September 1, 2010

News from the Front: 09/01/2010 - Pakistan

Pakistani jets kill 10 civilians, dozens of militants - At least 10 civilians were among 40 people killed when jet fighters and gunship helicopters targeted rebel hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Pakistani officials leaving in protest - A delegation of senior Pakistani military officials visiting the United States for a major defense conference headed home in protest Tuesday night after they said they were interrogated and rudely treated by security officials at Dulles International Airport. (READ MORE)

Pakistan army cancels US trip amid search dispute - Pakistan's military canceled a trip by officers to an annual meeting at U.S. Central Command after they were taken off a plane and subjected to "unwarranted security checks" at Dulles International Airport in Washington, a spokesman said Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan jets target militant hide-outs, 60 killed - Pakistan army jets and helicopters targeted militant hide-outs near the Afghan border, killing 60 people identified as insurgents or their family members, including children, security officials and a witness said Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Six get life term for plotting to kill Musharraf - An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment six men who had planned a suicide attack in 2008 to kill former president Pervez Musharraf and had accumulated a huge quantity of explosives for the purpose. (READ MORE)

UN Heads Appeal for More Pakistan Flood Relief - Although Pakistan's floodwaters are beginning to recede after the country's month-long drenching, the heads of several U.N. agencies say aid still is in urgent need across the country. (READ MORE)

Pakistan Army Cancels US Trip Amid Search Dispute - Pakistan's military canceled a trip by officers to an annual meeting at U.S. Central Command after they were taken off a plane and subjected to ''unwarranted security checks'' at Dulles International Airport in Washington, a spokesman said Wednesday. (READ MORE)

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