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30 militants, nine soldiers killed in Pakistan


May 10th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Thirty militants and nine security personnel were killed Monday in fighting in northwest Pakistan, officials said. Fighting started when militants attacked a security check post at Mashti Meela ... Read more...

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Pakistan to increase defence budget to Rs.443 bn


May 10th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to increase its defence budget for fiscal 2010-11 by Rs.100 billion ($1.2 billion) to Rs.443 billion due to the additional expenditure caused by the ... Read more...

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Taliban down, but far from out in Swat: BBC report


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May.2 (ANI): Saturday's suicide blast in a market place in Mingora, in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured, and the recent target killings in the region ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army claims victory over Taliban in Swat, Waziristan


February 23rd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Pakistan military Tuesday formally announced its victory against the Taliban in Swat and Waziristan in the country's restive northwest and stressed on the need for the ... Read more...

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Major successes against militants in 2009: Pakistan Army


December 31st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Army said Thursday it had achieved major successes in the war against terrorism in 2009 by killing more than 2,600 terrorists including foreigners. Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Pakistan supports China’s stance on Xinjiang : Zardari


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.22 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has supported China's policies in its insurgency hit Xinjiang region.Zardari, who arrived here on Friday on a four day visit, said Islamabad endorses China's ... Read more...

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60 militants surrender in Swat


August 21st, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 60 militants, including two cousins of Taliban commander Fazlullah, have surrendered before Pakistani security forces at Saidu Sharif airport in Swat, Online news agency reported ... Read more...

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‘Taliban consolidating in Malakand again’


August 16th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.16 (ANI): Even as thousands of refugees have started returning to their home in the Swat and Malakand divisions after the Pakistan Army declared the region free from Taliban control, ... Read more...

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Holbrooke postpones trip to Swat Valley


August 16th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.16 (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke began an official visit to Pakistan on Sunday but heavy rain forced him to postpone a trip ... Read more...

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Washington must not distance itself Pak: Holbrooke


August 16th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.16 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has said Washington's attempt to distance itself from former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would hamper US interests, as ... Read more...

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Holbrooke to visit Pakistan for three days from Aug.15


August 12th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.12 (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, will arrive here on 15th of this month on a three-day visit to discuss the anti-terrorism strategy ... Read more...

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Taliban has killed 400 Lashkar members in three months


August 10th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 10 (ANI): More than 400 Lashkar (tribal militia) members battling the Taliban in Swat, Dir and Buner regions have been killed during the past three months, it has emerged.According ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army captures 19 militants


August 3rd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (Xinhua) The Pakistani Army has captured 19 militants during search operations in northwestern part of the country, officials said Monday. In the past 24 hours to Monday evening, the security ... Read more...

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Educational institutes in Swat to reopen Saturday


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 31 (IANS) All educational institutions in the war-affected areas of Swat and two other districts in Pakistan's restive northwest will reopen Saturday, with teachers being directed to ensure their ... Read more...

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Over 600,000 displaced Pakistanis return to their homes: UN


July 30th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (Xinhua) More than 600,000 Pakistanis, who have been displaced in the conflict between the security forces and the Taliban, returned to their homes in the country's North West ... Read more...

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14 militants killed in Pakistan


July 25th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (DPA) The Pakistan Army said Saturday that 14 Taliban fighters were killed in clashes with security forces in the country's northwestern Swat valley and its adjoining district of ... Read more...

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India can’t be ignored in US’ Af-Pak strategy: Holbrooke


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Two days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she considered India a global power, a top American diplomat echoed the thought here Wednesday, saying New ... Read more...

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US may ask Pak to initiate an all out offensive in South Waziristan


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 22 (ANI): The United States may ask Pakistan to initiate a full-fledged military operation in South Waziristan targeting the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Baitullah Mehsud during the US Special Envoy ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. allowing refugees to return to Taliban-infested Buner


July 21st, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Buner (Pakistan), July 21 (ANI): Despite the continuing Taliban presence in Pakistan's Buner district, Pakistani military is allowing many displaced residents of the area to return to their homes."More than ... Read more...

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Fazlullah injured, top Taliban commanders killed in Swat: Malik


July 14th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 14 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that several top commanders of the Taliban have been killed and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Fazlullah was among those injured ... Read more...

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Two high value al Qaeda terrorists arrested in Islamabad


July 14th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 14 (ANI): Pakistani Police has arrested two high valued terrorists and foiled their attempts to carry out violent activities in Islamabad.On the basis of an intelligence report, Islamabad ... Read more...

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Swat IDPs to return home from Monday onwards


July 12th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 11 (ANI): The North Western Frontier Government has charted out a three-phased rehabilitation plan for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Swat Valley.Under the first phase beginning Monday, the ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban chief Fazlullah seriously injured: Pak Army


July 9th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has claimed that Mullah Fazlullah, the chief of the Taliban's Swat chapter, has been grievously wounded in an attack by security forces.Addressing a joint ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Taliban chief Fazlullah may be dead, says news portal


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Pakistan's Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah may have been killed during an operation in the restive Swat Valley, a media report said Thursday. The security forces had traced a ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent Pakistanis see Taliban a threat : Poll (Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Most Pakistanis believe that the Taliban fighters are a "critical threat" to their country and support the ongoing offensive in the Swat valley, according to a survey. ... Read more...

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80 percent Pakistanis say Taliban threat to nation: Survey


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) About 80 percent of Pakistanis feel that Taliban is posing a "serious threat to the stability of Pakistan", a survey revealed. The survey carried out by World Public ... Read more...

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Militants slaughtered 18 of their own wounded men: Pakistani army


July 1st, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Militants killed 18 of their own wounded men whom they could not take along while retreating from an area in the restive Swat valley, the Pakistani army ... Read more...

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Swat refugees selling Pak Government rations to survive


June 29th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June 29 (ANI): Pakistani people diaplaced due to ongoing offensive of the Army against the Taliban in the Swat Valley are selling relief goods to pay for their routine expenses.Each ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban deputy commander’s death ‘unconfirmed’: NWFP minister


June 26th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June26 (ANI): The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has said that reports about the death of Taliban Swat chapter deputy leader, Shah Durran, had not been ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to hunt down Taliban chief


June 26th, 2009 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud will be killed whenever the security forces find him. Mehsud was involved in the murder of several ... Read more...

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World T20 triumph revived spirit of nationhood: Pakistani PM


June 25th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan's historic victory in the World Twenty20 tournament had revived the spirit of nationhood in a country that had been suffering from "depression" for the "last few ... Read more...

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Top militant opposing Pakistani Taliban chief killed (Lead)


June 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) A top militant who had openly accused Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud of pursuing a "foreign agenda" was shot dead Tuesday, police and eyewitnesses said. Qari Zainuddin was ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills six in South Waziristan


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 23 (IANS) Six people were killed and several others injured in a US drone attack Tuesday in the South Waziristan agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban chief Fazlullah may be injured: Minister


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah may have been injured in the Pakistani military's offensive against the militants in the country's restive northwest, Interior Minister Rehman Malik was ... Read more...

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Swat operations in final phase: Pakistani military


June 22nd, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani security forces are in the "final phase" of their anti-Taliban operations in northwestern Swat and the focus is now shifting to the return of the millions ... Read more...

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