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Pakistan Terrorism

Plane Comes Under Fire At Pakistani Airport, Casualties Reported

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the...

It's High Time to Quell the Insurgency in Pakistan

Madiha Shah Modi | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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.

Pakistan Should Launch War to Get Rid of Taliban -- Not Halfway, but Once and for All

Saeed Qureshi | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Saeed Qureshi

If the rulers cannot ensure the safety of the people, then better they resign and quit power. The present government's endeavors to build a bridge of understanding with the Taliban are a mere waste of time. The Taliban, who have scant regard for the sanctity of human lives, do not deserve -- nor should be shown -- any mercy. If the government is reluctant to unleash a ruthless crackdown on the Taliban, then let the army on its own volition take this most indispensable onslaught and finish the job of eliminating these latter-day assassins once and for all. Otherwise, Pakistan is doomed and will remain subservient to the killing sprees and criminal and bulging demands of these murderous thugs.

Taliban Claims Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

(Adds details) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a sq...

Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack On Karachi Airport

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people wer...

Official: Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan's busiest airport with machine guns and a rocket laun...

Pakistani Man Risks Live To Keep MASSIVE Moustache

Agence France Presse | Jennie Matthew | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Pakistani businessman Malik Amir Mohammad Khan Afridi has been kidnapped, threatened with death, forcibly displaced and lives apart from his family: a...

Dozens Killed After Bombs Rip Through Busy Market In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A pair of bombs tore through crowds of shoppers at a busy market in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 39 people, offic...

New Wave Of Deadly Bombings Ahead Of Pakistani Vote

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend's election killed three people Friday in northwest...

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Truck Bomb Kills 11 In Pakistani Market

AP | ANWARULLAH KHAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

KHAR, Pakistan -- A truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people, as security conc...

Al Qaeda Cooperators Give Inside View Of Terror Group

AP | By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- By the time a wayward kid from Long Island named Bryant Neal Vinas joined al-Qaeda in 2008, the sight of trainees swinging from monkey bar...

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

There is, in fact, nothing new in the way Islamabad has been squeezing Washington lately. It has a long record of getting the better of U.S. officials by identifying areas of American weakness and exploiting them successfully to further its agenda.

Pakistan in 2011: The Downward Spiral Continued

Saad Khan | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Compared with the previous year, Pakistanis did not see any improvement in their lives in 2011. The downward spiral continued and life became tougher. One can only hope that the year 2012 will bring some relief to their sad faces.

Pakistan's Terror Problem is Beyond the Taliban

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

The war in Afghanistan has provided a golden opportunity for Pakistan to manipulate Islam and turn Afghanistan into a playground for its national interest.

Clinton To Pakistan: We Will Pursue Militants With Or Without Your Help

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Obama administration delivered a blunt warning Thursday that the United States will do what it must to go after milita...

A Dirge for the Dreams of Pakistanis

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Fahad Faruqui

On Pakistan's 64th year of independence, President Asif Ali Zardari said that five years is too little to resolve all the troubles the region has accrued in the past 45 to 60 years. Really?

Frustarted By Taliban Talks, Afghanistan Leaders Turn To Unlikely Ally

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government urged neighboring Pakistan on Sunday to take concrete steps to help end the Taliban insurgency and us...

GOP Senator Weighs Military Action Against Pakistan

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday that the U.S. should consider military action agains...

Trick Trike Bomb Causes Deadly Blast In Busy Market

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb planted in a child's tricycle exploded outside a shop in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 11 peop...

Consensus, Not Conflict

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Politicians negotiating positions, impassioned youth taking to the streets, public debate about important issues -- these are the signs that the people of Pakistan have embraced democracy, not that they are turning it away.

Gunmen Ambush Minibus With Shiites In Quetta, 11 Killed

AP | Posted 09.29.2011 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying minority Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 11 people in w...

U.S. And Pakistan Officials Dispute Killing Of Senior Militant

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. and Pakistani officials disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent mis...

Is Terrorist's Testimony Credible? Government Witness In Mumbai Terror Trial Questioned

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An admitted American terrorist who is the government's top witness in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused in the deadly 2008 Mu...

Terrorist Names Other Spots He 'Liked' For Future Attacks During Chicago Trial

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Defense attorneys on Wednesday scrutinized the relationship between an admitted American terrorist and the Chicago businessman accused...