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Pakistan Orders Probe into Military Killing

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani leaders have ordered a probe after a video surfaced showing paramilitary soldiers shooting and killing an unarmed young man. The video, which was broadcast on Pakistani television, shows members of the paramilitary Rangers opening fire on the man as he pleads for his life in the southern city of Karachi. The man, later identified […]

Militants Storm Pakistani Checkpoint, Killing Eight Soldiers

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 100 Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in Pakistan’s South Waziristan region, triggering gunbattles that left eight soldiers dead. The attack took place early Thursday morning in the Marabi area near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say Pakistani forces killed at least 10 Taliban fighters. At least seven soldiers were also wounded in […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Mogadishu Port

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Somali police say a suicide bomber has attacked the main port in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least one civilian and also losing his own life. Authorities say the attacker and another man penetrated a security wall on Thursday. Police say the first man detonated explosives he was wearing, killing himself and another person. Security […]

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Eight Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Firefight With Militants

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan security officials say Taliban militants have attacked a security checkpoint in South Waziristan, killing eight soldiers. The officials say Pakistani forces killed at least 10 Taliban fighters in the resulting firefight. Thursday’s early-morning incident in the western tribal region near the Afghan border left at least seven soldiers wounded. On Wednesday, Pakistani officials said […]

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Nigerian Warden Killed

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say gunmen killed a prison warden in the northern state of Bauchi. They say Ibrahim Ali Figidi was gunned down when he answered the door at his home Wednesday. Authorities say the attack is similar to others carried out by the Boko Haram sect. The radical group is believed to be behind Tuesday […]

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Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Deadly Iraq Attacks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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An al-Qaida group has claimed responsibility for recent bombings in the Iraqi city of Tikrit that left at least 34 people dead. The militant group posted a statement on a jihadist website on Wednesday saying it was behind two bombings in the city north of Baghdad on Friday and a third attack on Monday. Iraqi […]

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Nigerian Blasts Kill 11; Boko Haram Blamed

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nigeria say 11 people have been killed in bomb attacks that are suspected to be the work of a radical Islamic group. Multiple bombs went off Tuesday at a police station and a church in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the scene of frequent violence in recent months. Borno state police say the […]

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Nigerian Blasts Kill 11

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say multiple bomb attacks by a radical Muslim sect killed eleven people in the country’s northeast Tuesday. Police say members of the group Boko Haram set off bombs at two police stations and a church in the town of Maiduguri. Earlier Tuesday, police blamed the Boko Haram for the shooting death of a […]

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Five U.S. Soldiers, At Least 13 Iraqis Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Five U.S. soldiers and at least 13 Iraqis were killed on Monday in separate attacks in Iraq. It was the deadliest day for American troops in Iraq in more than two years and comes months before most U.S. soldiers are scheduled to withdraw. American authorities did not release details of the U.S. deaths. But Iraqi […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 12 in Iraq

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a suicide attacker has detonated a bomb-laden car in the city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 people and wounding 15 others. The blast happened Monday outside a compound that houses several palaces built during the rule of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Officials say an Iraqi army colonel and several […]

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