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Pakistan Army answerable to people: Kayani


July 7th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Army was answerable to the people and their representatives in the parliament, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said.Kayani said at a seminar ... Read more...

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Pak security forces kill seven militants in Swat


April 11th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have killed seven militants in the Matta area of Swat district.The Dawn quoted sources as saying the militants were trying to force their ... Read more...

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Pak woman publicly flogged by Taliban yet to get over her horror and humiliation


December 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 7 (ANI): Nearly two years after the Taliban left Pakistan's Swat district, life seems to have returned to normalcy, but a woman named Saira Bibi still seethes with pain ... Read more...

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Pak woman claims Taliban ‘publicly lashed’ her over adultery allegations


December 1st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora, Dec 1 (ANI): A 27-year-old Pakistani woman has claimed that Swat-based militants had publicly lashed her over allegations of adultery in 2008.Talking to reporters, Saira Bibi said that the ... Read more...

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A poster war against Taliban


November 9th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) A village in Pakistan's Swat district has decided to pay back the Taliban in the same coin - by pasting posters against the militants after they put ... Read more...

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Swat operation in charge claims ‘wiping out militants’ in district


October 10th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora, Oct 10 (ANI): Terrorists have been eliminated from Swat in Pakistan, Major General Ashfaq Nadeem, in charge of the operation, has stated.Inaugurating the newly built Shamozo Landaki Bridge for traffic, Ashfaq ... Read more...

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ISPR denies reports of airport in Swat being handed over to US troops


October 5th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora, Oct 5 (ANI): People of Swat district have expressed grave concern at unconfirmed reports that the United States and NATO intend to permanently stay in Swat, on the pretext of building ... Read more...

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Choppers grounded as Pakistani flood victims face food shortages


August 9th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) Efforts to airlift aid to flood victims in northwestern Pakistan had to be halted due to bad weather Monday as tens of thousands of refugees faced food ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 23 militants


July 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (DPA) Pakistani security forces Tuesday killed at least 23 militants in the troubled northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, security officials said. The violence occurred in the Maidan area of the ... Read more...

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Pak ATC summons Sufi Muhammad to appear in court on June 29


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Swat, June 22(ANI): Reopening the pending cases against detained Tanzim Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief, Maulana Sufi Muhammad, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's Swat District has summoned him along with his nine ... Read more...

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One soldier, 19 militants killed in Pakistan (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (DPA) At least one soldier and 19 militants were killed Thursday in two separate clashes in the country's restive north western region, security officials said. Fifteen militants were killed ... Read more...

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16 Taliban militants killed in Pakistani airstrikes


March 15th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (DPA) Pakistani fighter jets pounded several Taliban hideouts Sunday, killing 16 militants and injuring several more in north-western tribal region near Afghan border, security officials said. An intelligence official ... Read more...

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Unmitigated bloodshed sees six killed, 12 injured in suicide attack in Swat


March 13th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.13 (ANI): Following a series of bomb blasts in Lahore, in which at least 42 people were killed and over 100 injured, extremists struck again on Saturday killing six person and ... Read more...

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Following anti-Taliban offensive, NWFP Govt uninterested in implementing shariah


March 8th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar. 8 (ANI): Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) appears to be "less interested" in implementing Sharia following a military operation in Malakand Division.In 2009, on the local population's demand, ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan suicide bomb blast (Third Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Ten people, including four security officials, were killed and 15 wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack on a security convoy in northwest Pakistan, media reports said. ... Read more...

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Six killed in Pakistan suicide bomb attack (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Six people, including two security officials, were killed and 15 wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's northwestern Mingora city, media reports said. Police said a ... Read more...

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Six killed in Pakistan bomb blast (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Six people were killed and 12 wounded Monday in a car bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Mingora city, a media report said. The blast took place at the Saidu ... Read more...

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Blast rocks Pakistani city


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Several vehicles and shops were destroyed in a blast in Pakistan's northwestern Mingora city Monday, a media report said. The blast took place at a bus station in Nishat ... Read more...

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Taliban spokesperson Muslim Khan declared ‘proclaimed offender’ by NWFP ATC


January 31st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): A Malakand Division Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has declared Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan a proclaimed offender and has issued his arrest warrant.The court has directed Khan to appear ... Read more...

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10 militants killed in Pakistan


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed 10 Islamic militants in an overnight raid on a rebel redoubt in north-western Swat district, the military said Thursday. The picturesque valley, once a ... 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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Pakistan sets up special wing to protect schools from Islamists


November 16th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A special school security wing (SSSW) of the police has been set up in Pakistan's Malakand division, which has faced the ire of militants who have destroyed ... Read more...

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Damage assessment begins in Pakistan’s terror-hit Swat


November 6th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) A survey has started to assess the damage to houses during the war on terror in Pakistan's Swat district, but the militancy-hit residents aren't too sure about ... Read more...

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Injured Pakistani Taliban leader surrounded: Minister


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) Taliban leader and radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah has been wounded and has been surrounded by security forces, a minister has said. North West Frontier Province Minister Bashir Ahmed ... Read more...

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30 militants killed in Pakistan (Lead)


September 13th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (DPA) At least 30 militants and a soldier were killed in clashes in Pakistan's northwestern region, security officials said Saturday. The paramilitary Frontier Corps said in a statement that ... Read more...

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One soldier, eight militants killed in Pakistan


September 12th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (DPA) At least one soldier and eight militants were killed in clashes in Pakistan's northwestern region, the army said Saturday. Troops engaged the rebels near Banjot in the Swat ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests Taliban spokesman in Swat (Lead)


September 11th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (DPA) A Taliban spokesman was arrested in the Swat Valley, where troops have spent five months fighting Islamist insurgents, Pakistan's military said Friday. Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas ... Read more...

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One soldier, seven Taliban killed in Pakistan clashes


September 9th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (DPA) One soldier and seven Islamist insurgents were killed in clashes in Pakistan's north-western Swat Valley during a major offensive to expel Taliban from the area, the army ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 36 militants in northwest


September 7th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed 36 militants in the northwestern region near the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. Troops aided by gunship helicopters and artillery fire targeted two militant ... Read more...

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Sufi Mohammad’s sons arrested again


August 28th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.28 (ANI): Hours after they were released from jail following the Peshawar High Court's orders, all three sons of Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad were once again arrested late on Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani court frees pro-Taliban cleric’s sons


August 26th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) A Pakistani court granted bail Wednesday to the sons of a radical cleric who mediated a failed peace pact to end a Taliban insurgency in the troubled ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Pakistan fighting


August 6th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (Xinhua) Security forces have killed seven militants and arrested 17 in operations in northwest Pakistan, the army said Thursday. Security forces continued search and clearance operations in Swat ... Read more...

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Earthquake strikes northern Pakistan


July 27th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 27 (ANI): Parts of Northern Pakistan were struck by an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale on Monday afternoon.The Dawn quoted the U.S. Geological Survey as saying that the ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan explosion


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (Xinhua) An explosion took place in northwest Pakistan's restive Swat district Monday, killing one policeman, a media report said. It was a suicide attack targeting a checkpost in Batgram area ... 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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