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2008-09-24 00:00:13

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said Monday. A hotel official, however, denied there were any plans for a government dinner.The attack that killed 53 people - including the Czech ambassador and two U.S. Defense Department employees - and wounded hundreds came at a time of strains in the U.S.-Pakistani...

2008-09-23 12:00:02

By CHRIS BRUMMITT By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan U.S. helicopters flew into Pakistan's border region, but returned to Afghanistan after troops and tribesmen opened fire, intelligence officials said Monday. Washington denied the account. The alleged incident late Sunday threatened new rifts between the United States and its key ally against terrorism days after a truck bomb struck a luxury hotel in Islamabad, killing 53 people. Late Monday, Dubai-based...

2008-09-23 06:00:09

Pakistan's military is threatening to shoot U.S. troops if they launch another raid into Pakistan's territory. Whether the threat is real or meant solely for domestic consumption, there is a real danger of miscalculation that would be catastrophic for both countries. President Bush's decision to authorize Special Operations forces in Afghanistan to go after militants in Pakistan's lawless border region was a desperation move. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen,...

2008-09-22 21:00:09

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. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador. The truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames before they, the...

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. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador. The truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames before they, the...

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. Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik did not explain why they decided to move to the premier's house on Saturday, but said the decision was kept secret. Suspicion has fallen on al Qaida or the Pakistani Taliban for the blast at Islamabad's Marriott hotel. But a spokesman for Pakistan's top...

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. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador. The truck sat burning and disabled at the hotel gate for at least 3 1/2 minutes as nervous guards tried to douse the flames...

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. The targeting of the American hotel chain was one of the largest terrorist attacks ever in Pakistan and came at a time of growing anger in Pakistan over a...

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. The airstrike was likely to further fan anger among Pakistanis over a surge in cross-border operations by U.S. forces that have strained the two countries' seven-year alliance against militants. Pakistani...

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....