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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, 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, 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, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Pakistan: The News: Over 100 activists of banned sectarian groups have been released in the Punjab. “According to reliable sources the Punjab government has released 112 activists of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) during past few weeks. These activists had been arrested by former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif led government from across the […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 17th May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Bombs have exploded near two mosque in Malakand in Pakistan’s north-west have killed fifteen people, no one has claimed responsiblity. “Deputy Commissioner of Malakand Amjad Ali confirmed that 15 persons were killed and 100 others injured in the two blasts adding that the number of casualties was expected to increase. An eye witness, […]

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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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News from South Asia, Thursday 9th May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen during an election rally. “Mr Gilani told the BBC his son Ali Haider – a candidate for the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) – was seized in the central city of Multan. He accused his political opponents of being behind the […]

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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, Friday 3rd May 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: The lead prosecutor in the Bhutto killing and Mumbai attacks has been assassinated. “Assailants opened fire on Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali as he was leaving his home in a suburb of the capital, Islamabad, for a court hearing in which the former military leader, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges in relation to Ms. […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 2nd May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has claimed that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was not killed by the Taliban. “Speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the PTI chief said that Bhutto had been ‘clearly killed by people worried she was going to come into power’. He did not say […]

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