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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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Pakistan: Parties name presidential candidates

July 24, 2013
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Houston Chronicle    

"Pakistani political parties on Wednesday nominated their candidates for the upcoming presidential election, with the ruling party's candidate seen as the front-runner, officials and analysts said. ... The post of president in Pakistan became largely ceremonial in 2010 when parliament passed a constitutional amendment that transferred significant power to the prime minister. ... In Pakistan, the president is not elected by popular vote, but by voting in the Senate, National Assembly and the assemblies of the four provinces." (07/24/13)

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Pakistan: Leaked records say at least one in five drone victims confirmed civilian

July 23, 2013
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in 'exceedingly rare' fatalities. ... A 12-page report, titled 'Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)' describes 75 CIA drone attacks between 2006 and 2009 .... The numbers show a death toll of 746 people, 147 of whom were confirmed as civilians. Of those civilian deaths, 94 are children." (07/22/13)

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Pakistan: One killed, ten injured in blast near Afghan border

July 22, 2013
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Frontier Post [Pakistan]    

"A man was killed and 10 others injured when two blast rocked Chaman near Pak-Afghan border on Monday, local tv reported. Levies sources confirmed that several people were injured in the blast after which vehicular traffic to Afghanistan was suspended." (07/22/13)

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Pakistan: Blast kills two Frontier Corps personnel in Khyber Agency

July 19, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed on Friday in a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Bara Tehsil of Khyber tribal region. FC officials confirmed the incident and said the patrolling party was hit by a roadside IED in the Akakhel area of Bara Tehsil. ... Khyber is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border." (07/19/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill two regime troops

July 18, 2013
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Zee News [India]    

"At least two soldiers of paramilitary Frontier Corps were killed and three others injured Thursday when armed men ambushed their vehicle in north-west Pakistan's restive tribal region, officials said. The gunmen attacked the vehicle carrying soldiers in Kamar area of Bajaur, one of the seven tribal districts, where al Qaeda linked militants have hideouts. An official from office of the political agent, the civilian administrator of the district, said that the FC was on routine patrol in the suburbs of the district headquarter Khar, when the incident occurred." (07/18/13)

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Pakistan: Nine killed in US drone strike, regime ops

July 15, 2013
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Guardian [UK]    

"At least nine suspected militants, including two foreigners, were killed in Pakistan's lawless tribal region in a US drone strike and a separate Pakistan military operation, security officials said on Sunday. ... two suspected militants riding a motorcycle were struck by missiles in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan on Saturday night, one official said. ... In a separate operation by the Pakistan air force, jets pounded several militant hideouts overnight, killing seven insurgents, senior security officials said." (07/14/13)

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Pakistan: Mosque blast kills two

July 11, 2013
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Fox News    

"Police say a bomb has exploded near a minority Shiite mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing two people and wounding six others. Police spokesman Fazal Naeem Khan says the attack Thursday took place in Kacha Pakka village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack." (07/11/13)

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Pakistan: Four killed in Lahore bombing

July 8, 2013
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Independent [Ireland]    

"A bomb has exploded at a busy market street in eastern Pakistan, killing at least four people and wounding 40. Police officer Maroof Wahla said the attack took place near the popular Anarkali bazar in the eastern city of Lahore." (07/06/13)

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Pakistan: Two police killed in Peshawar ambush

July 2, 2013
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The Peninsula [Qatar]    

"Gunmen ambushed a police checkpoint yesterday in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern city of Peshawar, killing two policemen, an official said. Three gunmen riding two motorbikes attacked the checkpoint on the outskirts of the city and escaped. ... The attack came a day after Islamic militants killed 53 people in suicide and bomb attacks in the northwest and southwest." (07/02/13)

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