August 23, 2010

News from the Front: 08/23/2010 - Pakistan

29 killed in Pakistan; bombings occur in Taliban stronghold areas - Three bomb blasts killed 29 people Monday in northwest Pakistan, authorities said. (READ MORE)

ISI tells Taliban 'no flirting' with Karzai, Indians: report - Pakistan's military spy agency ISI has warned the Taliban not to open negotiations with the Hamid Karzai regime or the US without its permission. (READ MORE)

Pak arrested Afghan Taliban commander Baradar to scuttle deal with India, West - Pakistani officials have revealed that they had captured Taliban's operational commander Abdul Ghani Baradar in February to shut down his secret peace talks with the Afghan government. (READ MORE)

Blast at tribal meeting kills seven in Pakistan - Seven people were killed in a bomb explosion at a meeting of tribal elders in Pakistan's Kurram region near the Afghan border Monday, an official said. (READ MORE)

Floods test defenses for southern Pakistani cities - Emergency workers worked frantically Monday to shore up a system of levees protecting two southern Pakistani cities from floodwaters that have devastated wide swaths of the country, as a U.N. official warned that the crisis is "outrunning our relief efforts." (READ MORE)

Chaos as crowds flee Pakistan flood town - Thousands are fleeing - on bicycles, motorbikes, donkeys carts and trucks Tens of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in Sindh Province as the floodwaters engulf yet more villages and towns. (READ MORE)

Pakistanis brace for more destructive flooding - Residents of a southern Pakistani town fled rising flood waters on Saturday in a new frontline of a disaster that has raised questions about the stability of the U.S.-backed government. (READ MORE)

Thousands more flee flood in Sindh - Authorities evacuated tens of thousands from flood-threatened areas in the south on Sunday, but insisted that the 2.5 million people of Hyderabad were safe from the country’s worst-ever floods. (READ MORE)

Floodwaters Threatening the South of Pakistan - Surging waters are shifting flood damage southward in Pakistan, as the water level rises at one of the main flood barriers north of the city of Hyderabad, officials said Friday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan braced for more floods as aid tops $800 million - More than $800 million has been donated or pledged to help Pakistan's flood victims, the foreign minister said in Sunday, as hundreds of thousands of people in the south feared more destruction. (READ MORE)

3 bombs kill 36 in northwest Pakistan - Three bomb attacks in northwest Pakistan — two in tribal regions near the Afghan border and a third near the region's main city of Peshawar — killed at least 36 people Monday, officials and a witness said. (READ MORE)

Three killed in fresh Karachi violence - After a brief period of relative calm, violence broke out again in Orangi Town and its neighbouring areas on Saturday as at least three persons were killed in separate armed attacks. (READ MORE)

Pakistanis Tell of Motive in Taliban Leader’s Arrest - When American and Pakistani agents captured Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s operational commander, in the chaotic port city of Karachi last January, both countries hailed the arrest as a breakthrough in their often difficult partnership in fighting terrorism. (READ MORE)

Officials: US drones kill 6 in northwest Pakistan - Suspected U.S. missiles fired from an unmanned drone killed six militants Saturday in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. (READ MORE)

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