October 29, 2010

News from the Front: 10/269/2010 - Pakistan

Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement formally signed by both countries - Pakistan and Afghanistan signed the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement yesterday for boosting bilateral trade and exports. (READ MORE)

Taliban talks with rival Kurram tribe to access strategic Af-Pak border areas - The Taliban is negotiating a peace deal with the rival Kurram tribe to gain access to remote strategic areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. (READ MORE)

17 Taliban Militants Killed In Pakistan's Tribal Areas - Air strikes by helicopter gunships and a clash between militants and security forces in Pakistan's restive tribal belt near the Afghan border caused the deaths of 17 suspected Taliban militants and injured 16 others, said officials. (READ MORE)

Missile strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan - An American missile strike killed seven suspected militants close to the Afghan border, the latest in a surge of such attacks over the last two months. (READ MORE)

Gunmen in deadly attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan - Gunmen in southwest Pakistan on Friday set ablaze two trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing one person and wounding a child, police said. (READ MORE)

12 militants killed in Mohmand, Orakzai - Twelve militants were killed and several sustained injuries while a pro-government peace body member and a soldier were martyred in different clashes in Mohmand and Orakzai agencies on Thursday. (READ MORE)

Stark warning three months into Pakistan flood crisis - International aid agency Oxfam warned that three months into Pakistan's unprecedented flood crisis funds were drying up, putting millions at risk with swathes of farmland still under water. (READ MORE)

Despair of Pakistan's forgotten flood victims - Liaqat Babar, a farmer in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, sees just one escape from the hunger, loss and torment inflicted by the recent catastrophic floods. Suicide. (READ MORE)

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