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  • Militants change strategy for targeting government officials in Pakistan

    01/26/2014 4:56:32 PM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 27 January 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Lower Dir, 27 January 2014, Militants have changed their getups and they move to different residential areas after the operation in Fata and Baluchistan. Some of them start using shirts, paint to show him as modern. Some of militants also remove the hair and beard to hide their self in local communities. According to the source, militants left the tribal areas and use Bannu, DI khan and Hangu move other parts of Pakistan, they used unknown and unfamiliar ways of escaping the area. Some of them move also explosive vehicle for targeting government official. The source confirmed that the decision...
  • So called Bullet Proof cannot protect us from Terrorist Attacks

    01/14/2014 7:39:07 PM PST · by musarratullah · 3 replies
    own | 15 January 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 15 January 2014 Peshawar Police official issue warning to wear the Helmet and Jacket during official duty, but the official want to kill us through terrorism, because the Helmet and Jacket didn’t protect us saying the Peshawar Police officer whose want to didn’t mention his name because he worried that police official will target him after telling the truth to the media. According to him the EX IGP Malik Naveed buys the weapon, Helmet and Jacket for the KP police, but that’s not protecting us from bullets. He said that every police officer bring 25 kilograms Jacket , that...
  • Fire burns the old cloth market in Peshawar, 1 killed 3 injured

    01/11/2014 3:27:12 AM PST · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    own | 11 January 2014 | Musarrat Ullah Jan
    Peshawar, 11 January 2014, Electrical short circuit has burned the market in Peshawar, in the result of collapse of wall one person killed while three injured in the fire. The fire burns Saturday early morning in an old cloth market near Nothia Bazaar. According to the local police officer Sardar Hussain we received call on 4.45 that fire on two shops burn the shops and fire also damaged other shops. After the call we inform the Rescue worker and we reached the spot. The officer informs that we try to vacate the houses near to the market because fire burn...
  • 4 member of the Bomb Disposal Unit lost lives in Peshawar

    12/16/2013 3:06:15 AM PST · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own | 16 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 16 December 2013 “We lost our teacher in the blast, whose teach us how to defuse the IED “. It’s the wording of police cops who’s attached with a bomb disposal unit in Peshawar, whose didn’t want to show himself because of security reason. After the blast in police van at Sheikh Mohammadi road, he reached to the spot and when he hears about that in charge bomb disposal unit along with 4 other police member of BDU lost lives, he starts weeping. He was angry that robot and vehicle which are given to the police department by US...
  • KPK doctors ended their strike against the kidnapping of the doctors

    12/13/2013 11:09:08 AM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 14 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, the Provincial doctors association has ended their protest after meeting with chief minister Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Parvez Khattak. The announcement comes after a meeting in chief minister house on Saturday night. According to the detail groups of the doctor’s coordination committee has met the chief minister and discuss issues of the doctor safety & security. They also inform the CM KPK about the current situation of the doctor’s protest and said that doctors in KPK feel insecure after the kidnapping incident of Dr Amjad Takweem & Dr Mujahid Bangash. After these doctor kidnapping incidents provincial doctor associations & young doctors...
  • Why Grand Rapids Resident Tom Lee Says FBI Owes Him $25 Million for Osama bin Laden's Capture

    11/03/2013 4:23:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 03, 2013
    In 2003, eight years before Osama bin Laden was found and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs, Grand Rapids resident Tom Lee says he told federal investigators exactly where to find the world’s most wanted terrorist. That should qualify Lee for the $25 million award being offered for the successful capture of bin Laden, according to a letter his lawyers have sent to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James B. Comey. “It disturbs me, and it should disturb every American, that I told them exactly where bin Laden was in 2003, and they let him live another eight years,” Lee said...
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 52 at Pakistan (Christian) church

    09/22/2013 3:43:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2013
    A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 52 people and wounded over 100 Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. The bombing underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks a peace deal with domestic Taliban militants. It occurred as worshipers were coming out of the church in Peshawar city after services ...
  • Tehreek Taliban Pakistan has threatened tribe in Khyber agency

    09/23/2011 8:32:21 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 24 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 24 September 2011, Taliban has threatened the Koki Khel Tribe of Khyber agency for targeting, threat given through poster which was slump in Shah Kas area of Khyber agency. According to Tehreek Taliban Poster they will target the mosques, memorial services and the Hujra (living places) of Koki Khel tribe in Khyber agency. Taliban blame in their Poster that Koki Khel tribe allays with government of Pakistan, the elder of Koki Khel were made force against us in Terah Valley. According to letter force targeting Taliban in Terah Valley, because of Koki Khel tribe Taliban suffering so we will...
  • Blast occurred during Juma Prayers in Khyber agency

    08/19/2011 2:56:12 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 19 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 19 August 2011. According to local sources terrorist fix an explosive in Almadina Mosque Gundi village Jamrud, which blast during Juma Prayers, in result more than 40 people killed and 100 people injured in blast. After the blast local people send injured people to Hayat Abad Medical Complex and Khyber teaching hospital Peshawar for treatment. After explosion security forces cover the area for security.
  • People were departure Home Cities Because Of Militants Threatened.

    08/16/2011 8:38:44 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 8 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 17 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 17 August 2011, Militants from Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were again united against the Aman Lashker (Peace Forces) in Mattani, they threatened families whose work with Aman Lashker for Peace and area. More then 10 families were goodbye Mattani because of Militants Threatened. This was disclosing by Shenshah, the relative of Ijaz Ahmed Khan whose lost life in 21 July 2011 Blast at Mattani. Shenshah is one of them whose leave his home city, because of Militants threatened and now he face problem. Shenshah is the Uncle of Ijaz Ahmed Khan and he leaves Mattani area two week before,...
  • Explosion occur in Charsadda, 6 people injured

    08/14/2011 7:44:38 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 15 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 15 August 2011, a remote control bomb, which was fixing near Tableghi Mosque Nowshera Road Charsadda, was blast on Monday morning. According to local police terrorist hide the Explosive in Shopping Bag, fix at with the electric poll, which blast early in morning, in result 6 people injured in the blast. Blast creates heave noise in the area and people of the area out from their home, Blast partially damaged the nearest Car service station, also damage the electricity of the area. After the blast police cover the area and investigate the incident, its third Blast at Nowshera road...
  • TTP Commnder Escaped, 3 officer of central jail suspended

    08/13/2011 3:27:39 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 13 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 13 August 2011. Provincial home department has issued ordered of three officer of central jail Peshawar. The action was taken after the TTP terrorist escaped yesterday from Peshawar University and three police cops was killed. According to ordered ShahJehan Huammani Supertaindent Jail, Deputy Supertaindent Jail Ajmal Khan and the Doctor of Jail Hospital Dr. Iftkher were suspended. Home Department also makes investigation team for the incident, why these officers send terrorist with out full security for treatment. The action has been taken by Chief Minister Notice the incident. Home Department issued order Khalid Abbas as Supertaindent and Maksood Khan...
  • Remote control blast occurs in Mattani area, 4 killed 3 injured in blast.

    06/09/2011 3:10:51 AM PDT · by musarratullah
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 9 June 2011 | Musarrat UllahJan
    Peshawar, 9 June 2011, terrorist fixed a remote control bomb in Ladawar area of mattani near road , which exploded on vehicle in result 4 people of kala Khel area are died and 3 injured in blast. Blast occurred on 10 am Wednesday. Police cordon up the area and inured send to lady ready hospital Peshawar for medical treatment. According to bomb disposal unit more then 4 kilogram explosive used in pressure cooker bomb, which fix in garbage near road. Bomb was exploding on vehicle which that brings people to Kala Khel area of mattani. Blast destroyed the nearest school...
  • Peshawar police recover explosive from University town area

    04/09/2011 3:30:01 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own ^ | 9 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar April 9, 2011 according to Police worker of Municipal Committee Town three was digging in Tehkal area. During dig they found 6 Bomb and 4 Mortars. Worker called to police and Bomb Disposal Unite defuses the Bomb and Mortars at Kacha Ghari Area near Hayat Abad. Those make a huge blast in city. Police confirmed that all explosive material made by Russia.
  • Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 had close call in 2009

    11/29/2010 1:03:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 29, 2010 | AP
    The CIA has come closer to capturing or killing Osama bin Laden’s top deputy than was previously known, during a nine-year hunt at the root of a devastating 2009 suicide bombing at an agency base in Afghanistan, The Associated Press has learned. The CIA missed a chance to nab Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2003 in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, where he met with another senior al-Qaeda leader who was apprehended the next day, several current and former U.S. intelligence officials said. The fugitive Egyptian doctor may also have narrowly survived a bombing by Pakistani military planes in 2004, the...
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/ ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via KSRO.com ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Peshawar: 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia

    07/05/2010 2:43:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Dawn ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010 | APP Feature Service
    Archaeologists are resuming excavation at historic Gor Khatri monument to discover the exact archaeological profile of ancient Peshawar, presently enjoying the distinction of oldest living city in South Asia. A recent archaeology excavation at Gor Khatri has established the city's historical profile and now Peshawar is officially claimed by Archaeology Department to be the 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia, boasting a recorded history that goes back as far as at least 539 BC... Dr. Ihsan Ali said presently exact profile of Peshawar city does not exist and it is not clear that exactly how old Peshawar city is... The...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Suicide bombers kill 41 at Pakistani refugee camp

    04/17/2010 1:24:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 165+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 17, 2010 | RIAZ KHAN,
    Two suicide bombers dressed in burqas blew themselves up Saturday in a camp for refugees fleeing military offensives in northwestern Pakistan, killing 41 people and wounding 62, officials said. The blasts occurred at a food distribution point... The camp is sometimes used by foreign humanitarian groups, including the World Food Program, to deliver aid.
  • Attack on US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

    04/05/2010 5:32:24 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 16 replies · 1,461+ views
    At least three people have died after suspected militants attacked the US consulate in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. There were several explosions in the area near the consulate and buildings collapsed. A gun battle between police and the attackers followed. Pakistan's main Taliban faction said it carried out the attack, and that the US consulate was the target.
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for US Consulate Attack in Peshawar

    04/05/2010 5:38:18 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 420+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 5, 2010
    The Taliban is claiming responsibility for Monday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan that killed at least three people. A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Islamabad confirmed the attack on the consulate in the North West Frontier Province capital. It was not immediately clear if those killed were the attackers, consulate staff, or others nearby at the time of the blasts. There are no reports that any U.S. citizens were among those killed.
  • A Plot to Assassinate the State [Taliban benefit when Americans leak story of CIA & Karzai Brother]

    10/29/2009 6:12:56 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 464+ views
    Dar Al Hayat ^ | Thu, 29 October 2009 | Zuheir Kseibati
    More than 300 killed and injured is the cost of the “welcome” given to the U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by the extremist militants of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Pakistan. This massacre, which was committed by means of a car bomb in Peshawar, coincided with another massive attack at the heart of Kabul, when the Taliban targeted United Nations employees in order to strike a major blow to the international body’s role in Afghanistan. Such attacks provide the latest evidence that al-Qaeda and the Taliban are now in an intensive mode of counter-attack, aimed at challenging the American...
  • Large blast hits Peshawar market

    10/28/2009 12:58:00 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies · 1,291+ views
    BBC ^ | Oct 28, 2009
    At least five people have been killed and 35 wounded by a large blast in a market in Peshawar, Pakistani, local media say. Huge plumes of black smoke were seen drifting over the city. Pakistan has seen an increase in such attacks in recent weeks as the military carries out an operation against Taliban militants in South Waziristan. The blast comes as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a visit to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Pakistani television showed footage of burning shops in Peshawar, in the northwest of the country, and ambulances rushing to the scene
  • Deadly blast hits Pakistan city

    10/09/2009 2:23:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,661+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 08:27 GMT, Friday, 9 October 2009 09:27 UK | n/a
    SNIPPET: "At least 41 people have been killed in a bomb blast in a crowded area of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say. More than 100 people have also been injured, a regional minister said. Officials and witnesses said a vehicle laden with explosives had been detonated and destroyed near the city's Khyber Bazaar. Friday's explosion was the latest in a series of recent bombings across north-western Pakistan. It comes as the Pakistani army prepares an operation against the Taliban in the tribal region of South Waziristan. TV footage showed what appeared to be the charred frame of...
  • Huge blast heard in Pakistani city of Peshawar [2 bombs; Taliban claims responsibility]

    09/25/2009 11:22:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 31 replies · 1,855+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 26, 2009
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A huge explosion rocked Pakistan's main northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, police and residents said. "It was a very big explosion. I could see smoke rising from the scene," Asad Ali, a resident, said by telephone from Peshawar. Police said they were investigating. A Taliban suicide bomber earlier crashed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in Bannu, also in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people and wounding 30, police said.
  • Girls school attacked in troubled NW Pakistan ("Religion of Peace" Alert)

    09/22/2009 3:48:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies · 443+ views
    yahoo ^ | ap
    Suspected Islamist militants blew up a girls school close to the main city in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, police said. The school was empty at the time of the blast and no one was injured. A timed explosive device is believed to have caused the explosion that badly damaged the school on the outskirts of Peshawar, police officer Hamdullah Khan said. Al-Qaida and Taliban militants hold sway across much of northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan and have often targeted girls' schools in both country's because they believe that women should not be educated. The military has launched large...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • 25 vehicles fitted with explosives enter major cities

    07/07/2009 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 2,915+ views
    DAILY TIMES.com.pk - DAILY TIMES MONITOR ^ | Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: LAHORE: Twenty-five explosive-laden vehicles have reportedly entered various major cities of the country, as the intelligence services launched search operations across all four provinces, a private TV channel reported on Monday. According to the channel, the vehicles could target sensitive government installments and other important buildings. The channel cited a notification issued by the Interior Ministry stating that suicide bombers along with the vehicles had entered Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi. The ministry ordered provincial authorities to immediately conduct search operations and impound the vehicles before any terrorist incident took place....
  • Top JeM terrorist held in Jammu and Kashmir

    06/24/2009 3:40:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 232+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | 24 Jun 2009, 1833 hrs IST, PTI | n/a
    SNIPPET: "SRINAGAR: In a joint operation, the Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and the army on Wednesday arrested a top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Sopore distrcit in North Kashmir. The security personnel, on a tip-off, arrested Abid alias Assadullah, who has been active in this region for the last two years and is involved in various attacks on security forces, at Wetlab, 65km from here on Sopore-Bandipora Road, official sources said. Abid is a resident of Peshawar in Pakistan, they said. Police recovered one Chinese pistol, one magazine and four rounds of ammunition Abid, who was the Battalion Commander of the...
  • Travel Warning: Pakistan

    06/17/2009 12:25:30 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 485+ views
    OSAC.GOV ^ | June 16, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Travel Warning: Pakistan CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - Pakistan 16 Jun 2009 The U.S. Department of State issued the following Travel Warning on June 12: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against non-essential travel to Pakistan in light of the threat of terrorist activity. This replaces the Travel Warning dated February 25, 2009, updates information on security incidents and reminds U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan. Pakistani military forces are currently engaged in a campaign...
  • TNSM deputy and spokesman killed in Taliban ambush

    06/06/2009 3:22:28 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 609+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | June 6, 2009 | Bill Roggio
    Two senior leaders of a Taliban front group were killed during an ambush as they were being transported to Peshawar. The Taliban conducted an ambush on a military convoy near the town of Sakhakot in the Malakand district as it was transporting senior leaders of the banned Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammed [TNSM, or the Movement for the Enforcement of Mohammed's Law]. Muhammad Alam, the deputy leader of the TNSM, and spokesman Ameer Izzat Khan were killed along with a Pakistani soldier; five soldiers were reported wounded. No Taliban were reported killed in the ambush. The Taliban appear to have laid the ambush in...
  • 'Tartan Taleban' Arrested as Terror Suspect in Pakistan

    04/13/2009 10:42:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 753+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4/13/09 | Saeed Shah
    A SCOTTISH Muslim convert, dubbed the "Tartan Taleban", has re-emerged in Pakistan where he has reportedly been arrested as a terror suspect. Pakistan television paraded images of a man said to be James Alexander McLintock, who had been detained in the north-west city of Peshawar in late February. The 44-year-old father of four, originally from Dundee, converted to Islam in his 20s but came to international attention in December 2001 when he was arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of being a foreign fighter. Mr McLintock was released five weeks later after strenuous denials of links to terror organisations and sent...
  • Narco-terrorist gets life in prison (Khan Mohammed - Heroin dealer , arms trafficker)

    12/22/2008 2:50:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 648+ views
    ap on SFGate.com ^ | 12/22/08 | AP
    An Afghan enemy combatant convicted on drug charges has been sentenced to life in prison. Heroin dealer Khan Mohammed received the sentence on Monday from U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. In addition to selling drugs, federal prosecutors said Mohammed also was an arms trafficker who targeted Afghans and U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. He was held as an enemy combatant before he agreed in 2006 to face trial in the United States.
  • Iran envoy 'abducted' in Pakistan

    11/12/2008 8:48:14 PM PST · by james500 · 11 replies · 1,393+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/13/2008
    Gunmen have kidnapped a diplomat from Iran and killed his guard in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say. The Iranian diplomat was said to be the commercial attache of the consulate.
  • Pakistan - Afghan diplomat abducted in Peshawar, his driver killed

    09/22/2008 3:00:16 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 219+ views
    AFP via translation | September 22, 2008
    via translation - ALERT - An Afghan consul kidnapped in Pakistan, his driver killed PESHAWAR (Pakistan) - The Consul General of Afghanistan in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, was kidnapped Monday by unidentified attackers who killed his driver in an ambush, announced the Afghan consulate.
  • US diplomat attacked in Pakistan

    08/25/2008 10:23:52 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 141+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | August 26, 2008
    Islamabad (PTI): A US diplomat had a narrow escape on Tuesday when she was attacked by unidentified gunmen while going to office in Pakistan's north western town of Peshawar. Lynne Tracy, Principal Officer in the US Consulate in Peshawar, was attacked by the gunmen in the University Town area of the capital of North West Frontier Province. Tracy escaped unhurt in the attack, TV channels reported.
  • Pakistan militant house destroyed

    06/30/2008 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 122+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 30 June 2008 12:44 UK 11:44 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Pakistan militant house destroyed The house was reduced to a pile of rubble An explosion has destroyed the house of a militant leader in the Khyber region of north-west Pakistan, killing at least seven people, officials say.It is not clear whether explosives stored in the building detonated or if it was hit by missiles. Security forces began a drive against militants in the area at the weekend. Separately, Islamabad and Rawalpindi were shaken by two loud bangs, but the air force said these had been caused by an aircraft breaking the sound barrier. It said one of its fighter...
  • Pak forces claim Peshawar now safe

    06/30/2008 11:39:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 84+ views
    Times of India ^ | Jun 30 2008, 0057 hrs IST,AFP | staff
    BARA (PAKISTAN): Pakistan's government claimed on Sunday that it had saved the northwestern city of Peshawar from militants as troops pushed forward on the second day of a major offensive against the rebels. ( Watch ) Soldiers backed by armoured vehicles retook control of the main town in the Khyber tribal district, on the outskirts of Peshawar, and also demolished a building belonging to a Islamist insurgent group, officials said. The government, under pressure from western allies over its peace talks with militants, launched the operation on Saturday to counter rebels threatening Peshawar and raiding supply convoys for Nato and...
  • Pakistan broadens anti-militant offensive

    06/29/2008 11:00:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 96+ views
    AFP ^ | Sunday June 29, 2008 | AFP
    BARA, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistani forces pushed forward with the new government's first major offensive against Islamist militants Sunday, retaking control of a key town and demolishing an insurgent group's building.The operation was launched a day earlier in the Khyber tribal agency to counter rebels threatening the northwestern city of Peshawar and attacking supply convoys for US and NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan.Pakistan has come under growing pressure from the United States and other western allies who are concerned about its policy of negotiating with Taliban and other militants in the restive frontier region."The situation is under control. There has...
  • Pakistan set to attack Taliban ( Military to launch attacks on Taliban strongholds around Peshawar,

    06/28/2008 6:35:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 168+ views
    Financial Times ^ | June 28 2008 03:00 | Farhan Bokhari
    The Pakistani government has asked its military to get ready to launch attacks on Taliban strongholds around Peshawar, the northern city, amid warnings the militants were preparing to seize control of the town, said a government official.The threat is alarming as Peshawar is within two hours driving distance from Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.
  • Pakistani forces destroy several centers of militant group ( Taliban challenged )

    06/28/2008 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 101+ views
    chinaview ^ | , June 28 | Editor: Sun Yunlong
     ISLAMABAD, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani security forces on Saturday launched a major operation against a militant group in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan and destroyed several of its centers, officials said.     "We are conducting operation on the public demand and with the government instructions," Muhammad Alam Khattak, who is in charge of the operation, told a news conference in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province.     Khattak, Inspector General of the paramilitary "Frontier Corps", said the purpose of the operation was to establish the writ of the government.     He said the operation was launched by the paramilitary...
  • Pakistan launches anti-Taliban crackdown near Peshawar

    06/28/2008 8:35:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 125+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 28, 2008
    Pakistan launches anti-Taliban crackdown near Peshawar Jun 28, 2008 By Ibrahim Shinwari LANDIKOTAL, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces launched an offensive against Taliban fighters near the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday, prompting a militant commander to suspend peace talks and threaten retaliation. The crackdown in the Khyber tribal region followed a series of sorties by Taliban fighters into Peshawar to push people to observe their puritanical interpretation of Islamic law. "There has not been any resistance from any group or miscreants," according to a government statement in Peshawar. Major-General Alam Khattack, who is leading the offensive, said it...
  • Pakistan army attacks militants

    06/28/2008 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 6 replies · 142+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 June 2008 | BBC
    The Pakistani military has launched an offensive against militants near the main north-western city of Peshawar, security officials said. Militants have become more active in and around Peshawar in recent months, say correspondents. A contingent of troops has blocked the road towards Afghanistan, imposed a curfew and ordered shops to shut. Pakistani militant leader Baitullah Mehsud said he was suspending peace talks with the government. Pakistani forces have fired mortar rounds at suspected militant hide-outs in the mountains of the Khyber region, west of Peshawar. "There has been no resistance, so far. No casualties, so far," Malik Naveed Khan, police...
  • Northwest Pakistan descends into chaos

    06/25/2008 8:50:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 71+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | June 25, 2008 5:15 PM | Bill Roggio
    Red agencies/ districts controlled by the Taliban; purple is de facto control; yellow is under threat. The Pakistani Taliban continue military operations in the tribal agencies and the settled regions of the Northwest Frontier Province despite ongoing negotiations to sign a peace agreement with the government. Forces loyal to Baitullah Mehsud overran a town previously run by pro-government tribal forces, and beheaded 22 Pakistanis. In Peshawar, the provincial capital, police and government officials have said the Taliban is close to taking control of the city. Baitullah Mehsud strikes in South Waziristan As the Pakistani government continues negotiations with Baitullah Mehsud,...
  • 25 Christians kidnapped in Peshawar

    06/25/2008 11:22:25 AM PDT · by Molly K. · 10 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan ^ | Jun 22, 2008 | Javed Aziz Khan
    PESHAWAR: In one of the most embarrassing incidents in the history of the provincial metropolis, 25 members of the Christian community were kidnapped when armed men attacked a building in the Christian Colony near the Academy Town on Saturday. "There were a large number of people gathered at around 8 pm and were preparing for worship when armed men broke into the building and picked up 25 to 40 Christians in pick-up vans," a resident of the Christian Colony, Isac, told The News. He said that two of those picked up by the armed men were priests. Sources said that...
  • Iran: Islamic Unity Charter compiled (shiite and sunni)

    04/15/2008 2:56:07 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 12 replies · 191+ views
    IRNA ^ | 14 April 08 | Unknown
    Secretary General of the World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri said on Saturday that Islamic unity charter has been compiled. In a meeting with Pakistani prominent Shia and Sunni ulema in Islamabad, he said the charter has outlined the commonalties shared by different Islamic sects. Referring to emphasis made by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for promotion of solidarity among the world Muslim nations, he said compilation of the Islamic unity charter is in line with the Supreme Leader's guidelines. He expressed the hope that during his stay in Pakistan, the charter...
  • Truce Over, Pakistan Militants Kill 70

    07/16/2007 12:47:13 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 18 replies · 1,927+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2007 | RIAZ KHAN
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Militants in northwest Pakistan disavowed a peace pact with the government and launched two days of suicide attacks and bombings that killed at least 70 people, dramatically escalating the violence in the al-Qaida infiltrated region. The attacks Sunday and Saturday followed strident calls by extremists to avenge the government's bloody storming of Islamabad's Red Mosque and a declaration of jihad, or holy war, by at least one pro-Taliban cleric. Termination of the peace treaty, the hopeful handiwork of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, puts even greater pressure on the military leader as he struggles with both Islamic...