Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2009 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- 3 Missile Strikes Hit Northwest Pakistan VOA 30 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani officials: 3 Suspected US missile strikes have hit the country's Waziristan tribal regions since late Tuesday.
- US Congress Approves Tripling of Aid to Pakistan VOA 30 Sep 2009 -- US Congress approved legislation to triple non-military assistance to Pakistan during the next five years.
- Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 5 Militants in Pakistan VOA 29 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani intelligence officials: Suspected US missile strike killed 5 Taliban militants in one of the country's restive tribal regions.
- Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing concludes 2nd visit to Pakistan UN News Centre 29 Sep 2009 -- Members of commission completed their second visit to Pakistan.
- UN Expects S. Waziristan Fighting to Result in Large Influx of Fleeing Civilians VOA 28 Sep 2009 -- Head coordinator for UN Humanitarian Affairs in Pakistan ready to handle expected number of families fleeing.
- Death Toll Rises in Pakistan Bombings VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani authorities have discovered more victims of two suicide bombings in the country's northwest, raising the death toll to 24.
- Death toll from Pakistan car bomb attacks reaches 16 RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- At least 16 people were killed in northwest Pakistan in two suicide car bombings, local police said.
- Suspected Drone Strike Kills 10 in Northwest Pakistan VOA 25 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani authorities: Suspected US missile strike killed at least 10 people believed to be militants.
- Zardari Requests More Help for Pakistan's Security, Economy VOA 25 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging world leaders to do more to support Pakistan's fight against terrorism.
- Democracy main weapon in Pakistan's struggle against extremism UN News Centre 25 Sep 2009 -- One of the main weapons in Pakistan’s arsenal in its struggle against extremism is democracy.
- Militant Ambush in NW Pakistan Kills 9, Including Tribal Elders VOA 24 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani police: Militants ambushed a pro-government citizen's group in Bannu district, killing nine people.
- Pakistani Officials Cite Gains in Anti-Insurgency Effort VOA 23 Sep 2009 -- Pakistan army says that its ongoing operations have severely dented the Taliban-led insurgency in the country's northwest.
- Militants Blow Up School in Northwest Pakistan VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Police in northwest Pakistan say suspected Taliban militants have blown up a primary school that educated girls.
- Pakistan Arrests 'Suicide Bomb Mastermind' in Swat VOA 21 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani military: Security forces have arrested a militant accused of training suicide bombers in northwestern Swat Valley.
- Pakistan Restricts Leader of Group Accused in Mumbai Terror Attack VOA 21 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani police are restricting the movements of an Islamist accused by India of masterminding Mumbai attack.
- Captured Pakistan Taliban Commander Dies in Jail VOA 20 Sep 2009 -- The Pakistani military says a Taliban commander known for brutality has died in custody from wounds suffered during his capture.
- Pakistan Questioning Cleric Linked to Mumbai Attacks VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Pakistan questioning a militant Islamic leader accused by India of masterminding last year's deadly attacks in Mumbai.
- Clinton Sees Need For 'Global Architecture Of Cooperation' RFE/RL 19 Sep 2009 -- US Secretary of State Clinton: World needs a "global architecture of cooperation."
- China to help Pakistan build satellite RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- China will assist Pakistan in building a new communications satellite, Chinese media reported Saturday from Islamabad.
- Ban sounds alarm on 'reprehensible' suicide attack in northwest Pakistan UN News Centre 18 Sep 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban condemned suicide car bomb attack, reportedly claiming more than 30 lives.
- At least 25 dead in northwest Pakistan suicide blast RIA Novosti 18 Sep 2009 -- At least 25 people died in a suicide car bombing in the northwestern Pakistani city of Kohat.
- Key Taliban Commander Arrested in Swat Valley VOA 16 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani military authorities say they have arrested a key Taliban commander who is accused of slaughtering military personnel.
- Drone Attack Kills 4 Militants in Pakistan VOA 14 Sep 2009 -- A suspected USdrone attack in a remote region of Pakistan said to have killed at least 4 militants believed to have links to the Taliban and al-Qaida.
- Pakistani air force plane crashes during training, one dead RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- A pilot was killed when a Pakistani air force plane crashed during a training flight on Saturday, national media said.
- Pakistan Kills 22 Militants in Khyber Region VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- A paramilitary group in Pakistan's Khyber region says Pakistani forces have killed 22 insurgents near the Afghan border.
- More than 100,000 people uprooted by clashes in north-west Pakistan – UN UN News Centre 11 Sep 2009 -- With more than 100,000 people driven from their homes by fighting in the north-western Pakistani region of Waziristan, the United Nations has continued to rush assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
- Pakistan Says it Arrested Taliban Spokesman VOA 11 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani military says it has arrested the spokesman for the Taliban in the restive Swat valley along with four other wanted "terrorists."
- Pakistan Arrests Taliban Spokesman in Swat VOA 11 Sep 2009 -- Pakistan's military says it has arrested five top Taliban leaders, including its chief spokesman in the Swat Valley.
- Gates Speaks Frankly on Pakistan, Iraq to Al-Jazeera AFPS 08 Sep 2009 -- The situation in Pakistan and the way ahead in Iraq were among the issues Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke about with the Arabic television network Al-Jazeera in an interview being broadcast this week.
- Missile Strike in Northwest Pakistan Kills 10 Militants VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani officials say a suspected missile strike by a U.S. drone aircraft has killed up to 10 militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
- Focus of Pakistan aid efforts swing to areas of return, reports UN UN News Centre 04 Sep 2009 -- The massive emergency aid effort in north-west Pakistan has shifted focus from areas hosting civilians displaced by the Government’s military operation against militants to places of return, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.
- PAKISTAN: Tension in Waziristan prompts fear of further displacements IRIN 02 Sep 2009 -- Two suicide bombings have claimed 38 lives over the past week.
- Pakistani Minister Wounded in Shooting VOA 02 Sep 2009 -- Police in Pakistan say gunmen opened fire on the car carrying the nation's religious affairs minister, wounding him and killing his driver.
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