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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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Pakistan: Regime forces claim to have killed “Senior Taliban commander”

April 28, 2014
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Daily Sabah [Turkey]    

"A senior Taliban commander was killed in a security forces operation in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. Matiullah, a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella organization of different Taliban groups in Pakistan, was killed in a joint operation of police and paramilitary troops in the Dera Ismail Khan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Sadiq Baloch, the city police chief, confirmed the death of the commander and told reporters that the police were looking for his aides who managed to flee." (04/27/14)

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Pakistan: Airstrikes in tribal region kill 37

April 25, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban. The airstrikes pounded two suspected hideouts in a remote area of Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region, three military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists. There was no way to independently confirm the report as the tribal area is off limits to journalists." (04/24/14)

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Pakistan: Nine killed in attacks in volatile northwest

April 23, 2014
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Reuters    

"Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took power last year promising to end years of fighting with Taliban insurgents through peace negotiations. Talks began in February but have achieved little. On Tuesday, three people were killed and 33 others, including 12 policemen, were wounded in a bombing in the Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province during the morning rush hour." (04/22/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill five policemen in Peshawar

April 22, 2014
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Business Recorder [Pakistan]    

"Unidentified gunmen killed five police officers on patrol in Peshawar late Monday, police said. A civilian driving a passing car was also killed, with two policemen and another civilian left wounded in the attack in the town of Badaber." (04/22/14)

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Pakistan: Rebels refuse to extend ceasefire

April 17, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"The Pakistani Taliban yesterday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been 'complete silence' from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks." (04/17/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill NATO truck drivers

April 15, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two drivers in a convoy of Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers in Pakistan’s restive north-west were shot dead on Monday, an official said. The attack occurred days after a ceasefire declared by the Taliban insurgents expired last week. Gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and bullets at oil tankers in the Jamrud area near Peshawar city on the main highway leading into Afghanistan, administration official Amjad Khan said." (04/14/14)

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Pakistan: At least 15 killed in court attack, Waziristan fighting

April 11, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two people were killed and several injured on Friday after armed attackers opened an indiscriminate fire at a local district court in Rawalpindi. According to police personnel, a prisoner and a civilian were killed during the firing .... In other two bomb blasts 13 people were killed and two injured in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. ... a roadside blast hit a vehicle in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, killing three people and injuring two others .... In the other incident, some unidentified people fired a rocket at a vehicle in the Shawal area that killed six people on spot and left four injured." (04/11/14)

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Pakistan: At least 19 killed in market bombing

April 9, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said. ... At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said." (04/09/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb in toy kills boy, injures four children

April 4, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"A 10-year-old boy was killed and four others were wounded when an explosive apparently hidden inside a toy they were playing with detonated in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, police said. The incident took place in Khaki, a suburb of Nowshera town in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district, where many Afghan refugees are settled." (04/04/14)

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Pakistan: Musharraf charged with high treason

March 31, 2014
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"A Pakistani court has charged former President Pervez Musharraf with treason for implementing emergency rule and suspending the constitution in 2007. Musharraf has already been found guilty of the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. If convicted of the charges he could face the death penalty. Musharraf has pleaded not guilty and claims the charges are politically-motivated." (03/31/14)

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Pakistan: One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team

March 28, 2014
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CNN    

"Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them. 'The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack,' Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN." (03/27/13)

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Pakistan: Polio vaccinator kidnapped, killed

March 25, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A female polio vaccinator kidnapped from her house in Gulozai village in the suburbs of Peshawar on Sunday night had been killed. Her bullet-riddled and severely tortured body was found in a field on Monday morning. Salma Farooqui, 30, played an active role in the 'Sehat Ka Insaf' anti-polio campaign recently launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government despite having been threatened by some callers for doing so." (03/25/14)

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Pakistan: Militant kills self, family in North Waziristan bomb accident

March 19, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A militant commander and five family members including a child were killed when a bomb he was tinkering with exploded at his home in northwest Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, officials said on Wednesday. Aalim Deen Mehsud, a local commander of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the North Waziristan, was trying to remove explosive material from a mortar shell, triggering the blast, a security official said." (03/19/14)

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Pakistan: One year without any civilian casualty by a drone

March 14, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"The American CIA chief John Owen Brennan has completed his first year in office, with not even a single civilian casualty from a drone strike in Pakistan since the launching of the deadly campaign in 2004. ... In fact, the CIA-controlled drones have not carried out even a single attack in any part of Pakistan during the last 77 days. Brennan has stopped the drone strikes in Pakistan despite the fact that he had led the transformation of the US approach to counter terrorism from that of a ground war in Afghanistan to targeted strikes against the most wanted al-Qaeda terrorists, often involving the use of drones, especially in Pakistan." (03/14/14)

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Pakistan: Two cops with polio team killed

March 12, 2014
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Gulf News [United Arab Emirates]    

"Two policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan were shot dead by armed men on Tuesday, police said, the latest setback to efforts to eradicate the crippling disease. Militant strikes and threats of violence have badly hampered a campaign to stamp out polio in Pakistan, which along with Nigeria and Afghanistan are the only countries where the disease remains endemic." (03/11/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb blast kills six regime troops

March 5, 2014
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Merced Sun-Star    

"A roadside bomb targeting Pakistani troops killed six soldiers on Wednesday in the country's northwest near the Afghan border, a local official said. The explosion also wounded eight soldiers, said government official Javedullah Khan in the district of Hangu, where the incident took place, near the Lower Kurram tribal region. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack." (03/04/14)

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