Thursday, April 24, 2014


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistan: 37 Killed In Air Raids

A Pakistani official says air raids on insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border have killed 37 suspected militants and wounded 18.
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Abdullah Keeps Lead In Latest Afghan Presidential Results

The latest partial results from Afghanistan's presidential election show former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah maintaining a lead of more than 10 percent over his nearest rival.
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Pakistani Journalist Caught In The Cross Fire

Hamid Mir's reputation as one of Pakistan's most revered -- and loathed -- journalists has come into focus amid a public debate over who riddled his body with bullets.
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Three Americans Killed In Kabul Attack

Three Americans have been killed after a police officer opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital.
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Pakistan Bomb Kills Four, Including Ex-Police Officer

A bombing in Pakistan's port city of Karachi has killed four people, including a former police officer.
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Pakistan Jets Target Taliban Hideouts

Pakistani officials say its military has launched air strikes against suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border, killing at least 12 suspected militants.
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Four Afghan Police Reported Killed In Checkpoint Attack

Authorities say four police officers have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar.
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Afghan Election Officials Delay Results

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced it will delay the announcement of full results of the country's presidential election until April 26.
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Pakistani Military Wants TV Station Closed

The Defense Ministry has requested that Pakistan's top-rated television station be closed after it alleged that the intelligence agency was behind the attempted killing of a leading journalist.
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Afghan Ex-Commander Shot Dead

A former mujahedin commander from the days of the Soviet occupation has been shot dead outside his home in Afghanistan's eastern Logar Province.
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