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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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Pakistan: Two killed in NATO convoy attack

March 4, 2014
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Al-Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Two people were killed in northwest Pakistan after gunmen attacked four vehicles carrying NATO supplies for Afghanistan, according to officials. The vehicles came under fire in the Jamrud area of Khyber Agency, one of seven districts that make up Pakistan's semi- autonomous tribal belt. ... No group has yet admitted responsibility, but the Taliban have in the past claimed such attacks to disrupt supplies for US-led international troops fighting in Afghanistan." (03/04/14)

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Pakistan: Suicide bombers kill 11 in capital

March 3, 2014
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Jakarta Post [Indonesia]    

"A group of armed men, including two suicide attackers, stormed a court complex in the Pakistani capital on Monday in a rare terror attack in the heart of Islamabad that killed 11 people and wounded dozens. There were conflicting reports on how many attackers were involved in the incident. Initial reports suggested two men wearing explosive vests rushed into the court complex, threw hand grenades and started shooting, then blew themselves up, said Islamabad Police Chief Sikander Hayat." (03/03/14)

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Pakistan: Tehreek-e-Insaf ends blockade of Afghanistan occupation supply route

February 28, 2014
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Pak Tribune [Pakistan]    

"The provincial government in Pakistan's northwest state of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has said it has ended a more than three-month blockade of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan over contentious US drone strikes in the country, citing change in policy, Aljazeera reported. Until Thursday, the Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, had been blocking the route to pressure Washington to end drone attacks targeting armed groups in the region bordering Afghanistan. Khan himself has led these protests and has been a vocal critic of drone attacks in Pakistan. In a statement, Khan's party said it ended the protest after seeing a change in the US drone policy." (02/28/14)

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Pakistan: Regime continues Waziristan airstrikes

February 25, 2014
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CNN    

"Pakistan's army continued airstrikes Tuesday against alleged terrorist hideouts in the country's north, a week after the government announced peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban had broken down. In a prepared statement, the military said the strikes may have killed dozens. 'Reportedly 30 terrorists were killed in early morning air strikes on militants' hideouts ...' it read. The strikes were carried out in the Shawal Valley, which lies between North and South Waziristan, loosely governed tribal regions that border on Afghanistan." (02/25/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb blast leaves three regime troops dead

January 31, 2014
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PressTV [Iranian state media]    

"At least three paramilitary soldiers have been killed and four others injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan. According to officials, the deadly incident took place on Friday when the bomb hit a patrol vehicle in the Jahoo area of remote Awaran district." (01/31/14)

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Pakistan: Afghan religious leader shot dead

January 30, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"The president of the Ittehad Ulema Afghanistan, Maulana Sheikh Abdullah Zakiri, was gunned down [in Quetta] on Wednesday. According to sources, he was playing an important role for initiating negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government. Men on a motorcycle opened fire on his car on Sabzal Road, police said. 'Maulana Zakiri was hit by a bullet in his chest,' hospital sources said. He was around 84." (01/30/14)

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Pakistan: Three killed in Karachi attacks

January 29, 2014
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New Straits Times [Malaysia]    

"Police in Pakistan say three members of the country’s security forces have been killed in separate attacks in the southern city of Karachi. ... in the first attack Wednesday, assailants threw a grenade at a vehicle carrying paramilitary Rangers in the Nazimabad neighborhood of Karachi, killing one .... minutes later, a roadside bomb wounded three security personnel .... about an hour later, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the headquarters of the paramilitary Rangers, killing one Ranger and a private guard." (01/29/14)

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Pakistan: Two killed as copters pound NWA

January 28, 2014
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The Nation [Pakistan]    

"Shelling by Pakistan Army’s gunship helicopters in North Waziristan tribal region’s Mir Ali area killed at least two suspected militants on Monday, official security source said. Gunship helicopters targeted several suspected militant hideouts in different areas on Mir Ali tehsil. A suspected vehicle was also targeted in Monday morning ambush. Several suspected militants were also injured in attack, sources added." (01/28/14)

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Pakistan: Two volunteers killed in Khyber blast

January 15, 2014
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Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"Two volunteers of the Amn Committee on Wednesday were killed in a roadside remote-controlled bomb blast in Khyber, a private news channel reported. A remote-controlled bomb was installed at a roadside in Zakakhel area of Khyber close to a checkpost of Amn Committee." (01/15/14)

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Pakistan: Karachi police chief killed in bombing

January 10, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam, who led the operations against militants and extremists in Karachi for years, was killed on Thursday afternoon when a powerful IED blast destroyed his vehicle on the Lyari Expressway. His guard and driver were also killed in the attack, police said. ... The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand Agency claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Chaudhry Aslam was targeted for killing their several members including Arif alias Dr. Maqbool and Abdur Rehman in October 2013." (01/10/14)

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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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