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News from South Asia, Monday 3rd June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Two soldiers have been wounded in an IED attack in North Waziristan. “Official sources told Dawn.com that a security forces’ vehicle was targeted with an IED near the Esha check post, which damaged the vehicle and injured two soldiers.” Comment: Imran Awan writing for the Guardian: US drone strikes are ‘further radicalising Pakistan‘. […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 30th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least seventeen militants have been killed in Kurram tribal region in an operation by Pakistani security forces. “The militants were killed when four insurgent hideouts were destroyed in the action in central Kurram’s Tabay area. Moreover, several militants were also injured, official sources told DawnNews. A military operation has been ongoing in […]

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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, Thursday 31st January 2013

Pakistan: The Australian: A bomb has killed two polio vaccination workers in Pakistan’s FATA region. “There has been no claim of responsibility for any of the killings. But the umbrella Taliban faction last year banned polio vaccinations in the tribal region of Waziristan, condemning the campaign as a cover for espionage. ‘The two-men team was […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 29th January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: A policeman has been killed in an attack on a polio vaccination team in Swabi. “The two assailants, who were riding a motorcycle, fled from the area after the attack. SHO of Swabi police station told Dawn.com that the two lady health workers, comprising the anti-polio team, remained unhurt and were sent back […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 25th January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: The UN envoy for counter-terrorism and human rights has launched an investigation on the impact of drone strikes on civilians. “Ben Emmerson, a British lawyer and United Nations special rapporteur, said the huge expansion in the technology behind unmanned planes, and consequently their increasing use, required a new legal framework. “The plain fact […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Pakistan: Global Times: Violence has claimed the lives of thirty-eight people in Karachi over the period of one week. “According to the data released by Karachi Police earlier in December, over 2200 people lost their lives in separate incidents of targeted attacks on the basis of secretion ethnic and political rivalry in one year. A […]

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South Asia Tracker 03.01.13

Pakistan: BBC: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader Mullah Nazir has been killed in a drone strike along with at least five other fighters. “He was the leader of one of four major militant factions in Pakistan, accused of sending fighters to back the Afghan Taliban and fight foreign troops there. Mullah Nazir was wounded in a suicide […]

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South Asia Tracker 03.12.12

Pakistan: Pakistan Tribune: Eighty Shiites have been killed in sectarian attacks in Pakistan in the month of November. “…twenty-eight Shiites were martyred in Sindh province, of them 26 were murdered in targeted attacks in Karachi alone. Two Shiites were martyred in attack on Ashura procession in Khairpur district. Twenty-seven Shiites were martyred in the Punjab […]

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