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Pakistan Temporarily Shuts NATO Supply Route

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials have temporarily shut the country’s northwestern border into Afghanistan due to security concerns, following a deadly attack on a NATO truck earlier this week. A local official in the town of Jamrud, Bakhtiar Khan, told VOA Thursday that the movement of NATO supply vehicles into Afghanistan from the Khyber tribal agency has been […]

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Thousands Flee Ethnic Clashes in India’s Northeast

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are pouring into relief camps in northeastern India, where ethnic clashes have killed at least 41 people in the last week. Security forces continue to patrol the worst violence-hit areas of Assam state, where members of the Bodo tribe and Muslim settlers have been fighting for several days. Troops have “shoot-on-sight” orders […]

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Deadly Blast Hits Busy Market in Pakistan

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb has exploded in a busy market, killing at least eight people. The blast happened Thursday in Salarzai, an area of the Bajaur tribal district near the Afghan border. Authorities say two children were among those killed and at least 20 people were wounded in the attack. The bomb […]

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Blast Kills 7 in NW Pakistan

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb has exploded in a busy market, killing at least seven people. The blast happened Thursday in Salarzai, an area of the Bajur tribal district near the Afghan border. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, which also wounded at least 11 people. The Pakistani Taliban has a […]

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Blast Kills 5 in NW Pakistan

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb has exploded in a busy market, killing at least five people. The blast happened Thursday in Salarzai, an area of the Bajur tribal district near the Afghan border. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, which also wounded at least 11 people. The Pakistani Taliban has a […]

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Four Killed in Ethnic Violence in Northeast India

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian security forces shot and killed four rioters in northeastern Assam state Tuesday as authorities struggle to control ethnic fighting that has left 26 people dead and forced thousands to flee the area. Police say the rioters were killed as they tried to commit acts of arson. Indian troops deployed to quell the unrest between […]

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Tajik Officials: About 40 Dead in Fighting Between Troops, Militants

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Tajik officials say at least 12 troops have been killed in clashes with militants led by a former warlord accused of murdering a security services chief. A government statement said 30 rebel fighters were also killed in the fighting Tuesday in a remote mountainous region close to the Afghan border. The statement said troops captured […]

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Gunmen Attack NATO Convoy in NW Pakistan

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say gunmen have attacked a convoy carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding at least one other person. The officials say the attack happened Tuesday in Jamrud, the main town in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region. It was the first attack on a NATO convoy since Pakistan reopened the […]

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Ethnic Violence Rages on in Northeast India

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian troops deployed to quell ethnic violence in the northeastern state of Assam are under orders to shoot suspected rioters on sight amid clashes that have killed at least 22 people. Local officials called for even more troop reinforcements Tuesday after fresh fighting erupted overnight, with more homes burned by rival mobs. In one of […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 9 in Pakistan

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least nine suspected militants in the country’s northwest. The missiles hit a compound Monday in the Shawal area of the North Waziristan tribal agency near the Afghan border — a known hub for al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants. Officials say the compound is linked to […]

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