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RTT News, By RTT Staff Writer

29 April, 2011

Three NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks by militants in Afghanistan on Thursday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. (more…)

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Los Angeles Times, By Alex Rodriguez

23 April 2011

A U.S. missile strike killed at least 25 people Friday in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region, signaling that Washington’s use of drones against militants along the Afghan border will continue despite intensifying opposition from Pakistani leaders. (more…)

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Associated Press, By Nahal Toosi and Ishtiaq Mahsud

April 18, 2011

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a mortar shell killed three people at his neighbor’s house, Munir Khan knew it was time for him and his family to pack up and leave his village near the Afghan border.

In doing so, they joined around 1 million other people still displaced as a result of fighting between Islamist militants and Pakistan’s army. (more…)

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(AFP) – 4/3/11

MOGADISHU — Pro-government forces in Somalia Sunday attacked bases of the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in a southern town sparking fighting in which seven people died, officials and witnesses said. (more…)

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April 3, 2011

MOGADISHU — Pro-government forces in Somalia Sunday attacked bases of the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in a southern town sparking fighting in which seven people died, officials and witnesses said.

The clashes erupted at noon on the fringes of Dhobley and continued for about five hours. Witnesses said both sides used heavy machine guns, mortars and anti-aircraft guns.

Security official Major Mohamed Farah said: “Our forces took control of Dhobley and other contested areas and we killed several of the enemy fighters.” (more…)

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By Usman Manzoor
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The last quarter of 2010 claimed 3648 lives in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India in incidents of anti-state militancy.

Thirteen of them were killed everyday in Pakistan alone in some 282 incidents of violence, according to a report compiled by the Conflict Monitoring Centre (CMC). Over one thousand among these causalities were innocent civilians. (more…)

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MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan (AP) — The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.

“Or else,” said the caller.

Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough. (more…)

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