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NW Pakistan Clashes Intensify; Peace Deals at Risk, Taliban Says

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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.

NW Pakistan Clashes Intensify; Peace Deals at Risk, Taliban Says
NW Pakistan Clashes Intensify; Peace Deals at Risk, Taliban Says

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 2 — Several Pakistani politicians and local media outlets have started to sharply criticize the government’s new offensive against Islamist insurgents, as paramilitary troops on Wednesday continued to press operations in the country’s northwest.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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KABUL, June 28 Hundreds of Pakistani military and police forces moved into the key northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday to head off a possible attack by the Taliban and other Islamist insurgents, marking the first major military operation in Pakistan’s fractured border region since a new gov…

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 12 — At least 20 people were killed Saturday in fighting between security forces and pro-Taliban insurgents in volatile northwestern Pakistan, according to officials and witnesses.

(Washington Post — 6 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 — 6 hours ago)
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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 — 22 minutes ago)
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Bush administration officials have responded with skepticism to an appeal by visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani for increased intelligence cooperation, which he said would help his country attack militant groups and terrorist encampments near its border with Afghanistan.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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CHAHAR DARREH, Afghanistan — Lt. Col. Abdul Hamid, a new police commander, was having trouble doing the math. When he took control of this district in the country’s north in early July, he had 54 officers. Since then, some had been transferred; others had disappeared.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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