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Christian Science Monitor | Owais Tohid | June 22, 2011

A 9-year-old girl says she was kidnapped in Pakistan by Taliban with the intent of forcing her to be a suicide bomber. She escaped, but her experience raises concerns about the use of children by militants.

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Outraged southern Afghan villagers said today that a pre-dawn airstrike killed three children and a man in the latest case of civilian deaths at the hands of Western troops.

The U.S. military said it had killed four insurgents on motorcycles in that area and could not confirm any civilian fatalities.

Residents of Kowuk were seen bringing the bodies of three boys and a man to the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor from their village, 12 miles north of the provincial capital, Kandahar city. (more…)

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05 Aug 2009 12:16:55 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud alive
* Two militants killed, security official says (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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By Sajjad Tarakzai – 1 day ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for the first suicide attack in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, as officials said 17 suspected militants were killed in government operations. (more…)

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By BBC NEWS

Authorities in north-west Pakistan say they have found the bodies of 22 tribesmen who were kidnapped by local Taleban militants on Monday.

The men were seized in South Waziristan tribal area by fighters loyal to top Taleban leader, Baitullah Mehsud.

They belonged to a rival tribe considered by some to be friendly to the government, officials said. (more…)

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Pakistan Angry as Strike by U.S. Kills 11 Soldiers
By CARLOTTA GALL and ERIC SCHMITT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American air and artillery strikes killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers during a clash with insurgents on the Afghan border on Tuesday night, a development that raised concerns about the already strained American relationship with Pakistan.

The strikes underscored the often faulty communications involving American, Pakistani and Afghan forces along the border, and the ability of Taliban fighters and other insurgents to use havens in Pakistan to carry out attacks into neighboring Afghanistan. (more…)

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