Pakistan’s security forces repel Quetta airbase attack

Pakistani police say 10 attackers were killed when security forces thwarted an assault on two air bases near the southwestern city Quetta.

Fighters armed with grenades and automatic weapons attacked the Samungli and Khalid bases on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, late on Thursday night.

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Taliban target police in Karachi

Karachi’s embattled police force recently passed a grim milestone — the killing of its 100th police officer this year, putting the force on track to exceed the 2013 toll of 166 police deaths, which was itself a record.

Some killings stemmed from the factors that have . . . → Read More: Taliban target police in Karachi

Protecting the democracy undemocratically

Determined to quell the protests of Tahirul Qadri and his supporters, the Punjab government — with, surely, the backing of the prime minister — has raised the stakes alarmingly.

A siege mentality combined with a reckless willingness to use the coercive power of the state against political opponents left the provincial capital, Lahore, in a . . . → Read More: Protecting the democracy undemocratically

Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

(By Tahir Khan) ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’ National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday ordered the country’s security forces to suppress all incursions by Pakistan and its security forces on Afghan soil.

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai presided over the meeting of key ministers, top military generals and intelligence officials in Kabul and reviewed the movement of Pakistani forces along . . . → Read More: Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

India’s unprovoked cross-border firing kills 2, injures 3

At least two Pakistanis were killed and three others, including a woman, were injured in the early hours of Monday when personnel from the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) fired shots across the Working Boundary near Sialkot into the Charwah sector, sources in the Chenab Rangers said.

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Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike

A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strike took place in Datta Khel, a town in North Waziristan where the Pakistani army has been carrying out a major offensive against local and foreign militants . . . → Read More: Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike

Terrorists kill a local saint

A roadside bomb killed a local religious leader in Pakistan’s restive northwest along with two others Monday, officials said, in the latest attack since the army began an operation to clear out militants from their stronghold.

Faqir Jamshed, who was in his mid-fifties, was considered a ‘saint’ by his . . . → Read More: Terrorists kill a local saint

Real operation will start after the military operation

All of Pakistan has its hopes set on operation Zarb e Azb. Soon entering its second month, operation Zarb e Azb headed by the Pak army is part of a comprehensive action plan to eliminate foreign and local terrorists hiding in North Waziristan.

Given that 400 terrorists have been killed and arms and ammunition recovered, . . . → Read More: Real operation will start after the military operation

Militants continue to suffer heavy damages

The Pakistani military said it killed 28 local and foreign militants in air strikes in the volatile northwest of the country on Sunday, as evidence emerged that civilians had died in previous strikes.

The bombing took place in the heavily forested Shawal valley, the military said in a statement.

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Details of Anti-militant operations by Pakistan army

(By SALMAN MASOOD) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One month into a military offensive to seize control of the tribal district of North Waziristan, the Pakistani military said Tuesday that it had extended its operation to the militant stronghold of Mir Ali, resulting in gunfights between soldiers and Islamist fighters . . . → Read More: Details of Anti-militant operations by Pakistan army