Tag Archives: IED

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, 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, Wednesday 17th April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: At least seventeen people have been killed with many injured after a suicide bomb attack at a political rally in Peshawar. “The Awami National Party (ANP), which governed the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, had called the political rally ahead of next month’s elections. The Pakistani Taliban, which has repeatedly targeted the ANP, said […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 9th April 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: Four days of fighting in Tirah Valley has left thirty Pakistani soldiers and nearly 100 militants dead. “The army launched its offensive in the Tirah Valley on Friday after weeks of fighting between rival militant groups forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee the area. The valley is in Khyber, […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 8th April 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Four people have been injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan. “Unknown motorcyclists lobbed a hand grenade at the office leaving four injured and partially damaging the building. Police personnel deployed at the building fired shots at the assailants who managed to escape unharmed. A huge contingent of Frontier Corps personnel reached the […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: At least seven people have been killed in an attack on an electricity plant near Peshawar. “A policeman and a plant employee were killed on the spot and nine people were taken hostage, police said. Five bodies were later recovered from a nearby field but the whereabouts of the four remaining hostages are unknown. […]

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News from North America, Friday 1st March 2013

FBI: “Patrick Randell McIntosh, 28, of Charleston, South Carolina, was arraigned today before United States Judge Linda T. Walker, on charges of possessing three firearms and ammunition while under indictment for a felony and for threatening the life of the president of the United States on Facebook.” HSDL: “On February 26, President Obama signed into […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 5th February 2013

Pakistan: Daily Times: An office of the Awami National Party was attacked with a hand grenade in Karachi. “However, no causality was reported in the incident. He said the unidentified terrorists targeted President PS-128, Qazi Ateeq, as he had received an extortion chit from the extortionist mafia. He further said an FIR regarding receiving the […]

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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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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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