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2008-09-22 21:00:00

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S.

2008-09-22 12:00:02

By TOM MORGAN; TOM RAYNER Pakistan's president and Prime Minister were due to dine at the luxury hotel destroyed in a weekend bombing but changed their minds at the last moment, it emerged today.

2008-09-22 09:00:08

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday.

2008-09-21 12:00:07

By Stephen Graham and Nahal Toosi Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a dump truck packed with a ton of explosives outside the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital Saturday, setting off a fiery blast that shattered the hotel, killed at least 38 people and wounded hundreds, officials and witnesses said.

2008-09-18 18:00:21

By Nahal Toosi ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Air-fired missiles hit a militant compound near the Afghan border and killed at least six people Wednesday evening, officials said, soon after a senior American officer met with government leaders to discuss U.S. attacks inside Pakistan.

2008-09-18 12:00:14

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 17 September [Presenter] The Pentagon is to investigate civilian casualties during military operations [in Afghanistan] On his visit to Kabul, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said he had asked US forces to provide him with precise information about the air raid on Shindand District [of Herat Province] He has once again given an assurance about the USA's commitment to the struggle against terrorism and supporting the Afghan people.

2008-09-18 03:00:09

Missile attacks were launched Wednesday into Pakistan's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing several people, witnesses said.

2008-09-17 09:00:38

Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 17 September [Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: The mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate fired eight missiles on the airport in Fayzabad, the centre of Badakhshan Province, at 0115 [local time] this morning.

2008-09-17 09:00:19

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived in Pakistan where officials are upset over an anti-insurgent incursion by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Adm. Mike Mullen's arrival Tuesday from Iraq comes as relations between the two countries have been affected by the Sept.

2008-09-15 06:00:18

By From news reports A suicide bomber in a vehicle attacked a convoy carrying Afghan doctors working for the United Nations in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two doctors and wounding 15 other people, a police chief said.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.