Tag Archives: FATA

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, 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 22nd April 2013

Pakistan: The Hindu: Four people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the Bajaur tribal area. “Assistant Political Agent of the area confirmed that it was a suicide attack. ‘The suicide attacker was a woman who detonated the bomb outside the main gate of the hospital,’ he said. Hospital sources confirmed that four […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 11th April 2013

Pakistan: Zee News: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader who was to run in the upcoming polls, has been shot dead in Sindh. “The gunmen escaped after the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the killing. Islam had filed nomination papers to contest polls to both the Sindh Assembly and the National Assembly or lower house […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 5th March 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: The US has disavowed two drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas. “‘They were not ours,’ said one of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the drone program’s secrecy. ‘We haven’t had any kinetic activity since January.’ What exactly took place in those remote tribal villages, far from outside scrutiny, […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 28th February 2013

Pakistan: NDTV: Four schools in Pakistan’s tribal areas have been bombed, with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as the prime suspect. “No one was injured in the pre-dawn blasts in Mohmand tribal district, where officials said Taliban attacks have now destroyed more than 100 schools. ‘Militants from TTM (Tehreek-e-Taliban Mohmand) blew up the buildings of four schools […]

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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, Wednesday 30th January 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: Pakistani security officials have broken up more than a dozen militant camps in the Khyber tribal region this week and killed twenty-three fighters. Pakistani troops were sent to fight alongside the tribesmen and Ansar ul-Islam to stop the fall of Bara, the sources said. ‘Once Bara subdivision is captured by the militants, they […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 28th January 2013

Pakistan: RUVR: At least 28 people have been killed when the Taliban attacked members of the Ansar ul-Islam militant group in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas. “The overnight attack by an estimated 300 gunmen armed with mortars and grenade launchers, happened in the Tirah Valley, located in the so-called ‘tribal zone’ in northwestern Pakistan. At […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 21st January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: A militant attack in Khyber region has killed one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier. “Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Frontier Constabulary vehicle in Zakakhel market of Khyber tribal region’s Landi Kotal area killing one FC personnel and injuring two others, DawnNews reported. The injured personnel were shifted to the Landi Kotal hospital where their […]

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