Tag: Waziristan

Car Bomb Kills 8 Afghans From Unit Linked to C.I.A.

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight Afghan paramilitary soldiers were killed during an assault on a Taliban hide-out in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Wednesday. It was the latest of several clashes to take a heavy toll on the security forces as

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

Afghanistan intelligence agency says sources confirm death of Haqqani militant

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KABUL, Afghanistan –  Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Sunday its operatives have confirmed that the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network was killed in an airstrike in Pakistan, even as the Taliban vowed that he was alive

Tajik Officials: About 40 Dead in Fighting Between Troops, Militants

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Tajik officials say at least 12 troops have been killed in clashes with militants led by a former warlord accused of murdering a security services chief. A government statement said 30 rebel fighters were also killed in the fighting Tuesday

Roadside Bomb Kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has exploded in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing at least 11 people. The blast Wednesday struck a vehicle in Orakzai, one of the districts in the area along the Afghan border that is

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

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 10 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed 10 people in the country's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say two missiles hit a compound suspected of belonging to militants in the North Waziristan tribal

US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan

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Authorities say the attack happened Monday in Degan village in North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border. U.S. officials have never publicly acknowledged drone strikes against militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, but have anonymously confirmed such attacks to various news outlets.

CIA kills four in South Waziristan

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  The United States resumed its covert CIA drone campaign in Pakistan today, in an attack on two cars that killed at least four alleged militants. The strike – the 233rd of Obama’s presidency, according to the Bureau’s data – also