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Gunmen kill 2 policemen, polio worker in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said. No one immediately...

Pakistan sends 50-member team to Kabul to discuss cease-fire

Jun. 01, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government on Wednesday sent a 50-member delegation of tribal elders to Kabul to negotiate an extension of a truce with the Pakistani Taliban that expired this week, two security officials said. Talks between the two sides that led to cease-fires in the past have been...

Pakistan's ex-PM defends decision to call off planned sit-in

May. 27, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan defended Friday his decision to call off a planned, opened-ended rally and sit-in this week in the capital, Islamabad, saying he wanted to avoid more violence. Khan spoke at a news conference in the...

Pakistan's defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for over three and half years, was ousted in a...

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

May. 17, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout Tuesday in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest, the military said. In a statement, it said the militants were killed in North Waziristan, a district in the...

Suicide bomber kills 6, gunmen kill 2 Sikhs in NW Pakistan

May. 15, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing near a security forces vehicle killed three soldiers and three children in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan on Sunday, while gunmen shot dead two minority Sikhs in Peshawar, officials said. A military statement said the...

Militants ambush Pakistani troops in northwest, killing 7

Apr. 15, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed a Pakistani military convoy in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban near the Afghan border, triggering an intense shootout in which seven soldiers and four insurgents were killed, the military said Friday. A statement from the...

2 Pakistani officers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Apr. 12, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed Pakistani troops in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, triggering an intense shootout in which two officers and two insurgents were killed, the military said Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack...