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By BBC News

A joint US-Afghan inquiry has confirmed that a number of civilians were killed in recent fighting and US air strikes in the western province of Farah. (more…)

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By BBC News

Paramilitary troops are out in force in the Pakistani city of Karachi, with tension high a day after ethnic clashes killed at least 32 people.

There have been a number of fresh incidents of violence reported, including shots fired at the funerals of some of the victims.

The clashes are said to be between Urdu-speakers and ethnic Pashtuns.

Separately, President Asif Ali Zardari called for national unity in tackling militants in the restive north-west.

Pakistani troops this week launched operations in the Lower Dir and Buner regions to remove Taleban militants who had spread there from their stronghold in Swat.

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By BBC News

The Taleban in Afghanistan have publicly killed a young couple who they said had tried to run away to get married, officials say.

The man, 21, and woman, 19, were shot dead on Monday in front of a mosque in the south-western province of Nimroz.

Nimroz is an area where the Taleban have a strong influence.

Governor Ghulam Dastageer Azad told the AFP news agency the killings followed a decree by local religious leaders and were an “insult to Islam”.

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by BBC News

Five civilians and seven militants have been killed in north-west Pakistan in a suspected US missile attack, local officials say. (more…)

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by BBC News

Officials said a missile was launched by a suspected US aircraft in the North Waziristan tribal area.

Pakistan’s army says it is investigating the incident.

It would be the third attack in three days allegedly carried out by US forces, who have not officially confirmed their involvement. (more…)

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by BBC News

The attack happened at midday as Shia Muslims gathered at the hospital in Dera Ismail Khan district to mourn a local leader who had been shot dead.

There was also more fighting between militants and soldiers in the Bajaur district on the Afghan border.

The violence comes a day after Pervez Musharraf resigned as president.

Coalition parties are expected to meet to discuss later on Tuesday to discuss candidates to succeed him. (more…)

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By The Los Angeles Times

At least 14 people were killed Tuesday in the roadside bombing of a Pakistani military truck, an attack authorities blamed on Islamic militants.

The powerful blast occurred just outside Peshawar, the nearest large city to a tribal area along the border with Afghanistan that has been raked by fighting for nearly a week. (more…)

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