November 2, 2010

News from the Front: 11/02/2010 - Pakistan

Pak-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba splits to form deadly Punjabi Taliban in Afghanistan - Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) has split to form a new and more sophisticated Punjabi Taliban in Afghanistan's Kunar province, NATO and ISAF command in Afghanistan have confirmed. (READ MORE)

Pakistan, US at odds over talks with Taliban - Behind-the-scene peace talks in reconciliation process involving Pakistan, the US, Afghanistan and Taliban insurgents have made little progress because Pakistan and US differed over the question of who can be reconcilable, sources told Xinhua Monday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan-Afghanistan trade deal to be challenged in court - The government of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province will challenge in court a deal on the transit of goods between Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying it will only benefit India and Afghanistan. (READ MORE)

Taliban leader's brother killed in NW Pakistan - Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud's brother was gunned down Monday afternoon in North Waziristan tribal area, northwest Pakistan, local TV channels reported. (READ MORE)

Taliban Bombs Girls School In Pakistan - The ultra-orthodox Taliban militants, who are opposed to women getting modern education, have bombed a girls school in northwest Pakistan. (READ MORE)

US drone attack kills five 'militants' in Pakistan - At least five militants have been killed in a US drone strike in north-western Pakistan, intelligence officials say. (READ MORE)

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