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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, 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 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, Tuesday 16th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: The Pakistani Taliban have denied involvement in the Boston Marathon blasts. “‘We believe in attacking US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack,’ Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP. ‘We have no connection to this bombing but we will continue to target them wherever possible,’ Ehsan added. […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 26th March 2013

Pakistan: TIME: Imran Khan is unlikely to be successful in the Pakistani election, but that doesn’t mean he should be counted out. “Analysts say Khan isn’t likely to win more than a couple dozen seats. But the PML-N isn’t getting complacent. ‘Imran Khan has definitely made a constituency for himself, the size of which is underestimated,’ says Khawaja Muhammad […]

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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 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, Monday 18th February 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An explosive device on Saturday has killed eighty-three people near Quetta, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsiblity. “The explosion targeted Shiite Muslims in Hazara, on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, authorities said. Police now say a suicide bomber, driving an explosive-laden water tanker, rammed the vehicle into buildings at the crowded marketplace. […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 13th February 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Two people have been killed with three wounded in what appears to be a sectarian attack in Karachi. “The Gulbahar area, a low-income neighbourhood in the city’s central district, has become Karachi’s new hotbed of sectarian, political and ethnic terrorism, where as many as 25 people have been targeted since Jan 1, police […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 12th February 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Fourteen people have been killed in gun attacks across Karachi, including four activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and two policemen. “In a shooting outside the MQM unit office in Gulshan-i-Maymar, five workers of the party were wounded, the officials said. They added that the attackers, said to be four, riding two motorcycles […]

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