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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – The Afghan Taliban have launched an unprecedented winter surge that points to a desire for an upper hand in peace talks, analysts say, while some suggest rogue Pakistani elements may be bolstering the effort to derail overtures by Islamabad to India. Taliban fighting normally quiets down in winter months with the insurgents resting ahead of an annual spring offensive, but this year has seen a series of fierce attacks — many focused on Kabul in recent weeks, including three in the capital since Friday.
Some say the ongoing …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Ansar Abbasi in The News, Apr 15, 2015
ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of the arrest of Moazam Ali Khan, considered to be the most critical link in Dr Imran Farooq murder case, Pakistan and UK are discussing some extraordinary cooperation to get to the person who ordered the killing of the MQM leader.
In a meeting held on Tuesday Interior minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan and the British high commissioner Philip Barton the non-existence of extradition treaty between the two countries was considered a hurdle.
Still Islamabad offered to extend some extra-ordinary …

Featured, India, ISI, Pak Army, PAK-US-INDIA, Pakistan, Swat, Taliban, Terrorism, Waziristan »

[25 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

By Myra MacDonald in the Reuters Blog
DAMADOLA: Despite initial military successes against the Pakistani Taliban in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan is unlikely to move any time soon to dismantle the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group. As I wrote in this analysis,  Pakistani security officials say the country has enough on its plate fighting militants on its Afghan border without opening a new front in Punjab province, where the LeT is based. They argue this could drive the LeT – which has been careful not to launch attacks within Pakistan itself …

China, Headline, Pak Army, PAK-US-INDIA, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Waziristan »

[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

ByBronwen Maddox: World Briefing
Will it be China that finally pays the huge bills for repairing and rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq — and reaps the rewards? It’s looking that way: as the US and Britain look for an exit from the battle zones, China is digging in.
From its point of view, the wreckage of other governments’ half-completed wars offers a chance to strike deals on terms that look cheap on all but the most apocalyptic views of the course of those conflicts. To some involved in development on the ground, that …

Friday Times, Malakand, Mingora, Rah-e-Rast ops, Swat, Taliban, The Herald, Waziristan »

[29 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Malakand and Waziristan areas, where the Army is conducting its operations to clean up the Taliban, are prohibited areas for journalists and civilians.  The only source of information on `Rah-e-Rast’ operations, therefore, is daily press briefings from the DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas.  In a briefing on June 22, he said, “the military operation is in its final phase to eliminate terrorists from Swat. Total figure of militants who have been killed is 1592. Military is targeting main leaders. We have information that some of the key …

Azad Kashmir, Headline, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism, Waziristan »

[28 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

MUZAFFARABAD: The bomber responsible for the first suicide attack in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was a member of the Taliban from Waziristan, an official said on Saturday. The blast on Friday hit an army vehicle in Muzaffarabad, the capital of the AJK, killing two soldiers and wounding three others. “The suicide bomber has been identified as Abid. He belonged to the Taliban in Waziristan,” said Raja Kafeel, a spokesman for the prime minister of the AJK. A Taliban spokesman on Saturday said the bombing was in retaliation for military …

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[28 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

MIRPUR (AJK) – In the wake of first-ever suicide attack on security personnel in Muzaffarabad, the security has been put on red alert across AJK to foil any terrorist attempt, official sources said.
The sources said Saturday that police have intensified thorough checking at all the entering and exit points. Checkposts have been erected at Bararkot, Kohala, Azad Pattan, Dhalkot, Mangla, Dhangalli, Jatlan and Gujrat-Bhimbher entry points, said Mirpur Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb.
Besides, the checking of all the vehicles moving in the district including the city has also been geared up …

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[27 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

KOTLI, June 26: An Afghan national, who has performed as a prayer leader in different mosques of Azad Kashmir, has been a cause of sectarian tension in the state.
Recently, he provoked, through his fiery and enticing speeches, some local youths to attack members of a minority sect in the Sensa tehsil of the Kotli district, locals told Dawn. They added that after the attack the members of the minority religious sect had to close their businesses in the tehsil and some of them migrated to safer places.
The cleric identified only …

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[27 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Tariq Naqash in the Dawn, June 27
MUZAFFARABAD, June 26: Two soldiers were killed and at least three others injured in a suicide bombing here on Friday.
The banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the first suicide attack in Azad Kashmir.
The early morning blast in army barracks in Shaukat Lines caught security personnel unawares, although “they had been on alert for four months”, a police official said.
According to witnesses, a bearded man in his twenties walked through a ground used by army personnel for physical training and local youths as …