October 26, 2010

News from the Front: 10/26/2010 - Pakistan

Pak Taliban set to make Afghan move - Fearing an offensive by the Pakistan army on their last bastion of North Waziristan, Pakistani Taliban have threatened to move into Afghanistan and launch an 'unending war' from there. (READ MORE)

'Taliban schools' in Karachi promising kids 'heaven' if they turn suicide bombers - The Taliban have set up "schools" on the outskirts of the city, where they deliver lectures and sermons in an attempt to brainwash innocent youngsters and convince them to join their ranks, revealed 16-year-old Mohammad Salaam, the would-be suicide bomber who was arrested in a police raid yesterday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan has role in Afghan solution, says Holbrooke - Pakistan has a role to play in Afghan reconciliation process and a political element is important to resolving the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, according to a senior US envoy. (READ MORE)

6 Militants, 1 Pakistan Soldier Killed in Fighting - A government official says six Islamist militants and a Pakistani soldier have been killed in a gunbattle near the Afghan border. (READ MORE)

Most Orakzai purged of militants: FC - The security forces have cleared almost 90 percent area of Orakzai Agency of terrorists, as over 600 terrorists were killed and more than 60 security men martyred in the operation, Geo News reported Tuesday. (READ MORE)

Security forces in Mohmand, Orakzai kill 11 militants - Security forces have killed 11 militants in separate operations in Mohmand Agency and Orakzai Agency in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Monday. (READ MORE)

Three injured in stone-pelting, strike hits normal life – INDIA - Two policemen and a girl were injured on Monday in stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley where normal life was disrupted in some parts following a shutdown called by the hardline Hurriyat Conference. (READ MORE)

Six militants, one soldier killed in Orakzai fighting - Six militants and a Pakistani soldier were killed in a gunbattle in the Orakzai tribal region, a government official said. (READ MORE)

'Govt to decide timeline of N Waziristan operation' - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that more than 34, 000 troops have been deployed in the North Waziristan tribal region and it is now for the government to decide the timeline of the operation in the area. (READ MORE)

Pakistan border region becomes terror epicenter - It's a land of daunting mountains, crisscrossed with rugged paths. Tucked in the valleys, families live a subsistence existence in mud houses secluded behind 10-foot-high walls, cooking over open fires and sleeping under the sky. (READ MORE)

Anti-militant protest bubbles up in Pakistan - Hundreds of local residents fed up with militants in northwestern Pakistan protested against the Taliban and al Qaeda on Saturday, demanding their ouster from the region, a protest leader told CNN. (READ MORE)

Pakistan says army airstrikes kill 12 militants - A local government official says Pakistani army airstrikes have killed 12 suspected insurgents near the Afghan border. (READ MORE)

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