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Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:40 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 1990’s. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, as well as two other former […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice under Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s. Pakistani officials who did not want to be identified told reporters Monday that former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, and two other Afghan Taliban detainees have been […]

21 Missing Pakistan Paramilitaries Found Dead, Two Found Alive

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan authorities say 21 of the 23 tribal paramilitaries kidnapped by militants Thursday near the city of Peshawar have been found shot dead. Officials say two of the paramilitaries survived. They say one was found alive, but wounded and has been admitted to a hospital. The other one managed to escape from his captors. The […]

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19 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has hit a convoy of three buses, killing at least 19 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims. Authorities say 25 other people were wounded Sunday – some seriously – in the remotely-triggered explosion in Baluchistan province’s Mastung district. One bus was destroyed and another badly damaged. Officials say the bus […]

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17 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has hit a convoy of buses, killing at least 17 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims. Authorities say at least 20 other people were wounded Sunday in the remotely-triggered explosion in Baluchistan province’s Mastung district. One bus was destroyed and another badly damaged. Officials say the bus passengers were on […]

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21 Missing Pakistani Paramilitaries Found Shot Dead

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan authorities say 21 tribal paramilitaries kidnapped by militants Thursday near the city of Peshawar have been found shot dead. Regional government spokesman Naveed Akbar Khan said officials found the bodies early Sunday in the Jabai area of of the Frontier Region near Peshawar. They were among 23 paramilitaries who went missing early Thursday when […]

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Militants Capture 22 Paramilitary Troops in Pakistan

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani government officials say militants have killed two paramilitary troops and kidnapped at least 22 others in an attack on posts in the country’s northwest. Authorities say dozens of heavily-armed militants stormed at least two paramilitary checkpoints near Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, early Thursday. Local administration official Naveed Akbar told news agencies […]

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Slain Pakistani Leader’s Son Vows to Fight for Democracy

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The son of Pakistan’s slain former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, launched his political career Thursday, vowing to continue his mother’s fight for democracy. In a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the leader’s death Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his Pakistan People’s Party pledged to work for the poor and protect Pakistan against “terrorists.” Benazir […]

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Pakistan, India Begin First Cricket Series in 5 Years

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has beaten India in the opening match of their first bilateral cricket series in five years. The Pakistanis defeated India by five wickets Tuesday at Chinnaswamy Stadium in the Indian city of Bangalore. Security was tight for the opening match, with thousands of paramilitary soldiers and police positioned outside the stadium and surveillance cameras […]

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Pakistan, India Begin First Cricket Series in 5 Years

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Security was tight for the opening Tuesday of the first bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India in five years. Thousands of paramilitary soldiers and police stood outside Chinnaswamy Stadium in the Indian city of Bangalore, while fans endured body searches and went through metal detectors before passing through. Surveillance cameras monitored activity in and […]

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