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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Militants kill 8 security personnel in northwest Pakistan

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:12pm by Associated Press in Peshawar

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar Pakistan army soliders take part in an offensive against militants in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province A group of militants attacked a security checkpoint ... administrator, Iqbal Khan, said the attack happened in Jamrud, a main town in the Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Security forces quickly retaliated and killed at least four assailants, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556082/militants-kill-8-security-personnel-northwest-pakistan
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan gunmen in fresh attack at checkpoint near Karachi airport

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karachi Around 10 gunmen attacked a security checkpost outside Pakistan’s Karachi airport on Tuesday, officials said, and were exchanging fire with troops, a day after a siege by the Taliban left 37 dead. The attack raises further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529293/gunmen-attack-checkpost-pakistans-karachi-airport
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf assassination plotter captured in Pakistani raid on Taliban

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... president Pervez Musharraf, officials said yesterday, as a US drone strike killed 15 militants near the country's border with Afghanistan. Adnan Rashid, a former air force officer, was arrested ... Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan. Three associates of Rashid were also captured, and were being questioning at an undisclosed location, the officials said. Rashid was hiding at the home after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555424/musharraf-assassination-plotter-captured-pakistani-raid-taliban
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... civilians were killed in Thursday's attack, including 20 women and 10 children. While villagers grieve, the incident has become a focus of rising anger among tribesmen who have fled to border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... border has been a hideout for years for Islamist militants. For years people from North Waziristan remained tight-lipped about life in a Taliban fiefdom, scared of being kidnapped or even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan’s new terror law ‘green light for abuse’, says HRW

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area on the Afghan border, was watered down. Originally the law would have allowed detention for 90 days and permitted security forces to open fire on anyone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546997/pakistans-new-terror-law-green-light-abuse-says-hrw
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan Offensive to root out militants in Pakistan's restive northwest on border with Afghanistan continues with reported deaths of 17 insurgents ... the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area bordering Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of families have fled to the town of Bannu, close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542448/pakistani-jets-kill-17-anti-militant-offensive
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... Spinwam village, detonating a car bomb when he was intercepted on the approach to a checkpoint, officials said, killing two soldiers and a civilian. The deaths bring to 12 the number of members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540298/passenger-killed-gunmen-open-fire-jet-landing-pakistan
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Foreign Islamist fighters exit tribal zone in Pakistan’s northwest

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Miranshah

    ... raising questions about the effectiveness of such an intervention. The exodus from the mountainous North Waziristan district on the Afghan border began in late May following Pakistani air strikes, ... into the mountains towards the Afghan border.” Senior security official On Wednesday night two US drone strikes hit the region killing at least 16 in the first such attack this year, fuelling suspicion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531483/foreign-islamist-fighters-exit-tribal-zone-pakistans-northwest
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... of thousands have also fled across the porous mountain border into Afghanistan, and there have been fears that key militants may have slipped out. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan

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