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Pakistan Blast Kills 2 Police Officers

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has ripped through a police van, killing two officers. Authorities say the blast Monday on the outskirts of Peshawar, considered a Taliban safe haven, also wounded two officers. The city has been hit with frequent bombings in recent years. There has been no claim of responsibility for […]

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Missile Strike Kills Suspected Militant in Pakistan

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike in South Waziristan has killed at least one person who is believed to have been a militant. Officials say at least two missiles were fired into the Sheen Warsak region on Saturday. Security officials say the same area was targeted in a Thursday drone strike that killed […]

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11 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a search is underway for more victims of avalanches that have killed at least 11 soldiers and civilians in a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Officials said on Saturday at least nine people were missing, including members of a rescue party who were hit by another slide as they searched […]

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9 Killed in Avalanche in Pakistan’s Kashmir Region

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say an avalanche has killed at least nine soldiers and civilians at a remote outpost in the mountainous Kashmir region. Authorities say the avalanche happened Friday. Local officials say a rescue operation in underway to search for additional bodies, including members of a rescue party who were hit by a second slide. Avalanches […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber attacked a prominent militant commander in northwest Pakistan Thursday, wounding him and killing at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people hurt in the Thursday’s blast in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal agency. Nazir is the main militant commander in South […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber attacked a prominent militant commander in northwest Pakistan Thursday, wounding him and killing at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people hurt in the Thursday’s blast in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal agency. Nazir is the main militant commander in South […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 6, Wounds Militant Commander in NW Pakistan

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan has wounded a militant commander and killed at least six people. Officials say Maulvi Nazir was one of at least 12 people wounded in the blast Thursday in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal region. He is the most prominent militant commander in South Waziristan, with […]

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HRW Urges Pakistani Judges to Halt Criticism Bans

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging judges in Pakistan to stop using their power to try to prevent the media from airing criticism of the judiciary. The group says that, in the past few months, the high courts in Islamabad and Lahore have issued orders directing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure anti-judiciary […]

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HRW Urges Pakistani Judges to Halt Criticism Bans

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is urging judges in Pakistan to stop using their power to try to prevent the media from airing criticism of the judiciary. The group says that, in the past few months, the high courts in Islamabad and Lahore have issued orders directing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure anti-judiciary […]

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Cough Syrup Kills 13 in Pakistan

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say at least 13 people have died after drinking cough syrup that is suspected of being toxic. The deaths occurred in the eastern city of Lahore over the last three days. Police officials said Monday that most of those who were sickened by the cough syrup were drug addicts. Authorities have shut […]

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