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By Asif Shahzad
Associated Press

ISLAMABAD – A suicide car bomber attacked a prison van while gunmen torched six NATO oil tankers in separate strikes Saturday that killed four Pakistani police officers and wounded 10 others, authorities said.

The army, meanwhile, kept up its pressure on the Pakistani Taliban in the tribal belt, killing 20 suspected fighters, while apparent U.S. missiles killed five alleged insurgents in a nearby northwest region, officials said. (more…)

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By BBC News

At least seven people have died after militants attacked the US consulate in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar.

There were several explosions in the area near the consulate and buildings collapsed. A gun battle between police and the attackers followed.

Pakistan’s main Taliban faction said it had carried out the raid.

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By Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani troops have repulsed an attack by dozens of armed Taliban militants on a checkpoint close to the Afghan border in fighting that killed six soldiers and at least 20 insurgents. (more…)

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By ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ

Published: July 21, 2009

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan is objecting to expanded American combat operations in neighboring Afghanistan, creating new fissures in the alliance with Washington at a critical juncture when thousands of new American forces are arriving in the region. (more…)

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