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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, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Pakistan: Pakistan Today: A major terrorist attack has been foiled in Faisalabad. “According to details, police chased the suspects when they sped away from a checkpoint in Ghulam Muhammad Abad area. Later, the vehicle was found abandoned on a roadside. The suspects managed to escape from the scene. The police recovered heavy weapons including three […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 25th February 2013

Pakistan: The Hindu: At least seventeen soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in North Waziristan. “No organisation had claimed responsibility for the attack till Sunday evening. The suicide bomber rammed a water tanker laden with explosives into the checkpost. The checkpost was jointly manned by the Army and the Frontier […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 21 March 2013

Pakistan: BBC: Twelve people have been killed when a vehicle-borne explosive device detonated at a refugee camp near Peshawar. “One report suggests people were lining up for food at the time of the blast. The camp houses people fleeing unrest in the tribal districts bordering Afghanistan, where many Taliban- and al-Qaeda-linked militants shelter. But police say […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Pakistan: NITI: Forty-six Taliban militants were killed in fighting between rival organizations in the Khyber agency. “The terrorists were killed in two suicide attacks which were carried out shortly after fighters of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan occupied the headquarters of the pro-Government Ansar-ul-Islam in Tirah Valley. An Uzbek commander named Abu Islam was among the terrorists killed in […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 14th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Clashes between outlawed militant groups in the northwestern Pakistan have escalated,  with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants torching the houses of at least 10 civilians, accusing them of being supporters of the rival Ansarul Islam (AI).  “Locals and the eyewitnesses confirmed the burning of the houses in Khyber Agency’s restive Tirah Valley, while other reports […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 7th March 2013

Pakistan: News Tribe: A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader has vowed to attack Kashmir after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. “In a statement released on different jihadist forums on February 24 and obtained by SITE Intelligence group, [Asmatullah] Muawiya said that India would become a major target of terorrist attacks once the US withdraws from the region. […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 26th February 2013

Pakistan: Radio Free Europe: An explosion at a Sufi shrine in Sindh has killed two and wounded at least ten. “The bomb went off on February 25 at Shah Lakhi Ghulam shrine in the city of Shikarpur, where devotees had gathered to pay homage to a Sufi saint buried there. No one has yet claimed […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 19th February 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: Pakistani intelligence is under fire for not preventing the recent deadly bombing in Quetta, aimed at the Shia Hazara minority. “A senior politician and the country’s highest-profile television journalist have lashed out at the military Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency (ISI) after Saturday’s mass killings in the troubled city of Quetta, which sparked […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 6th February 2013

Pakistan: The News: The US has warned Pakistan against signing a peace deal with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. “Washington maintains that the TTP’s latest offer of dialogue was in fact motivated by the fugitive Ameer of Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar, primarily to secure greater physical cooperation of the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan where the fighting […]

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