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Pakistani intelligence officials say US drone has killed 3 militants near Afghan border

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said Friday. A pair of missiles fired from an unmanned drone hit the vehicle in a

Pakistani intelligence officials confirm US drone killed son of notorious Afghan militant

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that a U.S. drone strike last week near the Afghan border killed the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network, a major blow to one of the most feared groups

US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 27 people in three days

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Rockets fired from a U.S. drone killed 15 people in northwest Pakistan on Monday, intelligence officials said, an attack likely to add to tensions between Washington and Islamabad amid a standoff over NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The strike, the

Pakistan’s new spy chief starts this month

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 12 (UPI) — Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, the new head of Pakistan's spy agency — known as Inter-services Intelligence — takes up his post next Sunday. Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced the appointment of

Pakistan’s spy agency faces court ultimatum

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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan's all-powerful spy agency could face an unprecedented challenge from the nation's high court after a lawyer representing seven victims urged contempt of court charges Friday. The Supreme Court had given the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency

Pakistan to shoot down intruding US drones

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IRNA – Islamic Republic News Agency ISLAMABAD, Dec 13, IRNA — Pakistan will shoot down any US drone that intrudes its airspace as per new directives, a media report has quoted senior Pakistani official as saying. Daily ‘Nation’ reported that

New CIA station chief arrives in Islamabad

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The new undercover Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Islamabad station chief has arrived in Pakistan in a move that indicates the latest push by the two sides to repair troubled intelligence cooperation efforts. The new CIA Islamabad chief assumed charge a