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Pakistan: Nine killed in attacks in volatile northwest

April 23, 2014
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Reuters    

"Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took power last year promising to end years of fighting with Taliban insurgents through peace negotiations. Talks began in February but have achieved little. On Tuesday, three people were killed and 33 others, including 12 policemen, were wounded in a bombing in the Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province during the morning rush hour." (04/22/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill five policemen in Peshawar

April 22, 2014
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Business Recorder [Pakistan]    

"Unidentified gunmen killed five police officers on patrol in Peshawar late Monday, police said. A civilian driving a passing car was also killed, with two policemen and another civilian left wounded in the attack in the town of Badaber." (04/22/14)

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Pakistan: Rebels refuse to extend ceasefire

April 17, 2014
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The Peninsula Online [Qatar]    

"The Pakistani Taliban yesterday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been 'complete silence' from the government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks." (04/17/14)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill NATO truck drivers

April 15, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two drivers in a convoy of Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers in Pakistan’s restive north-west were shot dead on Monday, an official said. The attack occurred days after a ceasefire declared by the Taliban insurgents expired last week. Gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and bullets at oil tankers in the Jamrud area near Peshawar city on the main highway leading into Afghanistan, administration official Amjad Khan said." (04/14/14)

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Pakistan: At least 15 killed in court attack, Waziristan fighting

April 11, 2014
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The Hindu [India]    

"At least two people were killed and several injured on Friday after armed attackers opened an indiscriminate fire at a local district court in Rawalpindi. According to police personnel, a prisoner and a civilian were killed during the firing .... In other two bomb blasts 13 people were killed and two injured in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. ... a roadside blast hit a vehicle in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, killing three people and injuring two others .... In the other incident, some unidentified people fired a rocket at a vehicle in the Shawal area that killed six people on spot and left four injured." (04/11/14)

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Pakistan: At least 19 killed in market bombing

April 9, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said. ... At least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured when a high-intensity explosion ripped through Islamabad's crowded fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday morning, police said." (04/09/14)

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Pakistan: Bomb in toy kills boy, injures four children

April 4, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"A 10-year-old boy was killed and four others were wounded when an explosive apparently hidden inside a toy they were playing with detonated in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, police said. The incident took place in Khaki, a suburb of Nowshera town in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district, where many Afghan refugees are settled." (04/04/14)

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Pakistan: Musharraf charged with high treason

March 31, 2014
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"A Pakistani court has charged former President Pervez Musharraf with treason for implementing emergency rule and suspending the constitution in 2007. Musharraf has already been found guilty of the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. If convicted of the charges he could face the death penalty. Musharraf has pleaded not guilty and claims the charges are politically-motivated." (03/31/14)

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Pakistan: One killed when gunmen open fire on polio team

March 28, 2014
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CNN    

"Two gunmen opened fire Thursday on a team carrying out polio vaccinations in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing the police officer guarding them. 'The assailants sped away on their motorcycle after the attack,' Shah Muhammad, a police official, told CNN." (03/27/13)

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Pakistan: Polio vaccinator kidnapped, killed

March 25, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A female polio vaccinator kidnapped from her house in Gulozai village in the suburbs of Peshawar on Sunday night had been killed. Her bullet-riddled and severely tortured body was found in a field on Monday morning. Salma Farooqui, 30, played an active role in the 'Sehat Ka Insaf' anti-polio campaign recently launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government despite having been threatened by some callers for doing so." (03/25/14)

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Pakistan: Militant kills self, family in North Waziristan bomb accident

March 19, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A militant commander and five family members including a child were killed when a bomb he was tinkering with exploded at his home in northwest Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, officials said on Wednesday. Aalim Deen Mehsud, a local commander of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the North Waziristan, was trying to remove explosive material from a mortar shell, triggering the blast, a security official said." (03/19/14)

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Pakistan: One year without any civilian casualty by a drone

March 14, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"The American CIA chief John Owen Brennan has completed his first year in office, with not even a single civilian casualty from a drone strike in Pakistan since the launching of the deadly campaign in 2004. ... In fact, the CIA-controlled drones have not carried out even a single attack in any part of Pakistan during the last 77 days. Brennan has stopped the drone strikes in Pakistan despite the fact that he had led the transformation of the US approach to counter terrorism from that of a ground war in Afghanistan to targeted strikes against the most wanted al-Qaeda terrorists, often involving the use of drones, especially in Pakistan." (03/14/14)

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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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