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16 killed, dozens injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and dozens of others, including children, injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency Saturday after a bomb ripped through a market area, ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan blast


June 16th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and dozens of others, including children, injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency after a blast occurred in a market Saturday, Geo ... Read more...

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Military operation in Pakistan may displace 600,000 people


June 8th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Military operation against the militants in a Pakistani tribal region will displace nearly 600, 000 people, an international aid agency has said.According to Save the ... Read more...

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Pakistan civil militias quit fight against Taliban


May 24th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Civilian resistance groups in northwest Pakistan have quit fighting against the Taliban due to lack of government support, a media report said Thursday.These groups were ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan roadside bombing


February 29th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) At least three people, including two women, were killed Wednesday in a roadside bomb blast in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, media reports said.Five other people were ... Read more...

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One dead in Pakistan blast


February 15th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) At least one person was killed Wednesday when a bomb fixed to a parked motorcycle exploded in Pakistan's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan.Seven others were injured ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Pakistan bombing


January 11th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday condemned the bombing in northwest Pakistan that left nearly 30 people dead.Ban reiterated UN's solidarity with Pakistan in its ... Read more...

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29 killed in Pakistan market blast (Second Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and 40 injured in a bomb blast at a taxi stand of a market in a town in northwest ... Read more...

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Police, militants clash in Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Clashes erupted Tuesday between police and at least 50 armed militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal region after the outlaws ambushed a police convoy, a media report ... Read more...

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Militants ambush Pakistani troops, killing 9 soldiers


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- At least nine Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday when heavily-armed gunmen ambushed troops in the country's Khyber Agency, according to media reports on Tuesday.The attack occurred during ... Read more...

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9 securitymen, 15 militants killed in Pakistan clash


October 17th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least nine Pakistani security personnel and 15 militants were killed Monday during an armed clash triggered by an attack on a security check post ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribal areas face 23-hour power cuts


October 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan's restive tribal areas are facing up to 23 hours of power cuts, leading to an acute shortage of water as the pumps remain idle for ... Read more...

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NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan


August 20th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge blast took place late Friday night at a NATO oil tanker terminal in northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, while at least four oil tankers were ... Read more...

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Will split in Taliban ranks bring peace, asks Pakistani daily


June 29th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Though the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has split with one of its commanders forming a splinter group, it remains to be seen whether this will bring ... Read more...

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Eight NATO tankers destroyed in Pakistan blast


June 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least eight tankers, supplying oil to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, were destroyed in an explosion in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, Geo News reported ... Read more...

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Fourteen troops killed in Pakistan


March 29th, 2011 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces suffered heavy casualities Monday night when at least 14 of their soldiers were killed in a militants' ambush, a media report said.The incident ... Read more...

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Two govt schools blown up in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province


March 26th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 26(ANI): Two government schools have been blown up in northwest Pakistan's Sherkera and Matni areas.Unknown assailants used explosives to destroy the two schools located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the ... Read more...

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Unidentified terrorists destroy govt. primary girls school in Pak’s Landikotal town


March 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Terrorists reportedly blew up a government primary school for girls in Landikotal town of Pakistan on Thursday.The Daily Times quoted local sources as saying that the unidentified terrorists ... Read more...

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Two govt-run schools blown up in northwest Pakistan


March 5th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bara, Mar 5(ANI): Two government-run boys' schools were blown up in Pakistan's Kohat and Khyber Agency tribal region bordering Afghanistan in the wee hours of Saturday.According to sources, the Shalobar Government High ... Read more...

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Pak Govt ‘routinely violates basic rights, persecutes minorities under cover of law’:HRW


January 25th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government's response to terrorist attacks in the country has 'routinely violated basic rights', Human Rights Watch has said .Thousands of Taliban suspects have been held ... Read more...

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NATO tanker destroyed in bomb explosion in Khyber, supply suspended


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 3(ANI): A NATO oil tanker was destroyed completely in a bomb explosion in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, however, no casualties have been reported.According to security authorities, the oil tanker was heading ... Read more...

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Pak National Assembly wants APC on ’sovereignty infringing’ drone attacks in country


December 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly members have demanded an all-parties conference (APC) to discuss the increasing number of drone attacks in the Tribal Areas by US forces, terming them an ... Read more...

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51 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan


December 18th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 51 suspected militants were killed in three US drone strikes within 24 hours in Khyber agency, Pakistan's northwestern tribal area."All three attacks targeted ... Read more...

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Blast kills two in Pakistan


October 27th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) At least two people were killed and three injured in a powerful explosion at a peace committee meeting in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber agency Wednesday, a media ... Read more...

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Looted goods from NATO trucks openly being sold in Pak markets


October 11th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): Looted goods from NATO supply convoys en route to military bases in Afghanistan, can be brought at cheap prices from a black market in Peshawar.The merchandise can be brought ... Read more...

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Bomb blast kills two soldiers in Pakistan


August 30th, 2010 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least two security personnel were killed and several others injured Sunday morning in a bomb blast in northwest Pakistan. One vehicle was also destroyed in the remote-controlled blast ... Read more...

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1,500 killed in Pakistan floods


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) At least 1,500 people have been killed and infrastructure has been wiped out in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province that has been hit by floods and rainstorms, triggering ... Read more...

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Blast damages 100-year-old Pakistani mosque


July 15th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 15 (IANS) A powerful blast damaged a 100-year-old mosque in Pakistan's Khyber Agency. There were no casualties, a media report said Thursday. The explosion took place late Wednesday night in tehsil ... Read more...

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Five security personnel die in Taliban raid in Pakistan


March 17th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (DPA) Three paramilitary soldiers and two policemen were killed Wednesday when Islamist insurgents raided a security post in north-western Pakistan, police said. One more policeman was wounded in the ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills four in NWFP


March 12th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar.12 (ANI): Extremists struck again in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) killing four persons and injuring over 20 others in the Khyber Agency.According to police officials, a suicide bomber, ... Read more...

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‘Rescued’ Sikh youth recall ordeal during Taliban’s captivity


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar.3 (ANI): The two abducted Sikhs, who were reportedly rescued by Pakistani security forces on Monday, appeared before the media to recall their horrific tale.During an interaction with media persons ... Read more...

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Taliban stronghold in Bajaur falls, Pak forces plan Khyber offensive


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have claimed the Taliban's nerve centre in the Bajaur Agency's Damadola region and are now planning a fresh offensive against the extremists in the restive ... Read more...

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Did abducted Sikh youths ‘escape’ Taliban’s captivity or ‘rescued’ by Pak military?


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.2 (ANI): Days after the Taliban beheaded two Sikh youths, the other two Sikh men held captive by the banned extremist outfit have escaped from the captivity in Pakistan's Khyber ... Read more...

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Two Sikhs kidnapped in Pakistan rescued


March 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistani security forces Monday rescued two Sikhs kidnapped by the Taliban in the country's restive northwest. A third kidnapped Sikh was beheaded by his captors after their ... Read more...

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