October 28, 2010

News from the Front: 10/28/2010 - Pakistan

Gunmen Attack Japanese Consular Car in Pakistan - Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a Japanese consular vehicle in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, wounding two local employees and underscoring the fragile security in the country. (READ MORE)

US Missile Strikes in 24 Hours Kill 14 in Pakistan - American unmanned planes fired two missiles at a house in a Pakistani tribal region close to the Afghan border on Thursday, killing seven alleged militants, the latest in a barrage of such attacks, intelligence officials said. (READ MORE)

Pakistani criminal justice system proves no match for terrorism cases - To find the office of the prosecutor in charge of putting Islamabad's bomb builders and terrorist masterminds behind bars, visitors must wend their way through the midday bustle of shoppers and descend into a dingy basement alcove, next to the Valley Tour travel agency. (READ MORE)

Drone strikes kill 8 in northwest Pakistan - Two suspected drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region Wednesday killed eight suspected militants, intelligence officials said. (READ MORE)

Seven killed in Waziristan drone strikes - Seven suspected militants were killed on Wednesday in two US drone strikes in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, a local official said. (READ MORE)

Militants behead ‘fake’ Taliban in Mohmand - Militants beheaded three “common criminals” allegedly masquerading as Taliban while stealing and kidnapping for ransom, a local official and residents said. (READ MORE)

Taliban in peace talks with Pakistani tribe - The Taliban are negotiating a peace deal with a Pakistani tribe in the northwest, tribal elders said on Thursday, that could give militants access to remote strategic areas on the Afghan border. (READ MORE)

Of Taliban and floods - In early September 2010, the guns of four Pakistani police special commandos glinted in the afternoon sun as they walked past the rubble that had once been Yasmin’s home on the banks of the River Kabul in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). (READ MORE)

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