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2008-06-08 18:00:21

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ It began with an errant dog, and it's now culminated with the forced betrothal of 15 little girls, some of them as young as three, as compensation in a case of tribal feuding in a remote part of Pakistan. It's thought that around 20 people have died in the bitter quarrel, and the marriage offer of the girls is meant to end the bloodletting. Under a brutal custom, called Vani, the girls are being traded as settlement of a long-running dispute between two tribes. This...

2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-09-01 03:45:44

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-09-01 02:29:32

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - The body of an elderly rebel chieftain killed during a clash with Pakistani security forces last weekend was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (153 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-08-29 11:32:43

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed in the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday after prayers for a slain rebel leader, while a blast elsewhere killed three people, police said. Violent protests have erupted across gas-rich Baluchistan since nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Saturday in a government assault on his cave hideout in the remote hills of Pakistan's biggest but poorest province. Police...

2006-08-29 09:58:45

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed on Tuesday in Pakistan's Baluchistan province after prayers for a slain rebel leader and one policeman was killed, while a blast elsewhere killed three people, police said. Violent protests have erupted across gas-rich Baluchistan since nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Saturday in a government assault on his cave hideout in the remote hills of Pakistan's biggest but poorest...

2006-08-29 03:43:00

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen and security forces exchanged fire in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday as rioting erupted after prayers were held for a rebel leader killed at the weekend, police said. Several people were wounded, police said. Veteran Baluch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in a government assault on his cave hideout in remote hills in gas-rich Baluchistan province on Saturday. The government says his body has not been...

2006-08-29 02:21:56

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected rebels blew up a gas pipeline and electricity pylons in the gas-rich Pakistani province of Baluchistan as supporters of a rebel leader killed at the weekend prepared to hold prayers for him. Nationalist rebels have waged a low-key insurgency for autonomy and a greater share of profits from Baluchistan's resources for decades. The Monday night attacks appeared to be the first by the rebels since veteran Baluch nationalist leader...

2006-08-27 12:49:30

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least three people were killed as protests spread in Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province on Sunday, a day after a popular nationalist rebel leader was killed fighting government forces. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, 79, was killed on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest battles in years in Baluchistan, where nationalists have for decades complained the province does not get a fair share of profits from its resources....

2006-08-27 04:35:00

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Authorities in the Pakistani city of Quetta imposed an indefinite curfew and called in troops on Sunday as violent protests over the killing of a Baluch nationalist rebel leader spread. Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, 79, was killed in fighting with security forces on Saturday in what appeared to be one of the biggest battles in years in gas-rich Baluchistan province, where nationalists have been demanding a bigger share of resources....


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