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Saad Khan

Taliban terrorise metropolis on edge of tribal badlands

Salar Jadoon was kidnapped on the school run, his sister was shot in the head and his driver was killed in an attack that is common in Peshawar.

Pakistan extends crackdown against activists

Pakistan extended a crackdown against activists on Friday, banning rallies and arresting scores of people ahead of planned mass protests.

Fear of death stalks Pakistan women in Swat

Courting death if they go out alone, women oppressed by Taliban extremists in Swat valley have nothing to celebrate on International Women's Day.

Pakistan, Islamists sign deal to enforce sharia law

The government and Islamic hardliners on Monday signed an agreement to enforce sharia law in the northwestern Swat valley, said a provincial minister.

Pakistan reopens Nato route to Afghanistan

Pakistani engineers on Wednesday opened an alternative supply route for Nato in Afghanistan after militants blew up a key bridge and torched trucks.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan

Senior al-Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pakistani forces in a Pakistani region near the Afghan border.

Grieving Pakistan tribesmen bury dead after blast

Pakistani tribesmen on Monday buried the last of the 43 people killed in a suicide bomb attack at a meeting of tribal elders discussing how to tackle al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.

Pakistan militants free 300 schoolchildren

Heavily armed militants took about 300 children hostage at a school in Pakistan on Monday but freed them after tense negotiations with tribal elders, the Interior Ministry said. Rebels armed with rocket launchers holed up at the school in the North West Frontier Province after a failed attempt to abduct a local official.

Suicide bomber targets Pakistan minister’s house

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the house of a Pakistani minister in the north-western city of Peshawar on Friday, killing four people, police said. Federal Minister for Political Affairs Amir Muqam, who is also the local head of President Pervez Musharraf's ruling party, told state television that he was unharmed in the blast.

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