Militants against Militants

Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

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Kaboom!! Tit for tat

At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by asuicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday’s elections, according to Afghan officials.

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Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace

The on-going offensive by Karachi’s security forces is crippling militant and criminal networks, security officials say, citing various successes.

Security officials have arrested thousands of suspects and killed dozens of militants since the September 5 launch of the operation, Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat told Central Asia Online.

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Altaf feels Army only solution for Karachi

Once a staunch opponent of deployment of military troops in Karachi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain called upon the Nawaz Sharif government on Tuesday to hand over the city to the army for maintenance of law and order.

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Violence against Polio vaccinators in Pakistan

What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?

On Sunday 16 June, gunmen on motorbikes shot dead two polio workers carrying out a vaccination drive in Peshawar, a crowded city in Pakistan’s north-west. One of the men who died was a schoolteacher, the other a paramedic. Both left behind . . . → Read More: Violence against Polio vaccinators in Pakistan

Dutt to serve prison sentence

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has returned to jail to serve his sentence for firearms offences linked to 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.

The actor gave himself up at a court in the western Indian city.

Dutt has already served 18 months of a five-year term for illegally possessing a rifle and . . . → Read More: Dutt to serve prison sentence

3 MQM activists killed in various attacks in Karachi

Around a dozen people, including three activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were killed in different parts of the city on Wednesday, police said.

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13 people die from sectarian violence in Orakzai

A bomb ripped through a passenger van in the Orakzai tribal agency on Wednesday, killing 13 tribesmen of the same clan in an attack apparently motivated by sectarian hatred.

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Suicide bombers kill 20 in Pakistan

Suicide bombers targeting a paramilitary brigadier killed at least 20 people in the Pakistani city of Quetta Wednesday, apparently to avenge the capture of an al Qaeda leader, a security official said.

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Trial of 85 Qaeda suspects begins in Saudi

Eighty-five Al-Qaeda suspects went on trial in a special Saudi security court on Sunday in connection with deadly attacks carried out in the kingdom, state news agency SPA said.

The defendants face charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda, of taking part in attacks on public buildings and residential compounds, and of smuggling and possession of weapons, . . . → Read More: Trial of 85 Qaeda suspects begins in Saudi