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Pakistan, Jun 26, 2009
Pakistani officials said Friday (June 26) that two soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Friday morning in a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's part of the divided Kashmir region it shares with India. It was reportedly the first such attack in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The attack, by a Taliban militant, occurred in Muzaffarabad, the region's capital. According to Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA), the suicide bomber blew himself up next to a security vehicle near any army barracks in Muzaffarabad.
Pakistan, May 12, 2009 - Pakistan's military estimated Tuesday (May 12) that 1.3 million people are now displaced in its northwestern tribal areas where the military has been fighting Taliban- and al-Qaeda-linked militants. The figure includes around 501,000 people the UN has registered as displaced persons who have fled fighting in North West Frontier Province's (NWFP's) Swat, Buner and Lower Dir districts in the last two weeks, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
Pakistan - At least 54 people were killed in militant-related violence across Pakistan's northwest over the weekend, beginning with a suicide bombing that left 27 dead in Hangu district on Saturday (April 18).
According to Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), a suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a security wall at an army post in Hangu's Doaba town as a military convoy was passing by at about 16:10 local time (1010 GMT). DPA and most other sources said 25 security personnel and two civilians were killed, while the Press Trust of India (PTI) put the death toll at 20.
At least one person was killed and up to 25 others were wounded Thursday (March 5) when a hand grenade exploded during evening prayers at a mosque in Pakistan's northwest. The incident occurred in Dera Ismail Khan, a district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) near the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that border Afghanistan. According to the Pakistan-based Dawn news agency, about 40 people were praying inside the mosque when the grenade exploded and four of the wounded were in critical condition.
Pakistan, Jan 23, 2009 - At least 41 people were reported dead Friday (January 23) in several clashes between rebels and security forces in Pakistan's tribal northwest, as some 1,500 people gathered in the capital, Islamabad, to protest for an end to military operations in the tribal areas that border Afghanistan.
Pakistan, Aug 27, 2008 - Across Pakistan's wild tribal belt, security forces battled with militants on Wednesday (August 27), killing at least 49 insurgents, the army said. While the Associated Press said 49 insurgents had been killed, the BBC reported the deaths of 47 insurgents. Military spokesman Maj. Murad Khan reported the most serious incident occurring in the Bajaur region, where troops fired guns and artillery on militants in a health center, killing at least 30 and wounding many more.
An onslaught of snow and avalanches has taken over a thousand lives across India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. In Indian-controlled Kashmir (IcK), a series of avalanches have left at least 230 people dead and hundreds more missing. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is coordinating rescue and relief with the state government. Additionally, the Indian army is flying in doctors, nurses, and civilian rescuers to the region and providing them with snowmobiles to reach remote survivors. India has not requested international assistance.