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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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Lower Dir killings confirms presence of US troops in Pak


February 4th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.4 (ANI): Wednesday's devastating bomb blast in which three US soldiers along with nine others, including four girl students were killed in Lower Dir has confirmed the presence of US ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Swat valley Taliban chief escapes to Afghanistan: Report


November 17th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (DPA) The leader of the Taliban militants in Pakistan's northwestern Swat district, Maulana Fazlullah, said Tuesday that he had survived the military offensive and was now in Afghanistan. Fazlullah ... Read more...

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Maulana Fazlullah’s aide arrested in Pakistan


October 26th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) An aide of radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah has been arrested in the Swat region as the Pakistani Army continued with its offensive against the Taliban fighters. Ali Shah ... Read more...

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60 Taliban leaders have escaped to Middle East


October 19th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct.19 (ANI): Around 60 of the Taliban's second-cadre leaders - who fled Swat during the army's 'Operation Rah-e-Rast' - have used Karachi as a transit route to head out to ... Read more...

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Senior militant commander arrested in Pakistan


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) A senior commander of the banned militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been apprehended in northwest Pakistan's Swat region, media reports said Monday. According to sources, Nasim alias ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban commander dead


September 20th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab, who carried a Rs.10 million bounty and was arrested from the Swat Valley, has died, authorities said Sunday. Qasab was critically injured ... Read more...

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Militant leader arrested in Pakistan


September 16th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (DPA) Pakistani security forces Wednesday arrested a senior militant leader in the north-western Swat valley, where troops are hunting Taliban remnants. Sher Mohammad Qasab, Taliban commander in the region's ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill guard in failed attack on Pakistani oil depot


September 15th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Gunmen staged a failed attack on an oil storage facility in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, killing one of the security guards, the police said Tuesday. Three ... Read more...

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Maulana Fazlullah may be arrested soon: Report


September 13th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Pakistani forces are "closing the dragnet" around Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah and he could be arrested soon, a media report said Sunday. Sources told The News that the ... Read more...

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Fazlullah vows Taliban will ‘bounce back’ from current state of ‘illness’


September 12th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep.12 (ANI): Following the confirmation of the arrest of five of its important Shura members including the spokesperson Muslim Khan, Swat Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah has admitted that the Tehreek-e-Taliban ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army reviews anti-Taliban operations


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Sep 3 (IANS) The lessons learnt from the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest were reviewed by the Pakistani Army at the Corps Commanders conference that began here ... Read more...

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25,000 Kalashnikovs for police in Pakistan’s northwest


August 31st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Aug 31 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's restive northwest, where a major military offensive against the Taliban is winding down, have been provided with 25,000 Kalashnikovs and 14,000 bulletproof jackets to ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban planned to target PM, others: Intelligence report


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The banned Pakistani Taliban, against whom the security forces are engaged in a major offensive in the country's restive northwest, had planned to target Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban leader declared proclaimed offender


August 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (Xinhua) An anti-terrorism court Wednesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah a proclaimed offender, officials said. Maulana Fazalullah, chief of the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat valley, is wanted ... Read more...

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Taliban spokesman threatens Malakand Commissioner to stop operation


August 19th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pakistan), Aug.19 (ANI): After a brief lull, Taliban's Swat chapter spokesman Muslim Khan has threatened the Malakand Division Commissioner to stop the action against the extremists.According to sources, Khan called ... 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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Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad arrested in Pakistan (Lead)


July 26th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad, who brokered a peace deal between the militants and the provincial government about six months ago in Swat Valley, was arrested by Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan nuke facility bus bombed, six die (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, July 2 (IANS) Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up after ramming his motorcycle into a bus belonging to the A.Q. Khan nuclear research facility here ... Read more...

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6 dead, 25 injured in Pakistan suicide bomb attack (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, July 2 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up after ramming his motorcycle into a bus in this Pakistani city, killing at least six people and injuring 25. Six people were ... 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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Forces gain control of key mountain peak in Swat


June 21st, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have wrested control of a key mountain peak in the restive Swat valley following fierce fighting with militants, Geo TV reported Sunday. It was indispensable ... Read more...

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38 Taliban killed as Pakistani Army continues operations


June 20th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 38 Taliban - the bulk of them in the South Waziristan agency along the border with Afghanistan - the military said Saturday ... Read more...

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Want proof of Taliban casualties: Pakistani editorial


June 20th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Despite the Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operation in the country's restive northwest entering its 56th day and claims of over 1,400 militants being killed, there was no visual ... Read more...

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Pakistani security forces kill 27 Taliban


June 9th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 27 terrorists and captured 22, the military said Tuesday as its operations against the militants in the Malakand division of the country's ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s army, air force chiefs visit Swat (With image)


June 8th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Pakistan's army and air force chiefs Monday visited Mingora, the largest town in Swat in the restive northwest that has just been cleared of the Taliban, even ... Read more...

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Three towns in Pakistan’s northwest cleared of Taliban: Minister


June 5th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Three towns in Pakistan's restive northwest have been cleared of the Taliban, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Friday as the military operations against the militants entered their ... Read more...

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Normalcy returning to Mingora: Pakistani military


June 1st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Normalcy is fast returning to Mingora town in Pakistan's restive northwest with the security forces now turning their attention to recapturing Charbagh town, the military said Monday ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 25 Taliban, two commanders (Lead)


May 30th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 25 Taliban fighters including two commanders, the military said Saturday as its drive against the militants in the troubled northwest entered the ... Read more...

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Whopping bounty over top extremists points towards failure of Pak intelligence agencies


May 30th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 30 (ANI): The Pakistan government's announcement of hefty bounties on several top Taliban commanders proves that the country's intelligence agencies have failed completely to hunt down the extremists and ... Read more...

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Pakistan raises bounty on Fazlullah tenfold (Lead)


May 29th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Reinforcing the belief that Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah is still alive, the Pakistani government Friday raised the bounty on his head tenfold to a staggering Rs.50 ... Read more...

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Fazlullah is alive, says Pakistani military


May 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Pakistani military has denied reports that Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in operations in the troubled northwest. "High sources in the security forces have ... Read more...

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Pakistan to accede to pact against terror funding


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan will accede later this year to an international convention against terror funding, even as it draws up a multi-layered plan to eradicate the scourge, the country's ... Read more...

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No time frame for anti-Taliban operations: Pakistani defence minister


May 15th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) No time frame has been laid down for the military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest, the defence minister has said, while the junior interior ... Read more...

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1.3 million refugees flee northwestern Pakistan to escape fighting


May 12th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mardan, May 12 (ANI): The number of refugees fleeing from the Sawt Valley in northwestern Pakistan lifted to 1.3 million people after the Pakistani Army dropped commandos behind Taliban lines to ... Read more...

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