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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 …

Pakistani Push in Tribal Areas Triggers a Flood of Refugees
Pakistani Push in Tribal Areas Triggers a Flood of Refugees

(Washington Post — 2 September, 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 — 31 August, 2008)
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WAH, Pakistan, Aug. 21 — At least 70 people were killed and 100 were injured in coordinated suicide bombings Thursday at Pakistan’s largest army munitions factory, the latest in a series of Taliban attacks against government targets.

(Washington Post — 2 September, 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 — 1 September, 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 — 31 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 — 31 August, 2008)
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An apparent U.S. missile strike on a compound in northwestern Pakistan killed six people early yesterday, including a man believed to be a top al-Qaeda operative and key figure in the terrorist group’s production of chemical weapons and conventional explosives, U.S. and Pakistani sources said.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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