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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, 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, 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, Monday 6th May 2013

Pakistan: Jagran Post: Four people have been killed in Karachi in an attack on a political candidate. “A convoy of an independent candidate came under attack in Sibi, killing 4 people. Seven people were injured when militants attacked the offices of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and National Party in other parts of the Balochistan province. […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 1st May 2013

Pakistan: Reuters India: There are reports that the treatment of Pervez Musharraf is angering the Pakistani military. “In what newspapers described as a veiled reference to Musharraf’s legal troubles, Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani said: ‘In my opinion, it is not merely retribution, but awareness and participation of the masses that can truly end this […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 26th April 2013

Pakistan: DAWN: At least five people were killed and around ten others injured when a blast ripped through an election office of a political party in Karachi on Thursday night. “Initial reports suggest the bomb was planted in a motorcycle near the election office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi’s Nusrat Bhutto Colony. The […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 24th April 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: A prominent leader of Pakistan’s ethnic Hazara minority narrowly escaped a suicide attack that killed six people on Tuesday, underscoring the growing threat militants pose to secular politicians in the run-up to next month’s general elections. “The blast in Quetta was the worst attack since a series of bombings in the city at […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Pervez Musharraf is to be made part of the Benazir Bhutto murder inquiry. “Musharraf was driven to the court in Rawalpindi from his plush villa on the edge of Islamabad where he is serving a two-week arrest order. Musharraf is accused of conspiracy to murder Bhutto, who died in a gun and suicide […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 19th April 2013

Pakistan: Sky News: Ex-president Pervez Musharraf has been arrested in Pakistan. “He was detained overnight after an Islamabad High Court judge rejected his bail in a case involving his decision to fire senior judges while in power. Mr Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, had earlier left the court for his farmhouse on […]

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