Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

Pakistan: Suicide attack on candidate kills 12

May 7, 2013
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Houston Chronicle    

"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying a candidate from a hard-line Islamist party in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 12 people in the second attack on the party in as many days, police said. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but the Taliban took credit for an attack the day before on the same party, claiming it was targeting a candidate who had supported military operations against the militants in the northwest." (05/07/13)

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Pakistan: Eight soldiers and police, 30 others killed in weekend fighting

May 6, 2013
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Washington Post    

"Military operations and insurgent attacks in lawless districts of Pakistan left eight members of the security forces and around 30 militants and criminal suspects dead on Sunday, officials said. Two soldiers and 16 militants were killed in clashes in the Tirah Valley area of the Khyber tribal region in the northwest, the military said in a statement. ... In the North Waziristan tribal region, another northwestern district bordering Afghanistan, a roadside bomb attack on a convoy killed two soldiers .... two members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps were killed in clashes in the Bolan district of the southwestern province of Baluchistan .... In the province’s Sibbi district, a convoy of an independent candidate running in Pakistan’s May 11 parliamentary elections was attacked by two gunmen who killed two of his police guards, said police official Owais Ahmad." (05/05/13)

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Pakistan: Prosecutor in Musharraf case killed

May 3, 2013
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Myrtle Beach Sun News    

"Police say the Pakistani government's lead prosecutor in a case involving former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been shot to death. Police officer Mohammed Ishaq says Chaudhry Zulfikar was gunned down Friday morning in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, as he was driving to court." (05/02/13)

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Af-Pak: Afghan soldier killed in border clash

May 2, 2013
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Washington Post    

"fghan and Pakistani forces clashed overnight in a historically disputed border region, leaving an Afghan police officer dead and others wounded, officials said Thursday. ... On Wednesday night, Afghan and Pakistani forces in the area traded heavy and small-arms fire in a drawn-out skirmish that continued into Thursday. One Afghan border police officer was killed, and three others were wounded, Afghan officials said. Media reports said several Pakistanis also were wounded." (05/02/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill four in continued pre-election violence

April 30, 2013
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CNN    

"Gunmen killed a political candidate and three other people in Pakistan on Tuesday, adding to a growing casualty toll ahead of the country's elections next month. In the attack in Balochistan province, men fired on a vehicle carrying Fateh Muhammad Magsi, an independent candidate, said Ghulam Farooq, a police official. Magsi died along with three of his bodyguards, according to police." (04/30/13)

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Pakistan: Eight killed in suicide blast

April 29, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least eight people, including the son of an influential Afghan cleric, have been killed and 45 others wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a bus in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, police say. Qari Hilal, the son of cleric Qazi Amin Waqad, died in Monday's suicide bombing which appeared to have targeted Sahibzada Anees, a senior official in the city administration." (04/29/13)

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Pakistan: Bomb kills five near political office

April 25, 2013
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ABC News    

"A bomb exploded outside an election office of one of Pakistan's main political parties Thursday evening, killing five people in the latest attack ahead of the nation's May 11 elections. ... The bomb that exploded Thursday night had been planted outside an office used by the Muttahida Quami Movement, a liberal, secular party headquartered in Karachi, said senior police official Amir Farooqi. The officer said nine people also were wounded by the bomb, which was attached to a motorcycle." (04/25/13)

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Pakistan: Car bomb kills four

April 23, 2013
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Yahoo! News    

"A car bomb aimed at a Pakistani Shiite politician missed him but killed four other people Tuesday, hours after police defused an explosives-laden vehicle near the house where ex-leader Pervez Musharraf is being held, in the latest signs of simmering unrest in the country." (04/23/13)

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Pakistan: Bomb kills four soldiers

April 21, 2013
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ABC News    

"Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb attack on an army convoy in North Waziristan tribal region has killed four soldiers and wounded four others. Two intelligence officials said the bomb planted in Haider Khel area alongside the main Bannu-Miran Shah Road exploded Sunday when a military convoy was passing, while a civilian curfew was in force." (04/21/13)

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Pakistan: Five killed in US drone strike

April 17, 2013
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"A US drone fired two missiles into a[n alleged] Taliban training camp on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five [alleged] militants, local officials said. The attack took place in the Baber Ghar area of South Waziristan tribal district on the Afghan border, a supposed stronghold of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud." (04/18/13)

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Pakistan: 17 killed, 60 wounded in Peshawar ANP rally blast

April 16, 2013
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"At least 17 people including policemen and minors were killed and near 60 more wounded in a suicide bomb blast that tore through an Awami National Party (ANP) corner meeting here on Tuesday evening, Geo News reported. Reportedly, the moderate intensity blast struck when at least 200-300 ANP workers as well as leaders were attending a public meeting in Yakatoot area of Peshawar. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for what was the fourth deadly attack on politicians or political parties in three days as the country prepares to hold historic polls on May 11." (04/16/13)

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Pakistan: Bomb kills seven soldiers

April 16, 2013
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Express Tribune [Pakistan]    

"A bomb attack killed seven Pakistani soldiers and wounded 12 others on Tuesday in near Miranshah on the Afghan border, local officials said. The bomb struck on a road under construction, five kilometres north of Miranshah, the main town of the district of North Waziristan, known as a strong bastion of Taliban and al Qaeda linked militants." (04/16/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill two poll campaigners

April 15, 2013
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Arab Times [Kuwait]    

"Gunmen killed two election campaigners in Pakistan’s lawless northwestern tribal region on Monday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks ahead of historic polls next month. The attackers ambushed a car carrying workers of independent candidate Abdul Rahim Burki in Dera Ismail Khan district, close to the lawless tribal area, police chief Khalid Sohail said. Taleban militants have vowed to target secular parties running in the May 11 general elections and attacks in the northwest over the weekend left one person dead and four wounded." (04/15/13)

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Pakistan: Suspected US drone strike kills five

April 14, 2013
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MSNBC    

"A suspected U.S. drone missile strike killed five people in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border Sunday evening, according to Pakistani security officials. Officials and local villagers said the suspected drone fired two missiles and struck a suspected militants’ hideout in the Datta Khel town of the North Waziristan tribal region after a double-cabin pickup truck entered the premises." (04/14/13)

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Pakistan: Roadside bomb kills politician

April 14, 2013
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News.com.au [Australia]    

"A roadside bomb in restive northwest Pakistan has killed a political party official as he travelled to a campaign meeting, a month before the country votes in a historic general election. The blast on Sunday in the Swat valley, which was ruled by the Pakistani Taliban during a 2007-2009 insurgency, comes a day after militants blew up the office of an independent candidate in North Waziristan tribal district." (04/14/13)

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Pakistan: 16 killed in Tirah Valley fight

April 11, 2013
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Reuters    

"Fifteen militants and one soldier were killed on Thursday when the Pakistani military mounted another operation in a week of fighting designed to seize control of a remote but strategic valley in the northwest, the army said. The military has faced fierce resistance from the Taliban and its allies in the Tirah Valley in the Khyber region since troops set out to dislodge insurgents from strategically important heights above the valley six days ago." (04/11/13)

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Obama regime lied about drone targets

April 10, 2013
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Salon    

"Investigative reports and on-the-ground testimonies have made it public knowledge that far more people than al-Qaida leaders are killed by drone strikes. The U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) estimates that in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia over 1,000 civilians may have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Obama administration has long maintained, however, that strikes are only ever authorized to target 'specific senior operational leaders of al-Qaida and associated forces.' Documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers suggest that these claims are false." (04/10/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill policeman during polio drive

April 10, 2013
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ABC News    

"Gunmen shot to death a policeman protecting a team of female polio workers in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks on people working on the U.N.-backed vaccination campaign, police said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks but suspicion has fallen on Islamic militants." (04/10/13)

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Pakistan: Four killed in Karachi; Rangers conduct operations

April 9, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least four people were killed in different incidents of violence in the city, whereas 33 people were detained in a targeted operation led by Rangers and police personnel in Sherpao Colony, Patel Para and Jehangir Road Baloch Para, DawnNews reported on Tuesday." (04/09/13)

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Pakistan: 23 troops killed in “decisive” operation

April 7, 2013
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A decisive operation has been launched against militants in the Tirah valley of Bara by Special Services Groups (SSG) forces along with regular troops, during which at least 23 troops have been killed along with local lashkar men. Scores of militants have also been killed in the offensive during the last three days. Official sources confirmed to Dawn.com that several soldiers, including SSG commandos, have been killed in the battle for Tirah valley on Saturday, around 30 militants have also been confirmed dead along with scores of others injured."

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Pakistan: Three killed in Karachi attack

April 3, 2013
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Zee News [India]    

"Three security personnel were killed and eight persons injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a security forces vehicle in this southern Pakistani port city on Wednesday. The explosion occurred near an office of the Pakistan Rangers at Korangi area of Karachi at about 7.30 pm. Three Pakistan Rangers personnel died in the attack, security officials told the media." (04/13/13)

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Pakistan: Seven killed in attack on power station

April 2, 2013
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RTT News    

"At least seven people were killed and four others abducted by militants who attacked an electricity plant in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the early hours of Tuesday. The heavily armed militants fled with hostages from the southern Badh Bher suburb of the city after killing two people, reports quoting police said. The police, hunting the assailants, found five bodies in the nearby fields, while the whereabouts of the others are unknown." (04/02/13)

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Pakistan: Two killed, six injured in blast

March 31, 2013
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The Hindu [India]    

"Two persons were killed and six others, including a former provincial legislator, injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s restive northwest on Sunday, police said. The blast targeted the motorcade of Awami National Party leader Adnan Wazir, a former member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, in Wali Noor area of Bannu district. Mr. Wazir, a candidate for the May 11 polls, was on his way to an election rally at the time of the attack." (03/31/13)

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Pakistan: Girls’ school teacher murdered

March 26, 2013
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Frontier Post [Pakistan]    

"A Pakistani girls’ school teacher was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday in the country’s volatile tribal belt on the Afghan border, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but militants are particularly opposed to girls’ education in the northwest, where they have bombed hundreds of schools in recent years." (03/26/13)

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Pakistan: Bomb kills 17 soldiers

March 24, 2013
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The Himalayan [Nepal]    

"A suicide bomber rammed a water tanker into a Pakistani check post late Saturday, killing 17 soldiers in the notorious tribal district of North Waziristan, the military said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. North Waziristan is perhaps the most notorious of Pakistan’s tribal districts on the Afghan border, a known stronghold of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked operatives." (03/24/13)

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