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India Orders ‘Aggressive’ Response to Any Kashmir Firing

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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India’s army chief says he has ordered his commanders to deliver an “aggressive” response to any firing from Pakistani forces in disputed Kashmir. General Bikram Singh said Monday that he expects his troops to fire back if they are provoked by Pakistani forces. Singh’s comments were made ahead of a meeting Monday between Indian and […]

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Ashraf Meets With Shi’ites Refusing to Bury Their Dead

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s prime minister has flown to the southwestern city of Quetta to meet with the Shi’ite families holding a protest alongside the coffins containing the bodies of family members killed in one of the country’s worst sectarian attacks. Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta Sunday, the third day of protests, following the bomb blasts Thursday […]

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Blast Kills 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say a roadside bomb blast in a tribal region near the Afghan border has killed 14 Pakistani soldiers and wounded at least 21 others. Authorities say the explosion Sunday hit a military convoy in North Waziristan, the main sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan. There has been no immediate claim of […]

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Ashraf Meets With Shi’ites Refusing to Bury Their Dead

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s prime minister has flown to the southwestern city of Quetta to meet with the Shi’ite families holding a protest alongside the coffins containing the bodies of family members killed in one of the country’s worst sectarian attacks. Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta Sunday, the third day of protests, following the bomb blasts Thursday […]

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Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Deadly Bombings

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Shi’ites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day Saturday, following bomb blasts that killed nearly 100 people. More than 3,000 protesters gathered near the scene of twin suicide attacks Thursday that killed at least 86 people in the city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province. Police say the bombing targeted a billiards hall […]

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Pakistani Shi’ites Protest Lack of Security

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Friday declared a three-day mourning period for victims of three deadly bombings in the provincial capital, while Shi’ites, the apparent target of two of the blasts, refused to bury their dead to protest the Muslim minority group’s lack of security. Police say a suicide bombing Thursday targeted a billiards hall […]

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3 Days of Mourning in Pakistan’s Quetta

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province Friday declared a three-day mourning period, following deadly bomb blasts in the province capital. Authorities said security forces have been deployed around Quetta where political and religious groups say they will hold protests against the bombings. The victims’ funerals are set to begin Friday. Police say two suicide bomb blasts […]

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115 Killed in Pakistan Blasts

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group says Pakistan’s Shi’ite Muslims are living in a state of siege, after a string of bombings across the country killed 115 people and wounded nearly 250, in one of the nation’s deadliest days in years. Ali Dayan Hasan, the Pakistan director of Human Rights Watch, warned Friday that sectarian violence […]

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Deadly Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 110 in Pakistan

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Four separate bombings killed more than 110 people and wounded nearly 250 across Pakistan Thursday, including 92 deaths in Quetta. Police in the capital of Baluchistan province say a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded billiard hall, followed by a second bomber there minutes later. The twin blasts killed 81 people, including police […]

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Deadly Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 110 in Pakistan

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four separate bombings killed more than 110 people and wounded nearly 250 across Pakistan Thursday, including 92 deaths in Quetta. Police in the capital of Baluchistan province say a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded billiard hall, followed by a second bomber there minutes later. The twin blasts killed 81 people, including police […]

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