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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.
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.
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.
Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 8 October Explosion in Kandahar city inflicts casualties on foreign forces.
By The Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban are furious about the latest apparent U.S. missile strike in Pakistan, indicating a senior militant might be among two dozen people killed, officials and residents said Sunday.
By Patrick Cockburn THE FIRST serious talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban took place 10 days ago in Mecca under the auspices of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. During the discussions all sides agreed that the war in Afghanistan is going to be solved by dialogue and not by fighting.
Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Khost, 6 October: The Khost airport has been attacked with rockets.
Text of report "Rockets were fired on airport in Khost" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 6 October [Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: Eight rockets were fired by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate on Sarabagh Airport near the centre of Khost Province at 0010 [local time] this morning.
By The Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Militants on Saturday buried the bodies of Arab comrades who were among at least 20 people killed when suspected U.S. missiles hit a house near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.
Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kabul, 5 October: Mine blasts have destroyed two ISAF vehicles in Fariab and Kandahar [provinces].
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.