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Pakistani military says it achieved major victory in mountain assault 4.7.2015 Washington Post
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military says it achieved a major strategic victory over Islamist militants hiding in the Shawal Valley, a thickly forested area bordering Afghanistan thought to be among the last few refuges here for al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.Read full article ...
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From Syria to Bosnia: Isis and its affiliates around the world 3.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Islamic State’s rampage through Iraq was soon followed by jihadi groups aligning themselves with and pledging allegiance to the militant group

Islamic State’s incursions in Iraq and Syria have left large areas of both countries under the militant group’s control. The extremists’ beheadings of western hostages sparked outrage across the world. But since its military successes, other jihadi groups have flocked to affiliate themselves with the radical movement.

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Pak Army ends offensive in Khyber tribal region 3.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, July 3 : The Pakistani Government and security officials have said that the army has successfully ended the massive offensive in Khyber tribal region, eliminating the militants and blocking their crossing points on the borders with Afghanistan.
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Afghan general arrested for trafficking heroin 2.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KABUL : An Afghan army general has been arrested by police for trafficking around 19 kilograms of heroin powder, officials said on Wednesday. Brigadier General Abdul Samad Habib, the head of the recruitment division for the Afghan army in northern Balkh province was taken into custody in Baghlan province on Tuesday, as he attempted to smuggle illegal drugs in his vehicle, defence ministry ...
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Despite differences, Pakistan keen to work with Afghan President 2.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Despite a flurry of vitriolic statements by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistani officials say they are still willing to work with the Afghan leader. “We want Ashraf Ghani to succeed,” a top Pakistani security official told The Nation in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “However, the ground condition in Afghanistan is not to our liking or to that of the ...
Raking up the MQM-RAW link for brownie points 2.7.2015 Hindu: Home
Pakistan seems to be raising a calculated furore at a time when the MQM’s leaders are being investigated in the U.K. for possessing weapons and for money-laundering
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Border clashes injure two Pakistani soldiers in Angoor Adda 1.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR- Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces broke out today, officials said, killing at least one person and potentially undermining efforts by both sides to improve relations. One Afghan border policeman was killed in the fighting near the border town of Angoor Adda, Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in Kabul. Pakistan's military said two ...
Three TTP terrorists sentenced to death in Pakistan 30.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, June 30 : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Tuesday awarded the death sentence to three Taliban militants for killing four policemen during an attack on oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan.
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Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy near U.S. embassy in Kabul 30.6.2015 Washington Post
KABUL — A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of NATO foreign troops Tuesday on the road running between Kabul’s international airport and the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital, police and a NATO official said. Read full article ...
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Afghan minister postpones Pak visit citing 'security issues' at home 29.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, June 29 : Following a spate of bombings in Afghanistan, Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulomi has reportedly postponed his Pakistan visit, citing 'serious security issues' at home, the ministry has said.
23 militants killed in Fata airstrikes 29.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad - Security forces in airstrikes killed 23 terrorists including foreigners in areas close to Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency and North Waziristan on Sunday. According to ISPR, huge ammunition dumps blown up and hideouts of the terrorists were also destroyed in aerial strikes in Khyber Agency. The security forces are first time targeting the terrorists and their hideouts in areas ...
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US airstrikes kill militants threating international coalition forces 28.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Kabul: U.S. military air strikes have targeted militants who were threatening international coalition forces near the border in eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. forces spokesman said on Sunday. Most foreign forces withdrew from Afghanistan when NATO combat operations ended last year. Around 13,200 international troops are part of a new training mission, while a small contingent of U.S. troops is ...
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Airstrikes kill 10 militants in Shawal Valley 28.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
BANNU- Airstrikes today killed at least 10 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley, intelligence officials said, more than a month after security forces moved in on Pakistani Taliban strongholds in the region. The deeply forested ravines are a key smuggling route between Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, and are dotted with Taliban bases used as launch pads for attacks ...
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Like inviting troubles for nothing! 28.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
MS Khan PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s recent blatant views against the armed forces were no less than shocking for the democratic mindsets. Many behind-the-scene factors might have forced Zardari, who has otherwise emerged as believer of non-violence and torch-bearer of reconciliation, to outburst. Was his targeting the armed forces based on some intentions or just a pre-emptive move ...
PAT rejects govt’s security offer for Qadri 28.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek head Dr Tahirul Qadri is scheduled to arrive at Lahore airport from London on Monday morning (tomorrow), with the Punjab government offering him fool-proof security in view of the threat that he faces at the hands of the Taliban. Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan told reporters on Saturday that the Taliban posed a serious threat to the PAT leader and that the ...
Wars killed at least 149,000 people in Pak, Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014: Report 27.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, June 27 : Wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan have claimed the lives of at least 149,000 people between 2001 and 2014, a report released by a U.S.-based think tank said.
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Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy 27.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ROME - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday. Siyar Khan, 36, who is also suspected of involvement in a potential plot against Pope Francis, was arrested on terrorism charges as he stepped off a flight from Islamabad to Rome on Thursday evening. In a statement, police said they ...
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Addressing Afghan Concerns 27.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
The National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s intelligence service, spokesperson claims that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped the Taliban carry out an attack on parliament earlier this week, which claimed the lives of two people and injured 30 more. The allegations are serious and are a jarring note in an otherwise straightforward narrative of increasing cooperation ...
Taliban threatens utility company in heat-stricken Karachi 26.6.2015 Hindu: International
The Pakistani Taliban warned on Friday that it would target the country’s main electrical company if it did not end power outages
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India politicising UNSC Sanctions Committee: FO 26.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Islamabad on Thursday rejected New Delhi’s attempts to politicise the United Nations Security Council’s Sanctions Committee by raising unfounded allegations against Pakistan. The Foreign Office spokesperson, while commenting on the statement of Indian Ministry of External Affairs and media leaks that China has blocked India’s attempts in a UN Sanctions Committee ...
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