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  • People look at the wreckage of a passenger bus destroyed in a bomb blast in the Mastong district, near Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. A roadside car bomb hit a bus of Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran, killing several people and wounding many, in restive Baluchistan province, said a top security official. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistani air force pounds militant hide-outs

    The Pakistani air force pounded militant hide-outs near the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing dozens of people following deadly bombings against security forces in recent days.

  • A Pakistani police officer stands guard at checkpoint on a road leading to the site of bomb explosion in Bannu, Pakistan on Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. A regular Sunday morning troop rotation going into the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan was shattered by an explosion that killed tens of people, mostly paramilitary troops. The Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for placing the bomb on one of the trucks hired for the job. (AP Photo/Ijaz Muhammad)

    Taliban bomb kills 13 near main Pakistani army HQ

    A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near Pakistan's main military headquarters on Monday, killing 13 people just a day after the militants killed 26 troops inside an army compound in the northwest of the country, officials said.

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslims chant slogans during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, to condemn Thursday's deadly bombings in Quetta. Thousands of Pakistani Shiites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day on Saturday, blocking a main road with dozens of coffins of relatives killed in explosions to demand better security from the government. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Roadside bomb kills 14 Pakistani soldiers

    A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani army convoy Sunday in a mountainous militant stronghold in the northwest, killing 14 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks against the army in that sector, intelligence officials said.

  • Pakistan says U.S. drones killed senior Taliban figure

    Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** In this April, 20, 2007 file photo, Pakistani militant commander Maulvi Nazir meets his associates in South Waziristan, Pakistan, near the Afghani border. Five Pakistani security officials said the commander, Nazir, was reportedly among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the South Waziristan tribal region early Thursday. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)

    Pakistan says U.S. drones kill senior Taliban figure

    Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday.

  • Pakistani schoolgirls pray for the recovery of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for girls, at their schoolyard in Gujranwala, Pakistan, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in U.K. for care

    A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. Officials said she is stable and has a chance at "a good recovery."

  • Imran Khan (top left), a Pakistani cricket-star-turned-politician, addresses supporters during a peace march in Mianwali, Pakistan, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Thousands of Pakistanis joined by a group of U.S. anti-war activists headed toward Pakistan's militant-riddled tribal belt Saturday to protest U.S. drone strikes, even as a Pakistani Taliban faction warned that suicide bombers would stop the demonstration. (AP Photo/Jabbar Ahmed)

    Pakistan blocks anti-U.S. protest in tribal region

    The Pakistani military blocked a convoy carrying thousands of Pakistanis and a small contingent of U.S. anti-war activists from entering a lawless tribal region along the border with Afghanistan on Sunday to protest American drone strikes.

  • Pakistani military turns back peace convoy

    The Pakistani military blocked Sunday a convoy carrying thousands of Pakistanis and a small contingent of U.S. antiwar activists from entering a lawless tribal region along the border with Afghanistan to protest American drone strikes.

  • Pakistan’s military resists attempts to hold it accountable

    The footage was startling: A group of what appeared to be Pakistani soldiers gunning down several blindfolded men in a forested area.

  • Pakistani police commandos wait to enter an air force base in Kamra, about 85 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 16, 2012, after at least half a dozen militants attacked the base before dawn, sparking a heavy battle that killed two security personnel and left parts of the base in flames, officials said. (Associated Press)

    Taliban carry out brazen attack on Pakistan base

    Heavily armed Taliban fighters blasted their way into a Pakistani air force base with possible links to the country's nuclear program in a brazen assault that took two hours of fighting to put down, leaving a security officer and nine insurgents dead and underscoring the group's continued threat despite numerous military offensives.

  • Taliban video shows 17 beheaded Pakistani soldiers

    The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.

  • World Briefs: Afghan militants kill 13 Pakistani troops

    Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military charged Monday.

  • ** FILE ** Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (right) holds a rocket launcher with his comrades in Sararogha in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, along the Afghanistan border, in October 2009. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud)

    Militants decry attacks against Pakistani military

    Pakistan's leading militants have called on fighters to honor an agreement not to attack the Pakistani military in the most important sanctuary for the Taliban and al Qaeda along the Afghan border.

  • ** FILE ** Smoke rises after a reported NATO airstrike in Pakistan's tribal area of Mohmand, along the Afghanistan border, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pakistan Inter Services Public Relations Department)

    U.S.: Mistakes led to attack on Pakistani soldiers

    An investigation into a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month near the Afghan border has concluded that a combination of mistrust and bad maps led to the airstrikes on two Pakistani outposts, the U.S. Department of Defense and a NATO official said on Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** Pentagon press secretary George Little (center) takes part in an audio news conference with Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Clark of the Air Force Special Operations Command (pictured on a television top right) at the Pentagon on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

    U.S. cites 'misunderstanding' in deadly Pakistan operation

    The U.S. military on Thursday acknowledged serious mistakes in a cross-border operation last month that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and strained ties with the South Asian nation, but said U.S. forces had acted in self-defense.

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