Pakistan

Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed.

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Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed 30 Jul 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed.

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India says Punjab attackers came from Pakistan, but talks on for now 30 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI - Gunmen who stormed a police station and killed seven people in India's Punjab came from Pakistan, the Indian government said on Thursday, but it gave no indication that a plan for bilateral high-level security talks have been jeopardized by the attack.

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Punjab gunmen expose India's soft border ahead of Pakistan talks 29 Jul 2015

DINANAGAR, India/NEW DELHI - Three men carrying assault rifles, bombs and a rocket launcher who went on a murderous rampage in a small Punjab farm town this week have shown how vulnerable India is to attacks that challenge tentative peace overtures with neighbour Pakistan.

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Pakistan police kill leader of banned sectarian group 29 Jul 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani police killed the leader of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, his two sons and 11 others on Wednesday in a shootout after gunmen attacked a police convoy as he was being moved, police said. | Video

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Gunmen who carried out India's Punjab attack were Muslim - police 28 Jul 2015

DINANAGAR, India - Three gunmen who fought a 12-hour battle on Monday near the Pakistan border were Muslim, the Punjab police chief said on Tuesday, contradicting speculation that the attack may have been carried out by Sikh separatists.

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Nine killed in day-long Indian gun battle near Pakistani border 27 Jul 2015

DINANAGAR, India - Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed. | Video

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Insight - Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated 27 Jul 2015

ISLAMABAD - When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

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Taliban seize Afghan police base, push closer to strategic pass 26 Jul 2015

KABUL - Taliban militants have captured a large police base in northeast Afghanistan, forcing the mass surrender of more than a hundred policemen and pushing closer to a strategic pass at the border with Pakistan, local officials and security sources said on Sunday.

Militant group disowns faction; more attacks in Indian Kashmir 24 Jul 2015

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan/SRINAGAR, India - A Pakistan-based militant group has disowned a splinter faction suspected of a string of killings in Indian-occupied Kashmir, with the rebuke followed swiftly on Friday by a string of attacks on telecoms facilities in the state's main city.