Tag Archives: Drone Strike

News from South Asia, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: The US has launched its first drone strike in Pakistan since the Pakistani election. Seven people were killed in North Waziristan. “Pakistani security officials and Pashtun tribesmen in the northwestern region said the drone fired two missiles that struck a mud-built house at Chashma village, 3 km (2 miles) east of Miranshah, the […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Pervez Musharraf is to be made part of the Benazir Bhutto murder inquiry. “Musharraf was driven to the court in Rawalpindi from his plush villa on the edge of Islamabad where he is serving a two-week arrest order. Musharraf is accused of conspiracy to murder Bhutto, who died in a gun and suicide […]

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News From South Asia, Tuesday 8th January 2013

Pakistan: IB Times: In the wake of renewed conflict along the Kashmir Line of Control, a top Pakistani Taliban leader has vowed to Islamize India, with Kashmir as the starting point. “Wali Ur Rahman declared that he would ‘implement the Sharia system’ which the group has been ‘struggling’ to introduce in Pakistan. In a Taliban […]

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Contextualizing the Death of Mullah Nazir

The death of Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Nazir will lead to a degree of speculation as to the future of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, and the Afghan Taliban, groups whose names are often used interchangeably.  The situation is more complicated than may be initially believed, and it is important to delineate the objectives of […]

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South Asia Tracker 04.12.12

Pakistan: AFP: A vehicle-borne suicide bomber self-detonated outside a police station in Bannu, wounding six people. “‘Four policemen and two civilians were wounded after a suicide bomber blew up his car at the checkpoint,’ senior police official Nisar Ahmad Tanoli told AFP. The blast damaged the outer wall of the police station and two houses […]

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