Tag Archives: Pakistan

Breaking: US missile strike kills 10 near Afghan border.

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a northwestern tribal district near the Afghan border. Two officials say a pair of American drones dropped three missiles on a militant compound and … read more

Pakistan tribal area hit by missile attack

Six people reported dead in North Waziristan, days after fighters attacked country’s busiest airport. A missile attack has killed six people in a northwest tribal district in Pakistan, Pakistani sources say, days after fighters launched a raid on the country’s … read more

Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport Tuesday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces just days after a brazen Taliban assault … read more

Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

  By RAHIM FAIEZ  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday, in one of the worst such incidents involving United States or coalition … read more

7 burned bodies found at Karachi airport Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airport authorities found seven bodies in a burned building at the Karachi international airport on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the attack there to 36, including the 10 Taliban attackers, officials said. The news … read more

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more

Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan

Well-trained and armed, Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan By Syed Raza Hassan  ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters attacked Pakistan’s biggest airport in what they clearly expected … read more

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi Airport attack

Pakistani Taliban claims attack after gunmen armed with grenades and rocket-launchers battle security forces at at Jinnah international airport \Smoke billows from inside the Jinnah International Airport, after suspected Islamic militants attacked Photograph: STRINGER/EPA The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility … read more

Gunmen attack Jinnah Intl Airport in Karachi

Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi’s international airport, killing at least four security guards and hurling grenades, reports say. Pakistan media reported between four and 10 gunmen had attacked Jinnah International Airport’s old terminal. Dawn News said security personnel had … read more