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Pakistan army: 5 militants, soldier killed in shootout in NW

Dec. 05, 2022 09:37 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed five insurgents and a soldier, the military said Monday. The shootout happened in North Waziristan, a...

Explosion in northwest Pakistan coal mine kills 9, injures 4

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine miners and injuring four others, a government official said. The explosion happened in a remote area in Orakzai, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Ambush, army raid leave 6 police, 2 troops dead in Pakistan

Nov. 16, 2022 09:11 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Armed militants on Wednesday ambushed a routine police patrol in northwestern Pakistan, killing all six policemen in the vehicle, while a shootout with gunmen elsewhere in the volatile region killed two soldiers, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban...

Pakistan's election commission bars ex-PM Khan from office

Oct. 21, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s elections commission on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Imran Khan from holding public office for five years, after finding he had unlawfully sold state gifts and concealed assets as premier, officials said. The move is likely to deepen...

Army: 2 Pakistani soldiers, 7 militants killed in shooutouts

Oct. 04, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants with small arms attacked a convoy of Pakistani security forces near the northwest border with Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that killed two soldiers and three insurgents, the military said Tuesday. The firefight happened near...