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8 Killed in Bomb Blast in Pakistan

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Police say a bomb hit a van carrying prisoners in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people. (New York Times — 22 hours ago)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 25 — Pakistan’s ruling coalition broke apart Monday amid a political battle over the presidency, paralyzing the U.S.-backed government at a time when Taliban insurgents here and in neighboring Afghanistan appear to be gaining ground. (Washington Post — 27 August, 2008)
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8 Killed in Bomb Blast in Pakistan
8 Killed in Bomb Blast in Pakistan

NOWSHERA, Pakistan — Lal Bahadur walked down from the mountains about two weeks ago. With his back to Afghanistan and his wife and five children alongside, he descended steep inclines through the northern edge of Pakistan’s tribal areas as artillery fire boomed around them. It was nearly a full day…

(Washington Post — 27 August, 2008)
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¿ Oct. 7, 1998: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appoints Musharraf as chief of army staff.

(Washington Post — 26 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 19 — As Pakistan’s ruling coalition government got off to a new start Tuesday, a day after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf, political disagreements and a bomb that killed at least 26 people in the country’s volatile northwest underlined the challenges faced…

(Washington Post — 26 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 25 — Pakistan plunged deeper into political chaos Monday as a top party in the country’s coalition government vowed to quit the coalition and support an opposition candidate for the presidency.

(Washington Post — 26 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he is withdrawing his party from Pakistan’s ruling coalition.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, July 8 — Investigators have found evidence that a deadly suicide bombing attack against the Indian Embassy in Kabul this week was planned with the help of a foreign intelligence agency, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s president said Tuesday.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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The new government of Pakistan is seeking a “partnership” with the United States and wants tangible signs that the Bush administration will increase aid and embrace Pakistani democracy, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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KABUL, Afghanistan, July 16 — After suffering significant setbacks in the fight against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan troops have pulled out of a combat outpost where nine American soldiers were killed in a pitched battle with Taliban fighters Sunday.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 30 — Clashes between insurgents and Pakistani troops escalated Wednesday in the country’s fractious northwest as Taliban leaders threatened to withdraw their support for peace deals brokered this year with Pakistan’s new government.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 7 — Pakistan’s ruling coalition parties agreed Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, setting up a major showdown between the former military chief and the newly elected civilian government.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 12 — At least 14 people were killed on the outskirts of the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday by a powerful bomb blast that targeted Pakistani air force personnel and badly damaged a key bridge that links the city to Pakistan’s volatile tribal areas.

(Washington Post — 25 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 23 — The widower of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto said Saturday that he will run for the presidency, reviving questions about his cloudy political past and the future of the U.S. alliance with Pakistan.

(Washington Post — 24 August, 2008)
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