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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...

2008-10-07 00:00:19

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. The attack Friday on the North Waziristan tribal region was believed to have killed several Arab fighters but government officials have been notably quiet. However, two Pakistani intelligence officials said insurgents were moving aggressively...

2008-10-07 00:00:19

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. The Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, was not present but his representatives said he was no longer allied to al-Qa'ida. The admission by a senior British Army commander, Mark Carleton- Smith, over...

2008-10-06 15:00:25

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Khost, 6 October: The Khost airport has been attacked with rockets. Taleban spokesman, Zabiollah Mojahed, told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that last night, the Taleban fired ten rockets on the Sahra Bagh airport in Khost Province, causing heavy casualties to foreign forces but the number [of casualties] is not clear. When the press office of the foreign forces in Kabul was asked about this, they denied the...

2008-10-06 09:00:34

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. According to a report, fire broke out inside the airport building, and the enemy suffered heavy casualties in addition to the loss of material. It is hard to know the exact number of...

2008-10-06 00:00:13

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. The United States has launched a flurry of strikes in recent weeks against suspected al-Qaida and Taliban targets in northwestern Pakistan, straining ties between the two anti-terror allies. Pakistan has been unable or unwilling to eliminate...

2008-10-05 15:00:17

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]. Taleban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yusof Ahmadi told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that today [5 October] the Taleban blew up two foreign Cruiser vehicles with mines in the Naghari area of Chehl Gazi District of Fariab Province, killing 16 foreigners on board. Meanwhile, about another similar incident, Ahmadi told AIP that...

2008-10-05 09:00:01

Text of report headlined "Pakistan urged to join winter offensive: US proposes joint patrols" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 5 October Washington, Oct 4: The United States is urging Pakistan to participate in a major winter offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda militants and also to undertake joint military patrols of its border with Afghanistan along with US, Nato and Afghan troops. At a recent video news conference at the Pentagon, a top Nato commander, Gen David...

2008-10-04 12:00:07

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan -- a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from...


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