad Bhat codenamed Abu Sumna, Director General of State Police Gopal Sharma said.While the identity of the killed terrorist was yet to be established, Sharma said the arrested terrorist was between 18 and 19 years of age and a resident of the Pakistani city of Faislabad. He is understood to have infiltrated into Kashmir after the October 8 killer quake, Sharma added.
The wily General adds:
On being asked if he could guarantee that the Amman type of attack would not take place in Pakistan against the American facilities, he said "one cannot 100 per cent guarantee their safety, but I can be sure that in the last over one year, almost one and a half years, there hasn't been a terrorist attack in Pakistan because of the success of our anti-terrorist campaign," he claimed.Further blow to the General's honor and dignity: