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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. CNN, quoting a local intelligence official and witnesses, said seven residents died and three more were wounded when four missiles were fired from drones over South Waziristan, a tribal region the United States calls a haven for Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents. The attacks occurred as Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint...

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. A large number of German troops are stationed at the airport. According to a report, the enemy centre caught fire; however, there is no information on the number of casualties inflicted on the enemy. A large number of enemy...

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. 3 incursion, The New York Times reported. Since then the Pakistani military has said it will fire at any foreign forces involved in cross-border incursions. In the Sept. 3 incident, the United States for the first...

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. The attack happened in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar Province as the convoy was on its way to vaccinate people against polio, said the provincial police chief, Matiullah Khan. The blast killed two doctors and wounded 15 other people, including 10...

2008-09-14 06:00:15

Text of report "American tank hit a mine in Paktia Province" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 14 September [Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: A tank belonging to the invading American forces hit a mine planted by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate at 0910 this morning when their military convoy was passing though the Shabak Tangi area of Shewak District of Paktia Province. According to a report, the enemy tank was blown to pieces and all soldiers on board were killed in...

2008-09-14 00:00:10

By Raymond Whitaker War on two fronts AFGHANISTAN Raids by US forces based in neighbouring Afghanistan risk undermining Islamabad's new civilian government Pakistan's new President, Asif Ali Zardari, is facing demands to withdraw co-operation with the US in the "war on terror" amid rising anger at the increasing number of American attacks on Pakistani soil. There have been four so far this month, including the first acknowledged ground assault by US special forces based across the border...

2008-09-12 18:00:11

SECURITY officials in Pakistan said last night their forces had killed up to 100 militants on the Afghan border. An official said that "80 to 100 militants were killed in Bajaur; most of them are foreigners". There was no independent confirmation last night. The announcement came as it emerged President George W Bush had secretly approved US military raids inside Pakistan against the militants. US counter-terror operations along the border are highly unpopular in Pakistan, whose new...

2008-09-12 12:00:11

A suspected US missile strike killed 12 people in north-western Pakistan today. Intelligence officials said missiles struck a home near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region, before dawn. The officials said the death toll climbed from an initial eight to 12 as agents in the area reported more details of the attack. Another 10 people were injured. American forces in Afghanistan are stepping up their efforts to hit Taliban and al Qaida militants in what they...

2008-09-12 09:00:12

By Nahal Toosi Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday backed a harsh rebuke of the U.S. by the Muslim nation's military chief, a sign of a strain in relations seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks forged the two countries' anti-terror alliance. Pakistan's public show of anger with the U.S. comes amid revelations that President Bush secretly approved new U.S. military raids in that country. A former intelligence official told The Associated Press...

2008-09-12 00:00:09

Text of report by Pakistan's private television channel Geo News website on 12 September Washington: The United States has assured Pakistani officials not to launch strikes against Taliban in Pakistani-administrated regions bordering Afghanistan here on late Thursday [11 September]. This, Hussain Haqqani, Pakistani ambassador to US, told Geo News after he met with US frontline officials in Washington. He said "US officials have assured me not to launch strikes on Taliban hideouts by...