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Pakistan: US drone strike kills at least two

September 30, 2013
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Kuwait News Agency [Kuwaiti state media]    

"A US led drone strike in northern Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least two people and wounded another on Monday, said officials. A drone fired two missiles at a house situated in Mohammad Khel village of Datta Khel tehsil in North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least two people, according to State Television PTV. The target of the drone strike was a suspected militant compound and the people killed were alleged militants, said officials to the media as the number of casualties was expected to rise." (09/30/13)

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Pakistan: Drone strike kills six

September 24, 2013
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The Daily Star [Bangladesh]    

"At least six people were killed in a US drone strike on a militant compound in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area yesterday, officials said. The attack took place in Shawal , about 55 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district, along the Afghan border." (09/23/13)

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Pakistan: At least 81 killed in suicide bombing at church

September 23, 2013
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Fox News    

"A Pakistan police official says the death toll from a church bombing has risen to 81 as angry Christians protested the deadliest attack ever in Pakistan against members of their faith. Police official Noor Khan says the death toll from Sunday's bombing in the northwestern city of Peshawar rose overnight to 81, after three more of the wounded died. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers." (09/23/13)

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Pakistan: Three killed in attack on mosque

September 20, 2013
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Press TV [Iranian state media]    

"Unknown militants have attacked a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing three preachers and wounding nearly 20 others. Pakistani police sources said the assault was carired out on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar on Thursday. 'Two attackers came on a motorbike and hurled grenades at a mosque soon after a preaching group arrived there late on Thursday night,' said Rahim Shah, a senior local police official said." (09/20/13)

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Pakistan: Five killed, 20 injured in firing by Afghan forces

September 18, 2013
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Malaysia Sun [Malaysia]    

"Five people were killed and 20 others injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces in Pakistan's southwest border area of Zhob on Wednesday afternoon. Afghan forces opened unprovoked firing in Qamar Deen area of Zhob, four km from the Afghan border in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province." (09/18/13)

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Weary of violence, Pakistan opts for peace talks with Taliban

September 10, 2013
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Time    

"Pakistan’s political leaders have decided to pursue negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban and other militants in an attempt to bring a halt to an unrelenting wave of terrorist violence across the country that has killed over 800 since a general election in May. On Monday, a conference of all of Pakistan’s political parties said it supported the new government’s efforts to bring the militants to the negotiating table." (09/10/13)

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Pakistan: Seven killed in two attacks

September 9, 2013
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least seven persons, including two policemen, were killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today. Two policemen were killed and several others injured in a suspected suicide blast that took place in the office of District Police Officer (DPO) in Kohat situated in District Court premises. ... In a separate incident in the Khyber agency, at least five members of a 'peace committee' were killed in clashes with militants." (09/09/13)

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Pakistan: At least seven killed in US drone strike

September 6, 2013
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NBC News    

"At least seven suspected militants were killed and four other people were injured when a U.S drone fired two missiles early Friday, striking a house in the Dargah Mandi village in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan. The village is located near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Government officials said the drone fired two missiles and razed the structure to the ground." (09/05/13)

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Pakistan: Suspected TTP operatives shot dead in Karachi

September 5, 2013
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Pakistan Tribune    

"The Crime Investigation Department (CID) police on Thursday killed three suspected militants of banned banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Karachi. According to reports, CID officers conducted raid at a graveyard in the Mauripur area today afternoon and slayed three suspects in exchange of fire. Four other suspects managed to flee the scene." (09/05/13)

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Pakistan: Navy officer shot dead in Karachi

September 4, 2013
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Agence France-Presse    

"A senior Pakistan navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said. The couple were shot on a busy thoroughfare near the National Stadium, a cricket venue, in the city's eastern district. 'Two gunmen riding a motorbike intercepted Captain Naveed's vehicle and opened fire, killing him on the spot,' local police official Tahir Naveed told AFP. He had only one name for the dead officer." (09/04/13)

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Pakistan: Two suspected militants killed in Karachi police operation

September 3, 2013
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Kuwait News Agency [Kuwaiti state media]    

"At least two suspected militants were killed by police during an operation against militants in southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, said police. According to police, two suspected militants were killed during a search operation by police in an alleged police encounter near Peerabad area of Korangi Town in Karachi city. A senior police official, SP Chaudhry Asad told that the militants opened fire on the police and two of them were killed on the spot in retaliation, while three of their accomplices managed to escape from the scene." (09/03/13)

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Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills nine soldiers on Afghan border

September 2, 2013
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Reuters    

"At least nine Pakistani servicemen were killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb hit an army convoy passing through the troubled region of North Waziristan near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, security sources said. Militant groups including the Taliban and al Qaeda operate in the volatile tribal region, often launching attacks on troops and civilians from mountain hideouts on the porous border." (09/01/13)

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Pakistan: One child killed, another injured in blast

August 30, 2013
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The Peninsula [Qatar]    

"A child was killed and another got injured when a bomb exploded in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday. The blast in the capital of Baluchistan province took place in Kali Muslimabad of Akhtarabad area near the Western Bypass, Dunya news reported. According to initial details, the children recovered a toy shaped bomb from the roadside waste." (08/30/13)

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Pakistan: Attack on security forces’ camp kills six

August 27, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Four militants attacked a security forces' camp using heavy weaponry in Sara Rogh are of South Waziristan tribal region, according to security officials who wanted not to be named. Security personnel engaged in retaliatory firing killing three attackers whereas the fourth militant detonated a suicide vest he was wearing and blew himself up. Security sources said that two soldiers were killed in the attack and nine others sustained injuries." (08/27/13)

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Pakistan: Bicycle bomb kills two

August 13, 2013
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Newsweek Pakistan [Pakistan]    

"A bomb planted on a bicycle killed at least two people and wounded another in Balochistan province on Monday, officials said. 'At least two people were killed and a pedestrian was wounded when a bomb planted on a bicycle exploded on a roadside in Quetta,' according to senior police official Bashir Ahmed Brohi. An insurgency pushing for political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region’s oil, gas and mineral resources began in 2004 in the province, of which Quetta is the capital." (08/13/13)

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Pakistan: Tribal leader killed, two injured in Dera Bugti blast

August 11, 2013
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Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"A tribal leader was killed and another two were injured in roadside bomb blast in Dera Bugti on Saturday. Tribal leader Zara Khan was killed while two of his guards were severely injured, Levies sources said. The sources told reporters that the tribal leader’s car was moving towards Pir Sawa from Patokh when the blast took place." (08/11/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill nine in mosque attack

August 9, 2013
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Reuters    

"Gunmen in Pakistan fired on the vehicle of a politician driving past worshippers leaving a mosque on a Muslim holiday on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 27 in the city of Quetta, police said. Quetta is the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, where several militant groups are active, including the Pakistani Taliban, who claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed 30 people at a policeman's funeral on Thursday." (08/09/13)

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Pakistan: Bomb kills 15 at policeman’s funeral

August 8, 2013
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Reuters    

"A suicide bomber killed 15 Pakistani police officers at the funeral of a policeman in the western city of Quetta on Thursday, in a scene captured live on television as cameras broadcast the event. A Reuters reporter at the funeral described chaos with bloodstained officers being carried away and put into ambulances." (08/08/13)

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Pakistan: Eleven children murdered in football match bombing

August 7, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least eleven children have been killed and 26 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, police said. The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match on Wednesday. 'The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium,' senior police official Tariq Dharejo told AFP news agency. Dharejo said the bomb was a remote-controlled device. According to reports, the bomb targeted a member of the provincial assembly at the stadium, but he survived." (08/07/13)

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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills four, injures 27

August 6, 2013
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Press TV [Iranian state media]    

"At least four civilians have been killed and 27 others injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. According to a statement released by provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal on Monday, the incident occurred in Ganj area of Kandahar city. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials lay the blame on Taliban militants." (08/05/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen abduct, kill 13

August 6, 2013
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ABC News    

"Dozens of gunmen disguised in police uniforms shot to death 13 people they pulled off of a convoy of buses in southwest Pakistan and dumped their bodies in a nearby ravine, officials said Tuesday. The motive for the attack Monday night was unclear since no one has claimed responsibility. But suspicion may fall on separatists who have been waging a low-level insurgency in southwest Baluchistan province for decades." (08/05/13)

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Pakistan: Mamnoon Hussain elected president

July 31, 2013
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Washington Post    

"Pakistani lawmakers elected a textiles magnate Tuesday to be the next president of a country plagued by Islamic extremism, only hours after Taliban militants launched a mass prison break freeing hundreds of inmates. The attack highlighted one of the major challenges that Mamnoon Hussain will face once he takes over the largely ceremonial post of president. ... Pakistan’s president is not elected by popular vote, but by lawmakers in the Senate, National Assembly and the assemblies of the four provinces." (07/30/13)

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Pakistan: At least six killed in US drone strike

July 29, 2013
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New York Times    

"At least six militants were killed and four others injured after the latest American drone strike in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on Sunday, Pakistani intelligence officials and militant commanders said. The drones fired two missiles at a group of men shortly after they crossed the border from Afghanistan, where local commanders said they had been fighting American and Afghan forces." (07/28/13)

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Pakistan: Landmine blast kills two

July 26, 2013
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The Hindu [India]    

"Two members of the minority Shia community were killed and six more injured when a pick-up truck hit a landmine in the restive Kurram tribal region of Northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said. The truck was on its way to Parachinar, the main town of the semi-autonomous Kurram Agency, when it hit the landmine near Khar Pata area, officials of the political administration said." (07/26/13)

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Pakistan: Bombers target ISI office, nine dead

July 25, 2013
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news.com.au [Australia]    

"The death toll has risen to nine from a suicide car bomb attack on Pakistan's top intelligence agency and police living quarters in the southern town of Sukkur, officials say. The dead include five attackers and four police and intelligence officials, a spokesman for the paramilitary Rangers told AFP after the attack late on Wednesday in the normally sleepy town." (07/25/13)

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