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Five policemen killed in Afghan blast


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) Five policemen with the Afghan Border Police were killed and six others injured in a blast in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.The policemen were on regular ... Read more...

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No joint anti-terror operation with US: Pakistan


August 18th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan has no plans to conduct a joint military operation with the US against the Taliban in the country, the army announced Friday.Army chief Gen ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border attack


August 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers were killed Thursday when millitants across the Afghan border attacked a check post with automatic weapons.The incident took place in Upper Dir ... Read more...

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ISAF commander meets Pakistan army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen Thursday called on Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss issues related ... Read more...

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40 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) At least 40 Taliban were killed and 14 injured in a cross-border attack the militants launched against police checkposts in Afghanistan's Paktika province Saturday, a ... Read more...

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21 killed in Pakistan drone strikes (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) At least 21 suspected militants were killed Friday night in two drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.The first drone fired two missiles ... Read more...

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First NATO container crosses Pakistan-Afghan border


July 6th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The first container carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan Thursday crossed the Pakistan-Afghan border after Islamabad reopened the supply route, officials said.The container entered Afghanistan ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan drone strike (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 10 suspected militants, including two key commanders, were killed Sunday when a US drone fired missiles at a hideout in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Pakistan, ISAF discuss border coordination


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and ISAF commanders met in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday and discussed "operations in border areas and coordination mechanisms to avoid untoward incidents", ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISAF to hold trilateral meet


May 10th, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A trilateral meeting of the military authorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will take place in Rawalpindi later this week, Pakistani ... Read more...

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NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.Federal Minister for Communications Arbab ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

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‘Stable Pakistan can re-set ties with US’


March 18th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) A top US military commander has voiced confidence that America and Pakistan can re-set their bilateral ties in a mutually beneficial way, saying Pakistan was now ... Read more...

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Stolen NATO army kits on sale in Pakistan!


March 18th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Stockpiles of NATO military equipment meant for use against the Taliban are being sold in Pakistan's black market, a British media report said.Stolen military-issue knives, ... Read more...

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Sit-in against Pakistan drone strikes


February 26th, 2012 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Pakistanis who live near the Afghan border have launched a two-day sit-in here against US drone strikes in the country's tribal areas.The protesters ... Read more...

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15 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing


February 17th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 10 injured Friday in a suicide blast that tore through a market in Pakistan's northwest tribal area, a media ... Read more...

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10 soldiers, 40 militants killed in Pakistan clash


January 31st, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 40 militants and 10 soldiers were killed in a clash Tuesday in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.As many as 32 other ... Read more...

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12 militants killed in Pakistan


January 28th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan Army troopers Saturday killed 12 militants and took control of a highly volatile area in the country's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Troops ... Read more...

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Militants blow up school in Pakistan


January 21st, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Militants blew up a boys' school in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border.Three rooms and a veranda of the school in Bacha Mina area of Khyber ... Read more...

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US will wait for Pakistan to reassess ties: AfPak envoy


January 20th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Seeking to downplay Pakistan's refusal to allow him to visit the country, US Special Representative for the Afghanistan-Pakistan region Marc Grossman Friday said he will ... Read more...

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Two kids killed in Pakistan blast


December 31st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) At least two children were killed and 13 other people injured Saturday in a remote-controlled bombing in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.The bombing ... Read more...

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US unveils new helicopter surveillance drone


December 30th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has unveiled a new helicopter-like surveillance drone, the Boeing A160T Hummingbird, the BBC reported Friday.The drones are capable of "beaming back information ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s parliamentary body to decide on NATO supplies


December 30th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The government would take a decision regarding NATO supplies passing through the country on the basis of recommendations of the parliamentary committee on national security, said ... Read more...

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US military calls for more trust with Pakistan


December 27th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The US Central Command Monday called for enhanced trust-building measures, including full disclosure of all facilities and installations near the Afghan border, to avoid a repetition ... Read more...

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No free lunch: Pakistani daily on $5.5 bn aid


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) There is no such thing as a free lunch, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday on the $5.5 billion development aid granted by the World Bank.The ... Read more...

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Probe finds NATO strike in Pakistan unintentional


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A probe by the Pentagon has concluded that the NATO bombing on two Pakistani border posts last month was unintentional and stressed that "inadequate coordination" between ... Read more...

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NATO attack inquiry to end early: US tells Pakistan


December 10th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The US has reassured Pakistan of an "early conclusion" of the investigation into the NATO air strike on two Pakistan Army border posts which killed 24 ... Read more...

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US gave wrong coordinates to get permission for air strike


December 4th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) US officials gave the wrong coordinates -- saying they were of a Taliban hideout -- to their Pakistani counterparts to seek clearance for the air ... Read more...

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Pakistan rethinks Afghan border security strategy


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan is rethinking its strategy on the Afghan border, with the focus shifting from battling militants to ensuring security following the Nov 26 NATO attack that ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to join Bonn talks


November 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The United States has joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting the international conference on Afghanistan's future in Bonn ... Read more...

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Karzai phones Gilani to condole death of soldiers


November 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and condoled the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO air attack.NATO ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to attend Bonn meet on Afghanistan (Lead)


November 29th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan will not attend a global conference on Afghanistan in Bonn Dec 5 in protest against the NATO air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to attend Bonn conference


November 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided not to attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan scheduled in December following a top-level meeting held Tuesday, a media report said.The decision was ... Read more...

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It can’t be business as usual with US: Gilani


November 29th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said there could not be "business as usual" with the US after the NATO airstrike that left two dozen Pakistani ... Read more...

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