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Pakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, amid talks with members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council about the country’s reconciliation efforts. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. It was not clear how many or which prisoners would be involved in the release. The head of […]

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Two Killed in Bicycle Bomb Blast in Pakistan

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say two people were killed and 10 wounded when a bomb planted on a bicycle exploded in southwestern Pakistan. The device exploded on a road near Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province, as a military convoy passed by. Some of the people injured were paramilitary soldiers. Vehicles were also damaged in the […]

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Karachi Blast Kills 3

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities say a suicide bombing at the gates of a building housing paramilitary forces in Karachi has killed three people and wounded at least 18 others. A spokesman for the force known as the Rangers said the bomber smashed his truck into the gates of the compound but did not enter it. Reports indicate […]

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Karachi Blast Kills 1

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities say a suicide bomb attack at the gates of a building housing paramilitary forces in Karachi has killed at least one person and wounded at least 21 others. A spokesman for the force, known as the Rangers, said the bomber smashed his truck into the gates of the compound but did not succeed […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Pakistan Market

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a senior police officer in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least five people. Police officer Asif Iqbal told reporters Wednesday that the bomber, apparently on foot, lobbed some six or seven kilograms of explosive at the vehicle of senior investigator Hilal Hyder, killing Hyder and several of […]

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Head of Anti-Taliban Group Killed in Pakistan

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say the head of an anti-Taliban committee has been killed by a suicide blast in the country’s northwest. Police officials say the suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying committee chief Fateh Khan Saturday in restive Buner district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The attack also killed three guards and wounded several other people. Buner district […]

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Attack in SW Pakistan Kills 18

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwest Pakistan say at least 18 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a passenger van at a fuel station, triggering a massive fire. The vehicle was stopped in the Khuzdar district of Baluchistan province Friday, when gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed the driver and then fled. The gunfire sparked […]

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Pakistan Militant Leader Offers Storm Aid to US

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani militant leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head has offered humanitarian aid to Americans affected by superstorm Sandy. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is the founder of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group and now the head of the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa. He says his organization is ready to send volunteers, doctors, food, medicines […]

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Family of Wounded Pakistani Girl Visits Her in Britain

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The father of the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban says her setback was temporary, and that she will “rise again.” Ziauddin Yousafzai spoke to reporters about his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, while visiting her Friday in the British hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries. He said the gunmen who attacked Malala […]

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Family of Wounded Pakistani Girl Visits Her in Britain

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The family of the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has visited her in the British hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. Family members of Malala Yousufzai flew from Pakistan to Britain Thursday and went to see her at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, told reporters Friday […]

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