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PESHAWAR – The Peshawar Bomb Disposal Squad October 23 defused an improvised explosive device planted along the road in the Bara Sheikhan area near Peshawar, media reported.
Earlier Wednesday, surgeons removed a bullet from Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against the group and promoting education for girls. The shooting has drawn condemnation from the United Nations, rights groups and world leaders, as well as many Pakistanis.
By VOA -- (September 16, 2012) Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a roadside bomb blast has hit a van, killing 14 people, including two children.
Militants have killed at least 20 in a bus attack in northwest Pakistan. Officials say the militants opened fire on the passengers after learning they were Shiite. Suspected militants forced passengers to step out of three buses and shot dead at least 20 of them in an attack on Thursday in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
Pakistani development experts and activists say the massacre of Shiite Muslims in Gilgit-Baltistan and other northern parts of Pakistan is linked to ongoing development programs in the area and regional politics. Last week, several gunmen, who were in the guise of Pakistani security officials, stopped a passenger bus travelling from Rawalpindi to the northwestern Gilgit region and dragged the travelers off the bus. The gunmen asked the passengers to show their identity cards, after which they brutally killed 22 of them at point blank range, making sure that they belonged to the minority Shiite community.
KARACHI – A Ghanaian doctor and his driver were injured July 17 when unknown attackers opened fire on a UN vehicle near Sohrab Goth in Karachi, media reported. The UN officer was targeted during a visit to an Afghan refugee camp for a polio immunisation campaign, Geo News reported. The doctor was in stable condition with a stomach wound at Patel Hospital, doctors said, according to media.
27 June, 2012 MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a terrorist compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal district killed at least five terrorists late on Tuesday, security officials said. The unmanned aircraft fired two missiles on the compound in the Shawal area, some 50 kilometres southwest of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district, near the Afghan border.
UPPER DIR – Seven Pakistani Army troops reportedly have been beheaded by militants, media reported June 25.
ISLAMABAD – Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf June 25 inducted 15 members of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s main ally, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), into his cabinet and made PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi his deputy. President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath of office to 15 ministers while the Cabinet Division announced the creation of the post of deputy prime minister, Jang reported. Eight PML-Q members were sworn in as federal ministers and seven as ministers of state.
Pirzada Hasaan Hashmi opens his blog ‘Why Pakistan needs Israel’ published in Express Tribune on June 2, with the following quotation “We are so wrapped up in what is good for everyone else, that we are losing sight of what is good for us as a nation. In reply, I may quote a declaration by Israeli leaders sometime back, describing Pakistan as an even bigger threat than Iran, obviously because of possession of nuclear arms by Pakistan, and a sympathy for the Palestinians and Muslims cause in the country. He then goes on to say, in the context of Muslim countries in Asia “This abomination is based on feelings of Islamic solidarity with Arab countries and a sense of religious belonging to the global Islamic community.” What Hasaan says is true but it is only a small part of the whole truth.
By VOA -- (June 9, 2012) By Sharon Behn A bomb has blown up a bus full of government employees in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 19 people, Pakistan’s second lethal blast in as many days.
By Ivan Eland -- (June 7, 2012) The U.S. targeting of Abu Yahya al-Libi , the number-two man in al-Qaeda, continues the American quest to kill its way out of its terrorist problem using pilotless drones, Special Forces raids, and other secret methods. Gen.
Tensions between Islamabad and Washington again came to a boil on Monday, when Pakistan's head of intelligence abruptly canceled high-level talks with the CIA. The talks, slated for this week, would have been the first visit by Pakistani intelligence chief Lt. Gen.
Map of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan. Note Orakzai and North Waziristan are as close as 50 milies in some spots. (Wikimedia Commons) Today, US drones killed four more people in North Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). This strike comes at a critical time in US-Pakistan relations, as many believed that the US and Pakistan would announce an agreement reopening NATO supply routes through Pakistan at last weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago.
Tensions rose higher between Pakistan and the United States this week after a tribal court gave a long prison term to a Pakistani doctor who tried to help U.S. forces gather information about Osama bin Laden. American forces later killed the terrorist, and the doctor's actions angered many Pakistanis. Some critics say the case of Dr. Shakil Afridi has some parallels to the plight of a U.S. citizen who sold U.S. secrets to Israel, and who is serving a life term in an American prison. U.S. forces found and killed Osama bin Laden after Dr.
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