Saturday, December 20, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

UN: Record Afghan Civilians Killed

The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high this year, up 19 percent compared to last year.
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Drone Kills Five Militants In Pakistan

A U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border.
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UN Urges Taliban To Reduce Civilian Casualties

The United Nations has urged the Taliban to reduce civilians casualties in Afghanistan, but has seen no change on the ground.
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Pakistan Executes 2 Terror Convicts

Pakistan has executed two militants after it reinstated the death penalty in the wake of an attack on a school that killed more than 140 people, most of them children.
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Pakistan To Appeal Mumbai Bail

Government prosecutors in Pakistan say they will appeal an Islamabad court ruling granting bail to the man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
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Pakistan: 32 Militants Killed In Ambush

The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country's rugged northwest.
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Video Pakistan Ups Anti-Taliban Offensive

Pakistan's military says it has stepped up its offensive against Islamist militants, killing 57 rebels in fresh air strikes and sending troops deep into Taliban strongholds, two days after militants massacred 148 people, including 135 students at an army-run school.
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Mumbai Attacks Suspect Gets Bail

An antiterrorism court in Islamabad has granted bail to a man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
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Video Suicide Attack On Afghan Police

One police officer has been killed and at least two others injured in a suicide blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital.
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Afghan Spy Chief Bemoans NATO Pullout

Afghanistan's acting spy chief has blamed the dwindling number of NATO troops and a technology vacuum for the surge in militant attacks across the country.
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