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Pakistan Militants

Pakistan Police: Militant Leader Malik Ishaq Killed In Shootout

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious ...

Gunmen Kill 20 Workers At Dam Construction Site In Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTER | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in restive southwestern Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the d...

Inside Pakistan's Religious Schools (PHOTOS)

The Associated Press | MUHAMMED MUHEISEN | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Thei...

Pakistan Approves Military Courts For Terrorism Cases

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow military courts to prosecute terrorism-related cases in the latest government effort to ...

Pakistan Strikes In Tribal Regions Kill 31 Militants, Drone Kills 7

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as...


Zaheen Fatima | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Zaheen Fatima

We live within the same borders as these unlucky people, perhaps even a few kilometers away from their hell on earth, but as we cross over to the better half of our country, we easily forget the turmoil our personalized war on terror has caused to millions.

Nick Wing

12 Numbers That Show The Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's Devastating School Attack | Nick Wing | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

A group of Pakistani Taliban militants infiltrated a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday and opened fire on students and faculty. The resulting...

As Many As 100 Militants Killed In Airstrikes

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan early Sunday morning, off...

It's High Time to Quell the Insurgency in Pakistan

Madiha Shah Modi | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Madiha Shah Modi

A full scale military operation to rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism in the country's tribal belt has sparked a national debate, and defense analysts and experts on Afghan affairs and militancy have begun shedding light on the Karachi airport attack. Given that Pakistan has already reportedly suffered 49,000 casualties -- including the loss of more than 15,000 security personnel in its fight against homegrown insurgency -- and given the prospects of full throttle action against the militants in coming days, the government needs to focus on formulating an effective strategy to avoid civilian casualties in future situations. Hence, it is the high time to quell the insurgency through employing all the resources available.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

Drone Strike Kills Militant Leader In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone fired a pair of missiles at a militant hideout near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan on Friday, killing six ...

30 Soldiers, 100 Militants Killed In Pakistan Clashes

AP | RIAZ KHAN and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Four days of fierce fighting in northwestern Pakistan left 30 soldiers and nearly 100 militants dead as the army attempted to wr...

Pakistani Militants Using 8-Year-Olds In Bombings

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

Pakistani police have arrested 11 children accused of being involving in bombing attacks on behalf of a militant group, the Pakistani newspaper Dawn r...

Drone Strike Kill 16 Militants In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — U.S. drones fired four missiles at a compound of a Pakistani militant commander in a northwestern tribal region on Thursd...

Drone Strikes Kill 10 Militants In Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan Sunday, killing a total of 10 suspected ...

Dozens Of Militants Attack Pakistani Village

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 12 (Reuters) - Dozens of militants from Afghanistan crossed the border into Pakistan and attacked a village on Thursday, Pa...

Drone Strikes Kill 4 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan, killing ...

Militants Kill 13 Troops, Behead 7

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military cha...

Suicide Bomber Hits Rival Militant Base, Scores Killed

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber attacked the headquarters of a rival insurgent group in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 23 of its su...

31 Insurgents Killed In Pakistan Airstrikes

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A university professor allegedly sent a packet containing anthrax to the Pakistani prime minister's office in October, his spokesman...

More Drone Strikes In Pakistan?

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — U.S. drones fired missiles at two compounds in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing 16 alleged mil...

Missiles Kill 4 In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Drone-fired U.S. missiles killed four people in a northwestern Pakistani region controlled by the Haqqani militant network ...

Pakistani PM Deflects U.S. Pressure Over Militants

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's political leaders voiced their support Thursday for the country's powerful army in its destabilizing standoff with the Un...

U.S. Ambassador Sees Evidence Linking Militant Network To Pakistani Government

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad said in remarks broadcast Saturday that there is evidence linking the Haqqani insurgent network to ...

Gunmen Kill 5 In Attack On School Van In Pakistan

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen attacked a school van in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four children and the driver in an assaul...