Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

‘Meteor’ causes panic in Pakistan’s mountainous north

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A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan’s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts. The incident occurred around 9:00pm, when citizens in the city of Gilgit and the surrounding Ghizer and Diamer districts ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

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FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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ECO sees connectivity as key to prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organisation member states agreed here on Wednesday to collectively combat terrorism and vowed to cooperate in fields like trade, energy and infrastructure development. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the ECO member countries needed to work as a unit for progress and prosperity. He said ...

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Pakistan Army launches second massive assault in Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani forces on Sunday killed several militants affiliated with Jamaat-ul-Ahrar after bombing their hideouts in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, media reported on Sunday. According to the reports, Pakistani troops “successfully” targeted the hideouts of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar across the border and inflicted huge casualties on them near the Rena area. ...

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Pakistan strikes ‘terror camps’ in Afghanistan

PAKISTAN AIR FORCE

ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistan Army officer confirmed that at least six different “terrorist camps” on the Afghan side of the Pak-Afghan border were destroyed yesterday by Pakistani artillery. According to the source, who asked not to be named, all the camps were located within 100 to 200 meters across the ...

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Pakistan kills more than 100 militants after Sufi shrine attack

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PAKISTAN killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday’s attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead. A suicide bomber blew himself up among devotees at the Sufi shrine in the town of Sehwan. Pakistan has reacted with raids across the country and by ...

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Islamabad girds up for ‘tough talk’ with Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing for ‘tough talk’ with Afghanistan in coming weeks when army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will travel to Kabul at the invitation of President Ashraf Ghani. Although Gen Qamar has in principle accepted Ghani’s invitation, he is waiting for the ‘appropriate time’ to visit Afghanistan in a ...

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UAE ambassador to Afghanistan, Governor Kandahar wounded in blast

KABUL: The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Afghanistan has been wounded in  the southeastern city of Kandahar in a bomb blast that also killed at least seven people. The attack on Tuesday, which took place during a meeting between senior officials and diplomats from the UAE embassy, wounded 17 ...

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