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News from South Asia, Friday 7th June 2013

Pakistan: Times of India: An Indian solider has been killed by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir. “According to TV reports, Pakistani troops opened fire in Mandi sector of Poonch area. Heavy firing is still going on at the border, reports say. Last week Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the Nowgam region of the […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 28th May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: A Shia lawyer and his two sons were killed in a sectarian attack in Karachi. “In the Karachi incident, police said that lawyer, Kauser Saqlain, was taking two sons aged 12 and 15 to school in the morning when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his car. An extremist Sunni militant group, […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 24th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Britain has scrambled fighter jets to escort a Pakistani International Airlines plane from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester. “Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according […]

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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, 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, Wednesday 27th February 2013

Pakistan: CNN: A police officer guarding polio workers in northern Pakistan has been killed. “Two women administering the shots entered a house on the outskirts of Mardan when two assailants on a motorbike opened fire of them, according to Danishwar Khan, a local police official. The women were not injured. Attacks like these have become […]

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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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South Asia Tracker 21.11.12

Pakistan: Reuters India: Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, a gunman that was part of the group that carried out the infamous Mumbai terrorist attacks, has been hanged in India. “Captured as he tried to escape in a stolen car, Kasab was the only survivor among ten gunmen who killed 166 people on a three-day rampage across Mumbai […]

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South Asia Tracker 13.11.12

Pakistan: Xinhau Net: The Tehreek-e-Taliba Pakistan have assassinated two leaders of peace committees and dozens of civilians in Pakistan’s northwest. “Although the Taliban are no longer in a position to take control of any area in Swat valley and its adjoining areas, their continuing armed attacks have caused great concern among government forces and peace […]

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