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Dawn | Syed Irfan Raza | June 14, 2011

ISLAMABAD: It is official. The peaceful interlude in Islamabad is over. Two consecutive blasts, including the suicide attack on a bank on Monday, have shattered the calm that pervaded in Islamabad for over a year, though security experts are still unclear of the significance of the two targets. (more…)

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Eurasia Review, By Shahzad Masood Roomi

22 April 2011

Pakistan has been caught in a vicious circle due to the prolonged Afghan conflict and complete indecision by the political and military establishment about conclusion of this war and Pakistan’s role. Pakistan has suffered more fatalities in so-called War on terror than the ones faced by the US and NATO forces combined in Afghanistan during the last 9 years. But still Washington assesses Islamabad’s role in War on terror (WoT) with suspicion. (more…)

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09 Jul 2010 07:35:25 GMT
Source: Reuters

ISLAMABAD, July 9 (Reuters) – Up to 45 people were killed in a suicide attack outside the office of a senior government official in Pakistan’s northwest on Friday, the official said.

“There were two blasts. The first one was small but the second was a big one. Up to 45 people have been killed,” Rasool Khan, assistant political agent of Mohmand tribal region, told Reuters. (Reporting by Izaz Mohmand; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Chris Allbritton and Ron Popeski)

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SGE66809S.htm

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22 Jul 2009 08:12:29 GMT

Source: Reuters

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD, July 22 (Reuters) –

The United States will give an additional $45 million in aid to Pakistan as it brings people displaced by the fight against militants back home, U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke said in remarks published on Wednesday. (more…)

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By Michael Heath and Khalid Qayum

June 26 (Bloomberg) — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari asked the Obama administration to provide his armed forces with advanced American weapons to help crush Taliban insurgents in the tribal zone bordering Afghanistan. (more…)

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By PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and ALAN COWELL

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Missiles fired from a remotely piloted United States aircraft slammed into a village in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan along the Afghan border on Friday and killed 10 to 13 people, according to a local intelligence official, a Pakistani reporter and two Pakistani television channels.

State television put the death toll at 10, and other news reports said the dead included eight local people and five foreigners. The deaths were the latest fatalities in a series of American missile attacks that have drawn increasingly irate protests from Pakistan to senior American officials, including the head of the United States Central Command, Gen. David H. Petraeus, and the American ambassador here, Anne W. Patterson. (more…)

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by The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan:Nearly 190,000 people are reported to have fled fighting between Pakistani troops and Taliban and al-Qaida fighters near the border with Afghanistan, the United Nations said Tuesday. (more…)

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