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11 Killed in Kenyan Reprisal Attack

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least 11 people have been killed in a fresh attack in Kenya’s Tana River region, where months of tribal unrest has resulted in intermittent fighting. Authorities say Thursday’s attack on the Pokomo community in Kibisu was a retaliatory act that also injured several people. It comes a day after Pokomo raiders attacked an Orma […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. One local youth says members of […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. Another nine people were injured. Intermittent […]

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Iraq Car Bomb Kills at Least 20

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 20 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims on their way home from a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack at a busy bus station in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala, where they […]

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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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Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least 15

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say a car bomb has killed at least 15 Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims during a religious procession in the country’s south. Police said Thursday’s attack in the town of Musayyib hit the pilgrims as they were returning from Iraq’s shrine city of Karbala on Thursday, where they performed mourning rituals for a revered figure […]

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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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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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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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