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2008-11-03 18:00:06

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging a top U.S. military commander to halt drone missile attacks targeting Taliban militants inside Pakistan. Zardari, meeting Monday in Islamabad with Gen. David Petraeus, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, said the attacks are causing problems for the government because they are highly unpopular with the public and are inflaming anti-American sentiment, ABC News reported. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of...

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2008-11-03 16:00:00

A French aid worker was kidnapped and two people who tried to help him were shot to death in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, authorities said. The kidnapping of Dany Ereteau appeared to be the latest in a string of abductions by criminal gangs. Egreteau, 32, was being driven to a meeting at the education ministry when his car was stopped by a group of armed men, the Times of London reported. An Afghan intelligence officer and a local man who tried to prevent the kidnapping were reportedly shot...

2008-10-29 15:00:11

Pakistan said it lodged a formal protest Wednesday over a U.S. missile attack in its territory and demanded a halt to any such strikes in the future. The Foreign Ministry told the U.S. ambassador that the missile strikes carried out against al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts in Pakistan were not only a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but counterproductive to U.S. goals as well, The New York Times reported. "The drone attacks have negative repercussions when the Pakistani government tries to...

2008-10-20 15:00:13

A suicide bomber struck a German military convoy in northern Afghanistan Monday, killing two German soldiers and five children, NATO officials report. The bomber was traveling on a bicycle when he detonated his explosives near Kunduz, Germany's Deutsche Welle reported. The German broadcaster said the Taliban has taken responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its Web site. "Acts such as this, which offer nothing but violence and death, will not deter us in our commitment to...

2008-10-12 09:00:18

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar, 12 October: Mine blasts have killed five civilians. Head of Shamlzo District of Zabol Province, Wazir Mohammad, told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that last Friday [10 October] after a clash between the police and the Taleban in this district, one tractor and a vehicle were destroyed in [two separate] mine blasts. Wazir Mohammad said the clash had taken place between Shamee and Kadkhail villages where a mine...

2008-10-11 12:00:10

By Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. missile attacks on suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest near Afghanistan are undermining the war on terror and "helping the terrorists," the Muslim nation's Foreign Ministry said Friday. The comments came as a suicide bomber attacked an anti-insurgent group in a northwest tribal area, killing at least 22 and wounding around 100 people. The Orakzai area tribesmen had gathered to plan the demolition of a militant base. Al-Qaida and...

2008-10-10 12:00:12

As Pakistani lawmakers sought ways to fight terrorism a suicide bomber hit an Islamabad meeting of tribal leaders preparing to take on the Taliban, police say. Pakistani police said 15 people died in Friday's attack on an open area meeting where tribal leaders were discussing forming a lashkar or militia to take on the Taliban, CNN reported. The public debate over terrorism appears to be taking on a new sense of urgency, the Washington Post said. On Thursday, Pakistani lawmakers met...

2008-10-10 09:00:21

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. missile strike targeted two areas in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border Thursday, killing at least nine people, intelligence officials said. The strikes appeared to be part of a surge in U.S. cross border assaults on alleged militant targets in Pakistan, which have strained ties between the two anti-terror allies. Two local Pakistani intelligence officials, citing reports from informants and agents, said...

2008-10-09 15:00:12

Two bombings targeting policemen Thursday rocked the Pakistani cities of Islamabad and Peshawar, killing 16 people and injuring 10, police said. Eleven people were killed near Peshawar in a roadside bombing of a prison van, authorities said. In addition to policemen and prisoners, the dead included four schoolchildren traveling in a passing bus, authorities said. Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, where al-Qaida and Taliban militants reportedly have bases....

2008-10-08 15:00:29

Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 8 October Explosion in Kandahar city inflicts casualties on foreign forces. [Taleban spokesman] Qari Yusof Ahmadi: The invading foreign forces suffered heavy casualties when they tried to defuse a mine planted by the mojahedin in Seman Pol area in 6th ward of Kandahar city yesterday [8 October]. According to a report, the mine was planted in front of the house of a government contractor in the area and when the foreign forces...


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