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Pakistan: IED attack on police van kills two

June 20, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Two policemen were killed, and two others injured on Friday as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on a police van in Peshwar. The attack took place in Akazai area of Torghar district. Jutba police official told Dawn.com that the police van was on a routine patrol." (06/20/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder six

June 18, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least six suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike early Wednesday in the Miramshah tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region where a comprehensive military operation launched by the Pakistani army against foreign and local terrorists is also under way. Intelligence sources said six missiles fired by a drone hit a compound and a vehicle in Dargah Mandi village in Miramshah. The identities of those killed in the strikes have not yet been ascertained, sources said." (06/18/14)

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Pakistan: Seven dead as police, religious party workers clash in Lahore

June 17, 2014
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"At least seven people were killed on Tuesday when the Pakistani police clashed with followers of a fiery preacher in the eastern city of Lahore, hospital officials said. The clashes involved supporters of Canadian-Pakistani Tahir-ul-Qadri who held a major anti-corruption march last year prior to the May 2013 election that saw the country's first democratic handover of power. 'We received seven dead bodies including two women. All of them had bullet wounds,' said Dr Abdul Rauf, medical superintendent at the city's Jinnah Hospital." (06/17/14)

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Kashmir: Pakistani forces fire on Indian posts

June 13, 2014
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"Pakistan Army on Friday opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said. ... One army soldier was killed and five were injured on Thursday in two landmine blasts along the LoC in Poonch." (06/13/14)

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Pakistan: After lull, US drone terrorists murder 13

June 12, 2014
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ABC News    

"Missiles from U.S. drones slammed into militant hideouts overnight in northwestern Pakistan, killing 13 suspected insurgents and marking the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break, officials said Thursday. The two separate drone strikes sparked swift condemnation by the Pakistani government. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the strikes, are a violation of Pakistani sovereignty and territorial integrity." (06/11/14)

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Pakistan: Courts lifts Musharraf travel ban

June 12, 2014
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The Courier [UK]    

"An order from the Pakistan government preventing former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from travelling abroad has been struck down by a court. Under the ruling by the Karachi court, the government still has 15 days during to appeal against the decision. This means Mr Musharraf, who is facing treason charges, can not leave the country immediately. The ruling could pave the way for the man who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade to leave the country after an embarrassing trial that saw him become the first chief of army staff to face treason charges." (06/12/14)

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Pakistan: Militant attacks kill five

June 11, 2014
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Focus News [Bulgaria]    

"At least five people including three policemen were killed on Wednesday in two militant clashes near Pakistan's Swat Valley, officials said, AFP reported. In the first incident, gunmen ambushed a car of local pro-government fighters in the Kooza Bandi village of Swat Valley, killing three people including a police guard, district police chief Sher Akbar told AFP." ()6/11/14)

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Worst effect of US Afghan war

June 11, 2014
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Ivan Eland Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  

"As prisoners are exchanged and the combat portion of the long and exhausting U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan winds down, the brazen lethal attack on the Karachi International airport by the Pakistani Taliban graphically highlights the principal unfortunate legacy of the needless nation-building Afghan conflict: the destabilization of neighboring Pakistan." (06/10/14)

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Pakistan: Fresh militant near Karachi airport

June 10, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Security forces at Pakistan's busiest airport in the city of Karachi have come under attack, a day after militants stormed one of its terminals. Officials say gunmen on motorbikes shot at a security training camp just outside the airport and fled. Subsequent firing which lasted for up to an hour was shots fired by the army and police at the scene, officials say." (06/10/14)

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Pakistan: Taliban claim Karachi airport attack; 28 dead

June 9, 2014
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CNN    

"The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an hours-long attack at the country's largest and busiest airport that killed at least 28 people. Speaking from an undisclosed location, Pakistani Taliban commander Abdullah Bahar said the attack overnight at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport was retaliation for the death of former chief Hakimullah Mehsud. Mehsud was killed in a U.S. drone strike in November in North Waziristan. Bahar warned more attacks will follow." [editor's note: An earlier version of this post erroneously listed the location as Afghanistan. Sorry about that -- I was kind of groggy while finishing up the morning edition! - TLK] (06/09/14)

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Pakistan: Seven killed in Taliban in-fighting

June 6, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Fresh clashes between the Pakistani Taliban and a breakaway faction killed at least seven militants in the country's northwest on Friday, officials said. The fighting erupted in the Wacha Mela area 65 kilometres (40 miles) west of Miramshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal district. Almost 100 militants have been killed since supporters of commander Khalid Mehsud, alias Khan Said Sajna, and the followers of the slain former Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud began fighting in April." (06/06/14)

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Pakistan: Suicide bomber, border attack kill seven

June 4, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A suicide bomber has killed two Pakistani soldiers and three civilians near Islamabad, the army says. The two officers were on their way to work when they were attacked on the outskirts of the garrison city of Rawalpindi close to the capital. No group said they carried out the attack but officials blame the Taliban. Meanwhile, two Pakistani soldiers have been killed by militants along the border with Afghanistan, the military says." (06/04/14)

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Pakistan: Seven killed as van hits IED

June 3, 2014
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Newsweek [Pakistan]    

"At least seven people were killed and another seven injured after a Parachinar-bound passenger van hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Shagni area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday morning. The Datsun pick-up truck was traveling to Parachina from Khomosa. The IED detonated shortly after it entered Shagni, according to the political administrator. 'Four people died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital,' said Assistant Political Agent Maqsood Hassan. 'Among the seven injured, two are in critical condition.'" (06/03/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill American doctor

May 27, 2014
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USA Today    

"Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and toddler son on Monday as they left a cemetery after visiting relatives' graves, police said. The two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Mehdi Ali Qamar 10 times at close range in the central town of Chanab Nagar, police officer Shaukat Ali said, adding that Qamar's wife and son were not harmed. He is survived by two other sons." (05/26/14)

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Pakistan: 32 killed as regime warplanes pound North Waziristan

May 21, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Pakistan Air Force warplanes bombarded militant hideouts in country’s northwestern tribal, killing 32 militants including foreign fighters. Sources said that the PAF jets pounded the suspected hideouts in Mir Ali and other areas of North Waziristan tribal region. They said that some foreigners were also killed in the air strikes." (05/21/14)

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Pakistan: Court dismisses case against FBI agent

May 19, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"The case against FBI agent, Joel Cox, who was arrested from Karachi's Jinnah International Airport for allegedly carrying ammunition and three knives onto an airplane, was formally dismissed on Monday after a request by the city's police was submitted before a judge in a Karachi court, DawnNews reported. Earlier during the day, police had submitted its final chargesheet in the case according to which Cox was issued a written authority letter by the US consulate to carry a weapon for his personal protection." (05/19/14)

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Kashmir: Trooper killed, two injured in militant attack

May 19, 2014
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Authint Mail [India]    

"An [Indian] army trooper was killed and two were injured in a militant attack near the Line of Control (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an official said Monday. Two soldiers were injured Sunday in a landmine explosion in the Akhnoor area of the international border in the state. Sources said a patrol party had gone to evacuate the injured soldiers when it came under attack." (05/19/14)

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Pakistan: Medico-legal officer, driver killed in “targeted attack”

May 14, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A senior medico-legal officer of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre was killed with his driver in a targeted attack on Tuesday on Chaudhry Khaliq-uz-Zaman Road, near the place where a powerful rickshaw-planted bomb had exploded recently, according to officials. Dr Manzoor Memon, 45, left the JPMC in a chauffeur-driven car after performing his duty when two gunmen riding two motorcycles and wearing helmets attacked them near Askari-I apartments at around 4pm, said Karachi-South SSP Faisal Bashir Memon." (05/14/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill two in sectarian flashpoint

May 13, 2014
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New Straits Times [Malaysia]    

"Gunmen on Tuesday killed two schoolteachers -- one Sunni Muslim, one Shia -- in a northwestern Pakistani town with a history of sectarian violence, police said. The double murder came in the Sunni-dominated town of Hangu, around 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Peshawar, the main city of the northwest, as the teachers were going to the government high school where they worked." (05/13/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb, militant attacks kill ten regime troops

May 9, 2014
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PressTV [Iranian state media]    

"At least nine paramilitary troops have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in northwestern Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan while another soldier died in an assault further south. The army said in a statement that the bomb struck a military convoy near the town of Miran Shah in North Waziristan on Thursday, killing nine and injuring several troops. Shortly after the bomb attack, militants opened fire on a military checkpoint in the South Waziristan tribal region, leaving one soldier dead." (05/09/14)

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Pakistan: Five killed in fresh Taliban infighting

May 8, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Five militants were killed and three injured as clashes between two factions of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continued in North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday, sources said. The fighting erupted between the groups led by Sheher Yar and Khan Said alias Sajna in Shawal, a mountainous area near Afghan border, on Tuesday. The sources said that the militants killed on Wednesday were from the Sheher Yar group." (05/08/14)

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Pakistan: 12 militants killed in gunfight, bomb blast

May 7, 2014
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Hindustan Times [India]    

"At least 12 militants died during a shootout between rival factions in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border Tuesday, officials said, while two died in a separate attack. Supporters of Tehreek-e-Taliban commander Khan Said Sajna and followers of the late TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud clashed in the Shawal area of the troubled North Waziristan district, a security official told AFP. Four other militants were wounded during the gunfight which was still continuing, the official said late Tuesday." (05/06/14)

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Pakistan: Two militants killed in Miranshah bomb explosion

May 6, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"At least two militants were killed and two others were injured when a bomb exploded Tuesday in restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The morning attack came as a group of militants were visiting the bazaar in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, known as a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants. 'It was a remote control bomb which targeted Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants. Two of them have been killed and two others are injured,' intelligence sources told AFP." (05/06/14)

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Pakistan: Soldier killed in firing from Afghanistan

May 5, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A Pakistani soldier was killed when bullets fired from across the Afghan border hit a checkpost in Bajaur Agency on Sunday, administration officials said. The Frontier Crops checkpost that came under attack is located along the border in Ghakhi area of Lovi Mamond tehsil, 30km from here. FC personnel fired back but there were no reports about any casualty, they said." (05/05/14)

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Pakistan: Four children killed in attack on mosque

April 29, 2014
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CNN    

"Four children were killed when someone lobbed a hand grenade into a mosque in Pakistan;s most populous city on Monday. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 12, were attending religious classes at the mosque in the seaport city of Karachi, police said." (04/28/14)

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