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Drone Strike in Pakistan: Eight Dead

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed eight suspected militants near the Afghan border, in an area considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Officials said an al-Qaida operative is believed to be among the victims of the strike near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. The attack early Tuesday is the […]

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Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 9

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least nine people suspected of being Taliban fighters. Authorities say several missiles were fired into three hideouts Sunday in the South Waziristan tribal region. The Pakistani government has long condemned the drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, but the attacks are […]

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Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for starting a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. Pakistan says it repelled the attack. Indian officials deny that any troops crossed […]

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Indian Troops Kill Pakistani Soldier in Kashmir

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan and India are accusing each other for a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says troops from neighboring India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. However, Indian officials told the Associated Press that their troops fired across the […]

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Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Prominent Pakistani religious scholar Qazi Hussain Ahmed has died at the age of 74. He was the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s leading religious group, for 22 years before stepping down in 2009. In November, Ahmed escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near him. He was a strong critic of […]

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Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her crusade for the education of girls has been discharged from the British hospital where she was being treated. The hospital said 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was strong enough to be released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The doctors said she would continue her recovery […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Top Militant Commander in Pakistan

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say recent U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least 14 al-Qaida-linked militants, including a top militant commander. Officials say several missiles were fired before dawn on Thursday in South and North Waziristan. They say the deadliest strike was in the South Waziristan village of Angoor Adda, where […]

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Drone Strike Kills Pakistani Warlord

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say U.S. drone strikes in tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed at least eight people, including Maulvi Nazir, a top militant commander in South Warziristan. Officials said Thursday that Nazir, who was also known as Mullah Nazir, was one of several suspected militants killed during a strike in the village of Angoor […]

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Gunmen Kill 7 in NW Pakistan

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say gunmen have ambushed a vehicle carrying aid workers, killing seven people. Authorities said the victims in the attack Tuesday were Pakistani citizens and included at least five female teachers. The shooting happened in Swabi, about 75 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. The driver of the vehicle was also wounded in the […]

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Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the prisoners were released “in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” Pakistan said that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah […]

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