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Police say militants kill 4 women activists in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suspected militants ambushed a vehicle carrying women activists from a non-governmental organization in a former northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan o...

Fugitive Pakistani militant killed by bomb in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A fugitive militant leader from Pakistan who carried a $3 million U.S. bounty for alleged terrorist activities was killed by a roadside bomb in neighboring Afghanistan along ...

Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

PESHAWAR, pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party, officials s...

Pakistani police say gunmen kill minority Ahmadi professor

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Muslim professor shot and killed another professor from the Ahmadi minority in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, a day after the two allegedly had a he...

Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldier

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a soldier was killed in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border, a sign of increasing violence in an area that until...

Pakistani officials: Roadside bomb hits army, kills 3 troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb targeted a military vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, a former Taliban stronghold, killing three soldiers, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban clai...

Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers ass...

Pakistani who killed American in court says he was given gun

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani man charged with the killing of a U.S. citizen inside a court in the country's restive northwest has claimed he had an accomplice, a lawyer who managed to sneak t...

Pakistani police arrest 4 men who destroyed statue of Buddha

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police arrested four men Saturday for allegedly destroying an ancient statue of Buddha they found while doing construction work near an historic Buddhist site in northwest Pa...

Pakistan arrests human rights leader who criticized army

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces on Monday arrested the leader of a human rights group that has accused the military of committing widespread abuses in its war on terror, ...

Gunmen kill 2 policemen escorting polio team in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two policemen on Wednesday who were part of the most recent anti-polio drive in the country's rugged and volatile northwest, officials said...

Pakistani officials: 4 soldiers killed in 2 attacks in north

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say suspected militants have launched two separate gun attacks on security convoys in the country's northwest, killing four soldiers and wounding...

Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a senior Taliban commander arrested in 2010 has been released from prison. Two intelligence officials said Wednesday that Mullah Abd...

Afghan council seeks Pakistani cleric's help to end war

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani cleric says an Afghan delegation has asked him to mediate between the Kabul government and the Taliban to help resolve the 17-year-long war in Afghanist...

Sources: Doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden moved

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer and prison official say a physician who was convicted for helping the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden has been taken by authorities from a prison in Peshaw...