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Pakistan forces kill four militants in Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan, June 4, (AFP): Pakistani forces shot four suspected militants dead on Friday during a skirmish in a Hazara Shiite area in the southwestern city of Quetta, authorities said. Officials in Balochistan province, of which Quetta is capital, said the incident erupted when policemen tried to signal to a …

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Pakistan army removes roofs in Waziristan

SHAKAI, Pakistan, June 2, (AFP): House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed by the army to allow an “aerial view” of militants who may take refuge there. South Waziristan was once a stronghold of …

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Pakistan teen burned alive

A young Pakistani woman died Wednesday after she was tortured and set alight in the country’s conservative northeast for refusing a marriage proposal from the son of a former colleague, relatives and police said. Maria Sadaqat, 19, was attacked by a group of people on Monday in the village of …

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‘Taleban bent on violence despite new chief’ – ‘All indicators’ confirm US killed Mansour: Pak

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 26, (Agencies): Hopes of negotiating peace with the Afghan Taleban’s new leader were swiftly fading from all sides Thursday, as US President Barack Obama warned the extremist movement will continue killing in Afghanistan. Obama told reporters in Japan, where he is meeting with other leaders of the …

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US kills Taleban leader – Potential successor likely hostile to negotiation

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 22, (Agencies): Taleban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told AFP Sunday, adding that an insurgent assembly was underway to decide on his successor. Saturday’s bombing raid, the first known US assault on a top Afghan Taleban …

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Forces rescue son of Pakistan ex-PM

ISLAMABAD, May 10, (AFP): Afghan and international forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a raid on an al-Qaeda cell in Afghanistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan said Tuesday, three years after he was kidnapped in a hail of bullets. Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza …

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‘Terror’ trial for 13 in teen girl killing

 ISLAMABAD, May 8, (AP): Thirteen members of a Pakistani tribal council who allegedly strangled a girl to death and set her body on fire as punishment for helping one of her friends elope will face trial under antiterrorism laws, police said Saturday. The body of 17-year-old Ambreen Riasat was found …

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Rights group slams woman’s brutal murder – Tribal councils in spotlight

MAKOL, Pakistan, May 7, (Agencies): Shock across Pakistan at the murder of a 16-year-old girl accused of helping a young couple run away and elope has turned to anger over the role played by a “jirga”, or tribal council, which police say ordered the punishment. Jirgas are often convened, particularly …

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Pak doctors treating ‘solar kids’ brothers

ISLAMABAD, May 6, (AP): The two brothers have come to be known as the “solar kids” and their case has mystified Pakistani doctors. Aged nine and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — …

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Buddha ‘footprints’ returned to Pakistan

NEW YORK, April 28, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday. The piece, called a Buddhapada, was taken from a Pakistani region …

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