Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

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)

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/47204/  

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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)

http://dawn.com/news/1048755/explosion-in-lahore-kills-one-injures-12  

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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)

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2336439&language=en  

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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)

http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2331452&language=en  

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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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