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Several Taliban militants killed, including key commander in Pakistan

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in clashes in and around Peshawar on Saturday.

At least five militants, including a key commander, were killed in a battle between security forces and militants in the Mattani area of Peshawar, sources said.

In addition, at least two suspected militants and two police officers were killed in Charsadda, a suburb of Peshawar, sources said.

Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN)

Pakistan : At least 125 killed in Taliban school attack in Peshawar

Hospital staff transport a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan,Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city, killing and wounding dozens, officials said, in the latest militant violence to hit the already troubled region. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A Taliban attack on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday left at least 125 dead and many others wounded, Agence France Presse reported, quoting a Pakistani officials. Earlier, the health minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the restive northwestern province where … read more

Pakistan kills Qaeda leader wanted in US for planning NY subway attack

Attorney General John Ashcroft had said that Adnan El Shukrijumah, seen in this undated combo photo, "could be a future facilitator of terrorist attacks for al Qaeda" and that he was "involved in terrorist planning with senior al Qaeda leaders overseas and has scouted sites across America that might be vulnerable to terrorist attack." HO/FBI MMR/REUTERS

  Accomplice and local facilitator of Saudi native Adnan el Shukrijumah also killed in early morning raid in Shinwarsak area in South Waziristan WANA/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military claimed to have killed a top al Qaeda commander – wanted for plotting to … read more

Captain in South Korean ferry disaster sentenced to 36 years

Lee Joon-Seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in jail. But he was acquitted of murder. The sentence … read more

Hong Kong arrested 19 people believed to have organized crime ties

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong arrested 19 people, some believed to have organized crime ties, during a night of running brawls stretching into Saturday as mobs tried to drive pro-democracy protesters from the streets where they’ve held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration. At … read more

Nonpartisan Agency Report: Bergdahl Swap was Definitely ILLEGAL

Many Americans were outraged when, after over a decade of fighting terrorism, the Obama Administration swapped five highly-dangerous terrorists for one American deserter who, according to numerous reports, was believed to have either deserted his post or defected. Nonpartisan Agency … read more

MH17: Netherlands wrestles with huge criminal case

A month after the MH17 air disaster in eastern Ukraine the investigation still has a very long way to go, the BBC’s Anna Holligan reports from The Hague. “If you told me a month ago that I’d be happy my … read more