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Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants

Jan. 06, 2022 04:25 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it’s a birthday without the birthday boy. Her son, Asfand Khan, was 15 in...

Military: 4 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in raids

Dec. 31, 2021 03:46 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided two militant hideouts in a former Taliban stronghold near Afghanistan, triggering shootings that killed four soldiers and two insurgents, the military said Friday. The first raid was carried our in the Tank district in the...

Militants gun down Pakistani soldier near Afghan border

Dec. 26, 2021 01:10 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants targeted an army post in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing a soldier in a firefight overnight, Pakistan's military said. The attack took place in the Shewa area of the district of North Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Pakistani gunmen attack police guarding polio team, 1 killed

Dec. 11, 2021 03:24 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked two police providing security for polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan, shooting and killing one and wounding the other, officials said Saturday. Mohammad Khurasani, spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, known as the Pakistani...

Mob attacks Pakistan police, fails to grab blasphemy suspect

Nov. 29, 2021 06:48 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob burned a police station and four police posts overnight in northwest Pakistan after officers refused to hand over a mentally unstable man accused of desecrating Islam's holy book, the Quran, authorities said Monday. No officers...

Pakistan says militants kill 2 soldiers near Afghan border

Nov. 28, 2021 01:19 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants targeted a Pakistani military post in the northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing two soldiers in a firefight, the army said in a statement. The Pakistani army's media wing said late Saturday that militants attacked a...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with Afghanistan

Oct. 27, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility for the attack in Lakki Marwat, a town in the Khyber...

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

Bomb hits security vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing 4

Oct. 20, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying security forces in a former stronghold of local militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing four, police said. The attack happened in Bajur, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on...