Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated at a press conference on Thursday that the Dasu terror attack that killed 9 Chinese citizens in Pakistan on July 14 was planned in Afghanistan, implemented by the special police branch of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). Some suspects were arrested in Pakistan and the rest in Afghanistan. Qureshi said the Investigation and Analysis Department of the Indian Intelligence Agency (RAW) and the Afghan intelligence agency National Security Agency (NDS) were behind the terror attacks.
RAW is an external intelligence agency directly under the Cabinet Secretariat of India. It has the strongest combat power and has guided many Indian operations in the surrounding areas. India has publicly opposed the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The purpose of the July 14 terror attack is widely suspected to be the destruction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. However, India and Pakistan are rivals, and Pakistan’s accusations against India require conclusive evidence. China needs to discern and judge carefully.
NDS is the largest intelligence agency in Afghanistan. The Afghan government maintains good relations with China and India. Recently, the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban have requested China’s support, but India has not yet established public diplomatic relations with the Afghan Taliban. It remains to be investigated why the NDS participated in the terrorist attacks against the Chinese and whether it actually did so. In any case, Pakistan’s terrorist attack against the Chinese was an action against China. Supporting such an offensive is also China’s enemy. Once there is conclusive evidence, China will surely make the perpetrators and the forces behind them pay a heavy price.
Pakistan stated that the three identified planners had fled to Afghanistan, and Pakistan has requested that Afghanistan surrender three suspects through a mutual legal assistance request. Afghanistan is currently in a state of chaos, but both the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban want to maintain relations with China. China should put more pressure on Afghanistan. No matter which side the three suspects fall on, Afghanistan should hand them over immediately.
Anyone who has dared to launch a terrorist attack to kill the Chinese people, no matter how far away, must be punished. This oath must be verified by this incident and set a steadfast example for the chaotic surrounding area. There are Chinese in Pakistan and in post-war Afghanistan. There are also many Chinese in some regions with less political stability at the edge of the world. As China grows stronger, some international forces have become more hostile to China, and the possibility that they will use extreme terrorist forces to harm China’s interests has also increased. China must severely crack down on the perpetrators and organizers of the July 14 terror attack and severely punish the forces behind the scenes as a warning.
Punishing the participants in the July 14 terrorist attacks is a very appropriate opportunity to warn other forces and show China’s solemn stand. This is not only because the attack site is close to China, but also because the Pakistani government has shown a high degree of cooperation. China and Pakistan have established an all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries have consistent interests in the fight against terrorism. China and Pakistan can work together to achieve the crusade against terrorist forces.
First, we must accurately identify and identify all personnel and troops involved in the organization and implementation of the July 14 terrorist attack. China must support Pakistan to eradicate and capture these terrorists and destroy their camps. If these camps are in Afghanistan, we should urge the Afghan government or the Afghan Taliban to destroy them. If they are unable to do so and seek help from China, then China may consider destroying these fields on its own.
The blood of the Chinese people cannot be spilled in vain. Regardless of the steps we take to punish the forces of evil that caused the terrorist attacks on July 14, all are justified and will send a solemn signal that whoever kills the Chinese will face grave consequences. As long as we have the ability to do this, we need not hesitate to use this ability.
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