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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, 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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News from South Asia, Friday 3rd May 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: The lead prosecutor in the Bhutto killing and Mumbai attacks has been assassinated. “Assailants opened fire on Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali as he was leaving his home in a suburb of the capital, Islamabad, for a court hearing in which the former military leader, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges in relation to Ms. […]

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South Asia Tracker 26.11.12

Pakistan: NBC News: At least five people have been killed, with nearly 100 wounded, in an attack on a Shiite procession in Dera Ismail Khan. The Pakistani Taliban have taken responsibility. “Sunni hardliners threatened to strike hard this weekend, an important one in the Shi’ite religious calendar, prompting authorities to halt cellphone coverage in several […]

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South Asia Tracker 14.11.12

Pakistan: Al Shorfa: The Pakistani Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousufzai has left it under international pressure, and therefore isolated its support. “The TTP had tried to obtain an edict from religious scholars favouring what it had done. Instead, about 50 renowned clerics met October 11th in Lahore and unanimously condemned the brutal shooting and asked […]

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South Asia Tracker 07.11.12

Pakistan: Pakistan Tribune: Twelve people have been killed in Karachi in two separate sectarian attacks. “In the first incident, two men belonging to Shiite community were gunned down over sectarian issue near Parking Plaza, Sadder within the precincts of Brigade police station. According to police, at around 8:43 am two unidentified culprits intercepted a vehicle bearing registration […]

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US Tracker 06.11.12

Anti-Defamation League: “Kyle Alan Batt, a 27-year-old white suprema­cist from Cald­well, Idaho, remains hos­pi­tal­ized fol­low­ing a shootout on Octo­ber 23 in which Batt allegedly shot two Canyon County deputies search­ing for him in con­nec­tion with an aggra­vated assault inves­ti­ga­tion. The shoot­ings are the lat­est in a string of nearly 30 shootouts between police and domes­tic […]

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South Asia Tracker 06.11.12

Pakistan: AFP: Fazlur Rehman, the head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUIF), the largest religious party in Pakistan, has expressed doubt about the attack on Malala Yousufzai. “‘Pictures shown on social media have shown the whole character as suspicious because there was no sign of injury after the dressing was removed,’ he told a rally […]

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South Asia Tracker 05.11.12

Pakistan: CTV News: A Taliban suicide  bomber self-detonated near a vehicle carrying the regional head of a government-allied militia in the North-West Frontier Province. “Senior police officer Akhtar Hayyat said several people were also wounded in the blast near a gas station in the district of Buner in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said Fateh Khan, the […]

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South Asia Tracker 09.10.12

Pakistan: UPI: Militants in Pakistan have attacked a natural gas pipeline in the country’s southwest. “Authorities in Pakistan’s south-western Sindh province said a 24-inch natural gas pipeline, which fed a local power plant, was destroyed, Pakistan’s Daily Times newspaper reports. Natural gas supplies to surrounding communities were disrupted and no return-to-service date was announced. The […]

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