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News from South Asia, Thursday 6th June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least sixteen security personnel in Quetta have been injured in the wake of a suicide blast. “The casualties occurred during a security forces’ search operation which turned into a clash. Militants attacked the forces with hand grenades and opened fire on them, resulting in the injuries. Moreover, militants blew themselves up to […]

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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, Friday 31st May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Explosions in the Bannu district have killed one security official and injured three others. “Official sources told Dawn.com that the blasts killed one security official and injured three others in Bannu’s Janikhel area. The wounded were subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital.” Guardian: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have appointed a new deputy, Khan Said, […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 21st May 2013

Pakistan: The Record: Militants opened fire on a polio vaccination team in FATA, killing one soldier. “Armed men hiding in a field fired at the health workers as they were travelling through Bajaur tribal district, which borders Afghanistan. A paramilitary soldier who had been guarding the team was killed, and the armed men fled. ‘It […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 15th April 2013

Pakistan: Guardian: A bomb planted in a bus has killed at least eight people near Peshawar. “A police official, Fazal Wahid Khan, said seven people were also wounded in Saturday’s bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar. He said the bus was travelling from Peshawar to a nearby town. No one immediately claimed responsibility.” Dawn: At […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 10th April 2013

Pakistan: Miami Herald: Gunmen shot and killed a policeman protecting a team of female polio workers in northwestern Pakistan. “No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks but suspicion has fallen on Islamic militants. Some have voiced opposition to the campaign, accusing health workers of acting as spies for the United States and claiming the vaccine is […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 5th April 2013

Pakistan: BBC: The coming days may present security threats for Pakistan’s secular political parties. “The PPP is one of three parties recently named by a spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban as ‘legitimate’ targets for militant attacks during the elections, due in May. The other two parties on the hit list are the Karachi-based MQM, and the Pashtun […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 18th March 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: Militants have attacked a court compound in Peshawar, killing three people and capturing hostages. “Provincial information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said 10 gunmen had made their way into the complex and exchanged fire with security forces in an apparent bid to break into a jail holding their comrades. A suicide bomber who […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 4th March 2013

Pakistan: BBC: At least forty-five people have been killed in an explosion in Karachi which was detonated outside a Shia mosque. “Police are investigating whether it was a suicide attack. Rescuers have been struggling to reach people trapped under the rubble. Residents have been using car headlights to help the search for survivors, local media […]

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