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Pakistan: Ten militants, three soldiers killed in clash

January 9, 2014
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PressTV [Iranian state media]    

"At least 13 people, including three soldiers, have lost their lives in a clash in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region, the military says. The clash broke out late on Wednesday when a group of militants attacked a security check post, the military statement said." (01/08/14)

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Pakistan: Ten killed in blast at tribal elder’s home

January 7, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"At least 10 people were killed and another nine wounded yesterday in an explosion at the home of a tribal leader in a restive area of northwest Pakistan, officials said. The blast came in a remote village in Khyber tribal district, close to the Afghan border in Tirah Valley, which last year saw fierce fighting between the Pakistani military and Taliban militants." (01/07/14)

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Pakistan: Eight killed in Karachi attacks

January 6, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Eight people including four Local Bodies (LB) candidates and two policemen were killed in the city on Sunday, DawnNews reported. As the nomination process for LB elections closed, seven candidates have been killed in the city in separate targeted attacks, including the four aspirants shot dead on Sunday. All four men had recently submitted their paper for the LB polls." (01/06/14)

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Pakistan: Two killed, 29 injured in Quetta bus attack

January 2, 2014
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Times of India [India]    

"At least two people were killed while 29 injured in Pakistan's Balochistan province when a pilgrims' bus was attacked in Quetta city on Wednesday evening. ... the target of this sectarian terrorist act was a bus full of pilgrims coming from Iran. The blast struck the bus at the city's Akhtarabad bypass." (01/02/14)

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Pakistan: Protests against army’s North Waziristan ops

December 20, 2013
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ABC News    

"Hundreds of Pakistanis rallied Friday against an army operation in the North Waziristan tribal area that residents claim killed many civilians even though the military said the offensive targeted militants. About 300 people, mostly students from North Waziristan, took to the streets in the frontier city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan, to denounce the operation and demand an investigation." (12/19/13)

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Pakistan: At least 23 suspected militants killed in North Waziristan

December 19, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least 23 suspected militants were killed late on Wednesday during a clash with security forces in the country's troubled northwest, officials said. According to a security official who requested anonymity, the suspected militants tried to ambush a convoy of security forces which was returning back from Khajuri checkpost area in Mirali Tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region." (12/19/13)

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Pakistan: Female suicide bombers killed

December 18, 2013
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Zee News [India]    

"Alert security guards at an imambargah [in Karachi] on Tuesday foiled an attempt by two burqa-clad woman suicide bombers by killing one and injuring another. One of the women was shot dead whereas the other was critically injured as the guards at the imambargah or Shia prayer hall, opened fire on them. Security and rescue teams reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. Police officials later confirmed that both the women were equipped with explosives, media reports said." (12/18/13)

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Pakistan: Shia cleric shot dead in Lahore

December 16, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A prominent Shia cleric has been shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore, sparking an outcry from members of the city's Shia community. Gunmen on a motorbike killed Allama Nasir Abbas late on Sunday night as he was going home in his car after a religious gathering, police say. No group has said it carried out the attack on the cleric." (12/16/13)

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Pakistan: Three killed in separate polio shootings

December 13, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Gunmen have shot dead at least two policemen providing security to a team of polio workers in north-west Pakistan. A polio worker was also killed in a separate attack, local media have reported. The two policemen were travelling from the town of Swabi to Topi by motorbike when they were attacked. The polio worker was shot on the outskirts of Peshawar." (12/13/13)

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Pakistan: Militants kill police officer guarding polio workers

December 2, 2013
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United Press International    

"Gunmen in northwest Pakistan attacked police officers guarding a team of polio vaccination workers, killing one officer, police said. The attack occurred Saturday in Peshawar, Voice of America reported." (11/30/13)

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Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills two regime troops

November 25, 2013
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Times of India [India]    

"A remote-controlled roadside bomb went off near a security forces convoy in Pakistan's northwest tribal region on Sunday killing two soldiers and injuring five others. The bomb, planted along the road near Karamkot in Mirali district of North Waziristan, was detonated when the security forces convoy was travelling from Miramshah to Mirali." (11/24/13)

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Pakistan: Two soldiers killed in suicide car blast

November 20, 2013
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The Hindu [India]    

"Intelligence officials say a suicide car bombing has killed two paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan’s tribal region near the Afghan border. The two officials say the bomber rammed his car into the main gate of a Frontier Corps base in the Shawa area of North Waziristan on Wednesday morning." (11/20/13)

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Pakistan: 11 killed in attack on Balochistan Constabulary

October 15, 2013
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Sahara Samay [India]    

"At least 11 people, including five security personnel, were injured on Tuesday in a grenade attack on a convoy of the Balochistan Constabulary in Pakistan's Quetta city. A vehicle belonging to the Balochistan Constabulary was travelling on Mastung Road in Quetta when unknown motorcyclists hurled a hand grenade at it." (10/15/13)

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Pakistan: Woman killed in grenade attack

October 14, 2013
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Zee News [India]    

"A woman was killed and five others injured, including two children, when criminals carried out a grenade attack on a clinic [in Karachi]. Police said the suspected extortionists lobbed hand grenades at Zain medical clinic in Muzaffarabad colony of Landhi area yesterday and the resulting explosion killed one woman and injured five. 'The clinic had been receiving threatening calls after being told to pay extortion money sometime back but the matter was not reported to the police,' one official said." (10/14/13)

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Afghanistan: Taliban kill three Pakistani militant commanders

October 10, 2013
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Frontier Post [Pakistan]    

"An armed clash left three militant commanders dead in Afghanistan's Kunnar province, which borders Pakistan, sources said on Thursday. The sources and eyewitnesses said that dozens of Afghan Taliban militants launched an attack on Pakistani militants based in Ghaziabad area of Kunnar, killing three extremist commanders and injuring many others." (10/10/13)

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Pakistan: Explosion in Lahore kills one, injures 12

October 10, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A blast in Lahore's Old Anarkali market area killed one person and injured at least a dozen others on Thursday, DawnNews reported. The Bomb Disposal Squad and security personnel also reached the site and cordoned off the area as a search operation went underway to clear out the vicinity. DIG operations of Lahore police, Muhammad Tahir Rai, said that the bomb was equipped with a timer device and confirmed that at least one person had died and at least a dozen others were injured in the attack." (10/10/13)

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Pakistan: Two killed in blast targeting polio workers

October 7, 2013
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CNN    

"Two people were killed and 13 wounded Monday in a bombing that targeted polio workers in northwest Pakistan, police said. The blast took place on the outskirts of the violence-plagued city of Peshawar. Najeeb-Ur-Rehman, the senior superintendent of police, said the bomb was remotely detonated as polio vaccines and accompanying materials were being handed out to health workers." (10/07/13)

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Pakistan: Suicide bombing kills 15

October 3, 2013
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ABC News    

"A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into the compound of a rival militant commander in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, a government official said. The commander, Nabi Hanfi, was not present at the time of the attack, said Wajid Khan, a local government administrator. Hanfi has been battling the Pakistani Taliban in the Orakzai tribal area where the bombing occurred." (10/02/13)

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Pakistan: Six killed in suspected suicide blast

October 2, 2013
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CNN-IBN [India]    

"At least six people were killed in a suspected suicide blast on Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan's Chaman town on the Afghan border, media reports said. Several people were also reported injured in the explosion in the capital of Qila Abdullah district in the restive Balochistan province." (10/02/13)

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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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