Terrorism in Iran

Terrorism in Iran

“Terror groups and terrorism has been a huge problem for the nation since the events of 9/11. Pakistan borders Afghanistan, a violent k. and unstable region of the world. The problems in Afghanistan go back to the 1980’s, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to support a pro-communist government against rebel factions, such as the Extremist group of the Taliban. The Soviet Union eventually lost its proxy war in Afghanistan, and when Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the government supported by it fell and this created a power vacuum, which was filled by the Taliban (The Taliban and other rebel factions were funded by the US and Pakistan to fight Russia). The Taliban imposed harsh and inhumane laws, and provided a safe haven for many anti West, extremist groups, the most notable being Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden. Eventually, Al Qaeda launched a terror attack on the US on 9/11.

The United States once again became involved in Afghanistan, known to harbor the Al Qaeda leadership, and launched a major military offence on Afghanistan, such as bombing raids and ground troop deployment, pushing back the Taliban and Al Qaeda. After this offensive, many Taliban and Al Qaeda groups began to flee to Pakistan, which is a safe haven for such groups. Now, in the present, these groups persist and even spread in Pakistan, causing sectarian violence, suicide bombings and many deaths.”



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