Tag Archives: Waziristan

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, 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, 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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News from South Asia, Friday 11th January 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: Over 100 people have been killed in three different attacks in Quetta and Swat in one of the deadliest recent days in Pakistan. In Quetta, the United Baluch Army claimed responsibility for one attack. “A vicious double bombing of a snooker club capped one of the bloodiest days in Pakistan for many […]

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South Asia Tracker 05.12.12

Pakistan: Reuters: Two vehicle-borne suicide bombers attacked an army base in northwest Pakistan, killing one and wounding eight. “The attackers, who drove in from Afghanistan, were stopped before they could get into the camp in the South Waziristan capital of Wana, where thousands of soldiers are stationed, army officials said. ‘Security forces intercepted the car […]

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South Asia Tracker 27.11.12

Pakistan: Dawn: Three policemen have been injured after a roadside IED detonated in Peshawar. “Officials said that target of the blast was a police patrol van. ‘The bomb exploded at 12:40pm seconds after the van passed through the area on Achini Road,’ they said. Munsif Khan, a police official, told Dawn that three constables received […]

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South Asia Tracker 30.10.2012

Pakistan: Pakistan Today: An upsurge in activities of the extremist Hizbut Tahrir (HT) group is cause for worry for the Pakistani security forces. “The seriousness of the group’s outreach grabbed public attention after the arrest of Brigadier Ali Khan in May last year, along with four majors, for links with HT. Initial investigation revealed that […]

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South Asia Tracker 23.10.12

Pakistan: The Telegraph: According to the official Pakistani report on the matter, no one in Pakistan was aware Osama Bin Laden was living in Abottabad. “An independent commission has spent the past year and a half questioning military officers, bin Laden’s wives and residents of Abbottabad. The Daily Telegraph has learnt from a senior government […]

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