The market that was struck in Lahore, in Iqbal Town, is known as upscale– where there are American franchises like KFC and high end retailing. So there is a class conflict element to the bombing. The Pakistani authorities are announcing that the perpetrators are from the northwest tribal regions, so this is more Taliban revenge for the campaign in South Waziristan. Rural/urban, Pashtun/Punjabi, fundamentalist/mainstream– all the major divides in Pakistani society were at play in this horrid atrocity.
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