As counterinsurgency operation in Swat draws to a close and a major South Waziristan operation is undertaken, terrorists as a reaction are stepping up their activity and demonstrating that they have the ability to strike at different places. NWFP of course is the worst affected but Punjab too is being frequently targeted, being the political power centre. Militants in desperation are also expanding the area of conflict. The ambush of a military convoy in North Waziristan and militant activity in some parts of tribal belt indicates that insurgents would like to open multiple fronts to diffuse military effort in South Waziristan.
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