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Pakistan says Fends Off Attack by Suicide Bombers on Military Camp

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 26 – Four heavily-armed suicide bombers attacked a military facility in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and killed two soldiers, but failed to storm a busy mosque inside, the army said. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (TTP-JA), claimed responsibility for the attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand Agency

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Bus Blast Kills 15 Government Employees in Northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 16 – A bomb on a bus carrying government employees in the Pakistani city of Peshawar killed 15 people on Wednesday, officials said, and a militant group claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for death sentences passed against Islamists. The attack took place on a main road after the bus picked up

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Pakistani University Reopens After Attack; Teachers Allowed Guns

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Feb 15 – The university in northwest Pakistan where Taliban gunmen killed at least 20 people last month reopened for classes on Monday with teachers—but not students—allowed to carry weapons. Pakistani Taliban militants have threatened more assaults on schools and universities since the Jan. 20 attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, fueling

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Blast at Government Office in Pakistan Kills 21

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 29 – A suicide bomber attacked a government office in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70, officials said. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack on a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), which issues government ID

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Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 100 people including its neighbors

Reuters 10/26/2015 KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 24 people while 76 were killed in neighboring Pakistan, officials said. The death toll could climb because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range area where the

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