Monday, October 20, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Iran Summons Pakistani Envoy

Tehran summoned the Pakistani ambassador to demand that Islamabad stop "terrorists and rebels" from crossing into Iran's border province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
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Iran Says Militants Entering From Pakistan

An Iranian military official says Tehran has proof that militants are entering Iran from Pakistan to carry out attacks.
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Afghan Troops, Police Chief Killed In Blasts

A suicide car bomber targeting an Afghan security convoy has killed at least three members of security forces, while a roadside bomb killed a district police chief.
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Turkey, Afghanistan Ink Strategic Pact

Turkey and Afghanistan have signed a strategic cooperation agreement outlining commitments on cooperation in the areas of security, reconstruction, trade, and investment.
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Iran, Pakistan Troops Die In Shootout

Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer have been reported killed in a shooting incident.
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Pakistani Clerics Condemn IS Actions

A group of leading clerics in Pakistan has condemned the Islamic State (IS) group amid concern that it could find recruits among Islamist militants in the country.
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Sentence Upheld For Christian 'Blasphemy' Convict In Pakistan

A court in eastern Pakistan has upheld the death sentence of a Christian women convicted of blasphemy four years ago.
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Russian Security Chief Meets Rakhmon

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Tajikistan's president to discuss measures to improve security on the Central Asian nation's border with Afghanistan.
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Militant Leader Killed In North Afghanistan

A leader of the Jundullah militant group has reportedly been killed in northern Afghanistan
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Two Afghan Lawyers Killed In Bomb Attack

Two Afghan lawyers in Puli Khumri, the capital of the country's northern province of Baghlan, were killed in a bomb attack, the latest in a string of targeted killings in Afghanistan.
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