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News from South Asia, Thursday 23rd May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: A bomb in Quetta has killed at least twelve people. “At least 10 of the dead were said to be security personnel. A number of other people were wounded. ‘The target was a truck of Balochistan Constabulary which was carrying the security personnel,’ police official Fayyaz Sumbal said.” CNN: Gunmen in Baluchistan have […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Pakistan: The News: Over 100 activists of banned sectarian groups have been released in the Punjab. “According to reliable sources the Punjab government has released 112 activists of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) during past few weeks. These activists had been arrested by former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif led government from across the […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 21st May 2013

Pakistan: The Record: Militants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in FATA, killing one soldier. “Armed men hiding in a field fired at the health workers as they were travelling through Bajaur tribal district, which borders Afghanistan. A paramilitary soldier who had been guarding the team was killed, and the armed men fled. ‘It […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 20th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has suggested the establishment of a regional forum to counter IED attacks in the country. “According to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public relations (ISPR) Kayani highlighted and elaborated on the menace of IED threats prevailing in the region and recommended an international forum […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 17th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Bombs have exploded near two mosque in Malakand in Pakistan’s north-west have killed fifteen people, no one has claimed responsiblity. “Deputy Commissioner of Malakand Amjad Ali confirmed that 15 persons were killed and 100 others injured in the two blasts adding that the number of casualties was expected to increase. An eye witness, […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 16th May 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: In a role reversal, Pakistan is beginning to fear terrorism coming from Afghanistan. “Pakistani military officials in this remote region say there is a new catalyst for the violence: the withdrawal of U.S. forces across the border in eastern Afghanistan. Pakistani leaders are concerned that the looming end to more than […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 15th May 2013

Pakistan: The News: The May 12 suicide bombing which killed ten people and injured over 75 was carried out by an al-Qaeda-linked Uzbek suicide bomber. “According to well-informed officials in the law enforcement agencies, the Waziristan-based Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has claimed responsibility for the May 12 suicide bombing that targeted the convoy of […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 14th May 2013

Pakistan: Pakistan Today: Three Frontier Constabulary personnel have been injured when their convoy came under attack. “According to FC officials, the convoy was heading to Turbat after performing their election duties when it came under attack near Dokoop area of Turbat District. The three personnel were rushed to a hospital, officials added. Security forces also […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 13th May 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An attack targeting a police chief in Quetta has killed five people. “At least five people died and 68 more were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the convoy of a ranking police official in the city of Quetta, police said. ‘The blast was so loud it […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 10th May 2013

Pakistan: Fox News: Bombs have hit the election offices of candidates in Waziristan, killing three and wounding fifteen. “Militants have killed at least 130 people in attacks on candidates and party workers since the beginning of April in an attempt to hamper the vote. It was unclear exactly which candidates were targeted in the latest […]

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