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Pakistan: Five killed in Khyber explosion

October 15, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least five people were killed and seven others were injured on Wednesday in a bomb blast in the Khyber tribal region's Tirah valley. Official sources said the blast which may have been a suicide attack occurred in the Pir Mela area of Tirah valley. Moreover, sources said it was suspected that a suicide bomber may have targeted volunteers from the Zalakhel peace committee. However, the identity of the victims is yet to be ascertained." (10/15/14)

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Kashmiris flee India-Pakistan violence; nine dead

October 6, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"Tens of thousands of villagers were fleeing their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India's portion of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed." (10/06/14)

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Pakistan: Ten killed in bomb explosions inside Peshawar, Gilgit buses

October 3, 2014
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"At least ten people were killed and over a dozen injured in bomb blasts in passenger coaches in Peshawar and Gilgit on Thursday. ... Thursday’s attacks follows a suicide blast targeting Frontier Corps deputy chief Brigadier Khalid Bajwa in Peshawar. Javed narrowly escaped the explosion. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police spokesman said five bombs were defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad." (10/03/14)

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Pakistan: US drone strike kills four

September 29, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants Sunday in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan along the Afghan border, intelligence officials and Taliban fighters said. Those killed included two Arab militants and two of their local allies in a compound in the town of Wana in South Waziristan, the two officials and three Taliban fighters said." (09/28/14)

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Pakistan: Angry passengers throw politicians off plane

September 17, 2014
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swissinfo [Switzerland]    

"Fed up with constant delays and flight cancellations, disgruntled Pakistani passengers prevented a senior politician from boarding an airplane after he turned up at least two hours late for the flight. A video posted online on Tuesday shows a group of passengers shouting 'Shame on you' as they blocked Rehman Malik, an influential former interior minister, from entering the plane and then chasing him back to the terminal building. ... Another politician, Ramesh Kumar Wakwani, was also barred from boarding the aircraft after turning up late." (09/17/14)

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Pakistan: Clashes after shots fired at Imran Khan

August 15, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Clashes have erupted in Pakistan after an attack on a convoy of protesters heading to the capital Islamabad, led by opposition politician Imran Khan. A crowd pelted the convoy with stones in the city of Gujranwala. Officials from Mr Khan's party said his vehicle was also shot at but he was not hurt. This protest is being seen as the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif since he took office. Anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri is also leading a convoy to the capital." (08/15/14)

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Afghanistan: Militants storm Pakistan check posts, six killed

July 30, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"t least six militants were killed when Pakistan's military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday. 'About 70 to 80 terrorists physically attacked the posts, six terrorists were killed and nine injured due to an effective response by Pakistani troops,' a security official said." (07/30/14)

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Pakistan: Seven killed in “tit for tat” attacks

July 28, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Two personnel of the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and a minor girl were gunned down in a Quaidabad area hours after the killing of four suspected militants in two separate encounters with the paramilitary force on Sunday, officials said. The two Rangers personnel -- Saifullah, 38, and Sanaullah, 35 -- posted at a Rangers checkpoint were targeted by gunmen riding a motorcycle when they went to a bazaar near the Hospital Chowrangi in Muslimabad on a motorbike to purchase ice for Iftar." (07/28/14)

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Pakistan: Two regime troops killed by IED

July 25, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country's northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. The incident occurred on Thursday evening near the border with Afghanistan just northwest of Miranshah -- the main town of North Waziristan tribal region -- a statement from the military said." (07/25/14)

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Pakistan: Nine killed in shootout, blast

July 18, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Two Pakistani policemen and a Taliban fighter have been killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police have said. In a separate incident, six people were killed by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of the northwestern town of Hangu. The Lahore gun battle lasted several hours and took place just over two kilometres from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private family residence, police said." (07/18/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder 15

July 17, 2014
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Columbus Dispatch    

"A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least 15 people in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, the deadliest such attack in at least a year. The strike hit a house in North Waziristan -- where the Pakistani military is engaged in a month-old battle against the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups -- as well as a vehicle that was passing nearby, local intelligence officials said." (07/17/14)

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Pakistan: Regime forces capture Taliban commander as US drone terrorists murder 15

July 16, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the country's border with Afghanistan. Adnan Rashid, a former air force officer-turned-militant, was arrested during a raid last Friday on a militant hideout in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region, following a tip from local sources, two intelligence officials told the Associated Press." (07/16/14)

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Pakistan: Regime jets, artillery kill 18

July 14, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said on Sunday. Air strikes were carried out in Mosaki area, 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan on Sunday while artillery shelled militant hideouts in Kharkamar area, 30 kilometres west of Miranshah on Saturday night." (07/13/14)

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Pakistan: More than 700k reportedly flee military offensive

July 11, 2014
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Helsinki Times    

"More than 700,000 people are reported to have fled a Pakistani military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, straining nearby towns and heightening concern about a long-term refugee crisis. The operation is now in its third week, and military commanders stress that they are making considerable gains in their effort to dislodge Pakistani Taliban and other militants from the restive region bordering Afghanistan. But the offensive also has led to a massive displacement of residents, creating new burdens for humanitarian groups already struggling to help Pakistan fight a polio epidemic and recover from several recent natural disasters." (07/11/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder six

July 10, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Pakistan's military says its anti-militant offensive in a northwestern tribal area has now taken control of 80 percent of a strategic town, as a U.S. drone strike Thursday killed six suspected insurgents. ... wo U.S. drones fired four missiles into a compound in Doga Macha Madda Khel, a village close to Datta Khel town, local security officials said." (07/10/14)

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Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 11

July 9, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"At least 11 suspected militants were killed in a Pakistan military operation Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources said. Jet fighters carried out air strikes on suspected militant hideouts during the Zarb-i-Azb operation in the North Waziristan tribal region, Dawn online reported." (07/09/14)

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Pakistan: 13 killed in regime air raids

July 8, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"At least 13 suspected militants were killed Tuesday after jet fighters attacked hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the air strikes were carried out in the Degan area, destroying seven hideouts, Dawn online reported. The Pakistan army launched a comprehensive operation named Zarb-e-Azb against foreign and local militants hiding in sanctuaries in the North Waziristan tribal region a week after the terrorist attack on the country's busiest airport in Karachi June 8." (07/08/14)

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Pakistan: Karachi police kill four in “search operation”

July 3, 2014
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The Nation [Pakistan]    

"Four alleged TTP members have been killed by police in a residential area near Northern Bypass in Karachi. Police said the terrorists were killed during exchange of fire during search operation in the area. SSP Malir, Rao Anwar has claimed that militants, who were killed in the encounter, belong to banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Police recovered Kalashnikov, TT pistol and a large number of bullets during the search operation." (07/03/14)

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Pakistan: Regime troops kill ten in anti-militant offensive

July 2, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"Pakistani military helicopters shelled militant hideouts in the country's restive northwest on Wednesday as part of a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban and other extremists, killing 10 insurgents, officials said. The helicopters pounded Islamist compounds in the Khar Warsak area, 12 kilometres (seven miles) north of Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region." (07/02/14)

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Pakistan: Two regime troops killed in ambush

July 1, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed and another injured when militants attacked a vehicle belonging to security forces in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, media reports on Tuesday said. The military vehicle was targeted in the areas between Kajori and Ippi villages in Mirali tehsil." (07/01/14)

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Pakistan: Regime begins ground offensive

June 30, 2014
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ABC News    

"Pakistan has launched a ground offensive against Taliban strongholds near the Afghan border after evacuating nearly half a million residents from the tribal region. The army said Monday it has begun a house-to-house search in Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, which has long been a sanctuary for militant groups operating on both sides of the porous border. The military says 15 militants have been killed in the initial ground advance." (06/29/14)

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Pakistan: Mass arrests after shooting

June 26, 2014
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of people after gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane during its landing approach, as fighter jets hit militant targets in the latest round of an anti-Taliban offensive. ... Police conducted search operations through Peshawar and arrested 'more than 200 suspects' in connection with the incident, according to senior police official Najeeb Ur Rehman." (06/26/14)

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Pakistan: Plane fired on during Peshawar landing

June 25, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Gunmen have opened fire on a passenger plane arriving at Peshawar airport in Pakistan, police say. The Pakistan International Airlines flight PK756 had been carrying about 178 passengers from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. One female passenger was killed and two crew members were injured." (06/25/14)

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Pakistan: Regime airstrikes, ground troops kill 25

June 24, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least 25 suspected militants were killed in air strikes and by ground troops of Pakistani armed forces in North Waziristan as the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), fleeing the cordoned area, crossed 430,000 on Monday." (06/23/14)

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Pakistan: Clashes ahead of cleric Tahir Al Qadri’s return to lead “revolution”

June 23, 2014
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Gulf News [United Arab Emirates]    

"Police fired teargas as they clashed with supporters of a Canada-based cleric at Islamabad airport on Monday ahead of his return to lead what he has called an anti-government 'revolution.' Tahir Al Qadri, who drew tens of thousands of supporters to a sit-in protest in Islamabad in January last year, is due to arrive a week after eight people were killed when his followers clashed with police in the eastern city of Lahore." (06/23/14)

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