Saturday, April 25, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistani Human Rights Activist Killed

A female Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the port city of Karachi.
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Ghani Orders Police Corruption Probe

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate why a United Nations-funded report on corruption in the police force was apparently ignored.
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Italy Cell ‘Inspired By Al-Qaeda’

Italian police have launched an antiterrorist operation against a network they said was inspired by Al-Qaeda and had its operational base on the island of Sardinia.
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Police Among Nine Wounded In Peshawar Bombing

A bomb fashioned out of flowerpots exploded outside a police station in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on April 24, wounding six policemen and three other people.
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Pakistan’s Sharif In Saudi Arabia To Discuss Yemen, Mend Ties

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has visited Saudi Arabia in an attempt to mend relations after Pakistani lawmakers rejected a Saudi request for military support against rebels in Yemen.
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Obama: Western Hostages Killed

The White House says two Western hostages were killed in a U.S. antiterrorist operation near the Afghan-Pakistani border in January.
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Afghan Taliban Opens Spring Offensive

Taliban fighters killed nine border guards, and an additional eight Afghan civilians died in a roadside bombing hours before the official start of the Taliban's "spring offensive."
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Pakistani Military Says Killed 47 Taliban

The Pakistani military said on April 23 that at least 47 Taliban fighters have been killed in air strikes over the last two days in the North Waziristan tribal area.
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Islamabad Vows To Step Up Security For China-Pakistan Corridor

Pakistan has reportedly assured China that it will establish a "special security division" for Chinese workers attached to the multibillion-dollar Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project in the country.
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Afghan Taliban Announces Spring Offensive

The Afghan Taliban has announced that the militant group will launch its annual spring offensive on April 24.
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