Archive for the ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan border’ Category

Pakistan: Militants kill 8 tribal elders

January 7, 2008
By SADAQAT JAN, Associated Press Writer 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Suspected Islamic militants fatally shot eight tribal leaders involved in efforts to broker a cease-fire between security forces and insurgents in Pakistan‘s volatile northwest, authorities said Monday.

The men were killed in separate attacks late Sunday and early Monday in South Waziristan, a mountainous region close to Afghanistan where al-Qaida and Taliban militants are known to operate, a security official and the military said in a statement.

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US force not ruled out in Pakistan

July 22, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. would consider military force if necessary to stem al-Qaida‘s growing ability to use its hideout in Pakistan to launch terrorist attacks, a White House aide said Sunday.

The president’s homeland security adviser, Fran Townsend, said the U.S. was committed first and foremost to working with Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, in his efforts to control militants in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. But she indicated the U.S. was ready to take additional measures.

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Muhammad Reports from Tribal Areas, Pakistan