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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, Tuesday 4th June 2013

Pakistan: Zee News: Pakistani political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has dismissed the idea of the party participating in peace talks with the Taliban. “In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Rahman said neither has there been any contacts, nor has the government approached the JUI-F regarding the talks, reports The Nation. […]

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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, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: The US has launched its first drone strike in Pakistan since the Pakistani election. Seven people were killed in North Waziristan. “Pakistani security officials and Pashtun tribesmen in the northwestern region said the drone fired two missiles that struck a mud-built house at Chashma village, 3 km (2 miles) east of Miranshah, 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, Monday 20th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has suggested the establishment of a regional forum to counter IED attacks in the country. “According to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public relations (ISPR) Kayani highlighted and elaborated on the menace of IED threats prevailing in the region and recommended an international forum […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 15th May 2013

Pakistan: The News: The May 12 suicide bombing which killed ten people and injured over 75 was carried out by an al-Qaeda-linked Uzbek suicide bomber. “According to well-informed officials in the law enforcement agencies, the Waziristan-based Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has claimed responsibility for the May 12 suicide bombing that targeted the convoy of […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 13th May 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An attack targeting a police chief in Quetta has killed five people. “At least five people died and 68 more were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the convoy of a ranking police official in the city of Quetta, police said. ‘The blast was so loud it […]

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