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canada goose coats Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later canada goose outlet sale he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission. With explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people and wounding 300 others. canada goose coats

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cheap canada goose uk we are all under suspicion, said Nawaz neighbor, who gave only his first name, Nadeem, canada goose outlet canada for fear of the local police. security agencies canada goose outlet reviews now consider Dhabeji a security threat area. trajectory from religiously devout student to jihadi and suicide bomber is an all too familiar one in Pakistan. cheap canada goose uk

Since battlefield successes routed canada goose outlet shop the Islamic State group from its strongholds in Syria and canada goose outlet uk sale Iraq, hundreds of Pakistanis who traveled to join the extremists so called are unaccounted for and Pakistan security personnel worry that they, like Nawaz, have gone underground waiting to strike.

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what they don know that is the most worrying for counterterrorism departments around the country, said Mohammad Amir Rana, executive director of the Islamabad based Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, which tracks militant movements in the region. hideouts, its structure, its strategy are all unknown. They are an invisible enemy who is defeated in one area, only to resurface in another. UN security council report earlier this year warned of canada goose outlet jackets the changing face of IS, saying the extremist group was a new phase, with more focus on less visible networks of individuals and cells acting with a degree of autonomy. Nawaz was just such a case.

Three years ago, he joined his older brother, Aziz, to study at Siddiquia Madrassa in Karachi Shah Faisal Colony neighborhood, an area where the level of sectarian violence at the time was so brutal that even police could not enter. A crackdown by paramilitary Rangers has since led to the arrest and killing of hundreds of militants and criminals.

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canada goose uk shop It was at Siddiquia Mosque that Nawaz brother, Aziz, fell in with a crowd of would be jihadis and was persuaded to travel to Afghanistan Spinboldak region on the border with Pakistan in 2014 to join the Taliban. But his allegiance was short lived as commanders squabbled and Aziz returned to Pakistan. Once back home, he inducted his younger brother, Hafeez, into the jihadi circle but this time, it was the Islamic State group that held sway, said Chandio, who was part of the counterterrorism squad that, using little more than body parts and grainy cell phone pictures, canada goose factory outlet identified Hafeez Nawaz as the suicide bomber behind the July 13 election rally attack. canada goose uk shop

canada goose Chandio learned from the canada goose outlet in usa brothers father that Nawaz and Aziz packed up their three sisters and their mother and moved them to Afghanistan in 2016 to live among an Islamic State affiliate there. Two of the sisters have since married IS operatives. Their youngest brother, Shakoor, who was sent by their father a year later to plead with them to return, remains in Afghanistan, as does Aziz. canada goose

canada goose factory sale Chandio suspects 19 year old Shakoor is now an IS operative canada goose outlet online and could be the next suicide bomber. He said Shakoor fits the criteria: a young man in his late teens or early 20s, religiously devout and susceptible to radicalization. canada goose factory sale

canada goose store Hafeez Nawaz was just 23 when he walked into the middle of the election rally in Baluchistan Mustang area and detonated the suicide vest that sprayed shrapnel throughout the tent packed with local tribesmen. canada goose store

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is a sad reality of Pakistan: If militant leaders are useful to the state interests, then they free to do as they wish, said Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program at the Washington based Wilson Center. long as terrorist leaders roam free, there still a very big terrorism problem. case in point is the outlawed Lashkar e Taiba, a global terrorist organization that has been resurrected as Jamaat ud Dawa, a group known to have sent scores of fighters to Syria and Iraq to bolster the Islamic State group, according to Pakistani intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive issue.

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