Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2009 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Indian Army Chief's statement on limited nuke war irresponsible: PM IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- PM Gilani: Indian Army chief’s statement relating to the limited nuclear war was irresponsible.
- Pakistan determined to flush out terrorists: Rehman Malik IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- Interior Minister Malik expressed the government's resolve to flush out terrorists from the country at any cost,.
- Army Chief vows to eliminate menace of terrorism IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Makeen and Wana to celebrate Eid with troops engaged in operations in South Waziristan.
- 4 militants killed, over 70 arrested in northwest Pakistan IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- At least four militants were killed in a military operation in northwest Pakistan's tribal areas.
- US offers Pakistan enhanced military, economic support IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- US President Obama has offered Pakistan an expanded strategic partnership, including additional military and economic cooperation.
- PM says there is no threat to government IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said there is no threat to the government and the democracy in the country.
- PPP workers determined to foil conspiracies: Zardari IRNA 30 Nov 2009 -- PPP Co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari: Party workers determined to foil conspiracies and continue to build a modern Pakistan.
- 15 terrorists killed in Rah-e-Nijat operation in SW IRNA 28 Nov 2009 -- In South Waziristan, security forces have killed at least fifteen terrorists during Rah-e-Nijat operation after stiff resistance in encounter in Shakai sector and cleared Narakai area in the last 24 hours. One soldier was also injured, an ISPR statementn said.
- Militant Violence Creates Climate of Fear In Peshawar RFE/RL 28 Nov 2009
- Pakistani President Shifts Nuclear Control to Prime Minister VOA 28 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has transferred control of the country's nuclear arsenal to his prime minister.
- Pakistan-China Military nexus an area of serious concern: India IRNA 27 Nov 2009 -- India’s Defence Minister, A K Antony, on Friday said the nexus between China and Pakistan in the military sphere is of serious concern.
- Singh: India Will Not Let Hatched in Pakistan Mumbai Terror Attacks Happen Again VOA 25 Nov 2009 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says he welcomes Pakistani steps to rein in extremists. But he says Pakistan must do everything it can to punish those who planned and carried out the Mumbai attacks last year.
- Pakistan Charges 7 in Mumbai Attacks VOA 25 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani prosecutors have charged seven men with planning and helping to carry out last year's terror attacks in Mumbai, which killed more than 160 people.
- As temperatures drop, UN distributes winter aid to displaced Pakistanis UN News Centre 24 Nov 2009 -- The United Nations refugee agency has begun distributing additional relief supplies to civilians displaced by the ongoing military operations in north-west Pakistan to help them cope as temperatures begin to drop in the region.
- Pakistan Says 18 Militants Killed in New Operation VOA 24 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani officials say troops backed by helicopters killed at least 18 militants during the latest offensive in the country's lawless tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.
- Pakistani Troops Kill 5 in Taliban Stronghold VOA 22 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani forces pursuing Taliban fighters near the Afghan border say troops killed five suspected militants in the latest clashes.
- Italy Arrests Pakistanis Suspected of Mumbai Links VOA 21 Nov 2009 -- Italian authorities say police arrested two Pakistanis Saturday, suspected of helping fund and providing logistical support for last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India that killed 166 people.
- Drone Kills 8 in Pakistan VOA 20 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani officials: Suspected U.S. drone attack has killed at least eight people, including foreign militants, in the country's northwest.
- Aid agencies assisting hundreds of thousands of displaced Pakistanis – UN UN News Centre 19 Nov 2009 -- United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners are assisting hundreds of thousands of civilians uprooted by the latest military operations in Pakistan which intensified nearly three weeks ago.
- At Least 19 Reported Dead in Pakistan Blast VOA 19 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber killed at least 19 people outside a court building in Peshawar.
- Bomb blast kills at least 16 in Pakistan RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2009 -- At least 16 people were killed and another 25 wounded in a bomb blast near a judicial complex in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.
- Pakistan Says 6 Militants Killed in South Waziristan VOA 18 Nov 2009 -- Military officials in Pakistan say six alleged militants have been killed after they shot at Pakistani forces in South Waziristan.
- Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing meets with former Pakistani president UN News Centre 18 Nov 2009 -- Independent UN commission charged with examining assassination of Benazir Bhutto met recently with former President Musharraf.
- Pratt & Whitney Delivers F100-229 Engines to Pakistani Air Force Pratt & Whitney 16 Nov 2009 -- Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first Pakistani Air Force F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine to Pakistan this week, for installation in their F-16 Block 52 aircraft. The engine program is valued at approximately $150 million and is scheduled for delivery in 2009 and 2010. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
- Pakistan Strongly Reacts to Reported Obama Letter VOA 16 Nov 2009 -- Pakistan has strongly reacted to a reported letter from the US president said to urge Pakistan to do more in the fight against extremists.
- Bomb in Pakistan Kills 6 VOA 16 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani police say a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle filled with explosives near a police station in the country's northwest, killing at least 6 people.
- Blast in Pakistan's northwest kills 3 RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2009 -- At least 3 people died and around two dozen were injured when a bomb exploded outside a police station near Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.
- Suicide bomber kills 11 in north-western Pakistan RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2009 -- A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a police checkpoint in the outskirts of Peshavar in north-western Pakistan killing at least 11 people and wounding 26 others, Al Jazeera reported.
- Homes of Anti-Taliban Tribal Elders Attacked in Pakistan VOA 15 Nov 2009 -- Militants in Pakistan have attacked the homes of two pro-government elders in the country's northwest, killing one of them in apparent retaliation for a government offensive in a Taliban stronghold.
- Bomb Blast Kills 11 in Pakistani City of Peshawar VOA 14 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani police say a suicide car bombing killed at least 11 people, including three children, in the latest attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
- Bomber Attacks Pakistani Intelligence Agency; 10 Dead RFE/RL 13 Nov 2009 -- Pakistan's restive northwest region was rocked this morning by deadly suicide car-bombings that targeted an office of the country's elite intelligence agency and a police station.
- Twin Suicide Bombings Hit Northwest Pakistan VOA 13 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani security officials say two suicide car bombings killed at least 16 people and wounded scores of others in northwestern Pakistan on Friday. The attacks come as U.S. National Security Advisor Jim Jones is in the country for meetings with civilian and military leaders.
- Pakistani intelligence agency blast death toll rises to 10 RIA Novosti 13 Nov 2009 -- The death toll from a suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's north-western city of Peshawar on Friday has risen to 10, with over 30 injured, national media reported.
- Pakistan Seeks Role in US-Afghan Policy VOA 11 Nov 2009 -- A top Pakistani official says his country wants a role in helping the U.S. shape a new policy for Afghanistan.
- Pakistani Officials, Experts Say Nuclear Arsenal In Good Hands RFE/RL 11 Nov 2009 -- A report by a popular U.S. magazine that questions the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal amid rising insecurity has prompted angry reactions in Islamabad
- At Least 10 Soldiers Killed in Pakistan Clashes VOA 11 Nov 2009 -- At least 10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed in two incidents Wednesday near the country's border with Afghanistan.
- Car bomb kills at least 21 in northwest Pakistan RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2009 -- At least 21 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb explosion in the northwest Pakistani city of Charsadda, Al Jazeera reported.
- Bomb Rocks Northwestern Pakistan VOA 10 Nov 2009 -- A suicide car bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan has killed at least 30 people, including some children.
- AFGHANISTAN: Displaced Pakistani families hosted in Kunar Province IRIN 09 Nov 2009 -- Military operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of northwestern Pakistan have forced hundreds of households to abandon their homes and seek refuge in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
- PAKISTAN: Bomb-blast victims lack trauma care, counselling IRIN 09 Nov 2009 -- The huge bomb blast in the western Pakistani city of Peshawar on 29 October which left 117 people dead, many more injured and an unknown number of trauma victims was the most deadly this year.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 3 in Northwestern Pakistan VOA 09 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani police say a suicide bomber in a rickshaw has killed three people in Peshawar, a day after another suicide bomber killed 13 people in a crowded market outside the northwestern city.
- PAKISTAN: UN seeks safe access to IDPs IRIN 08 Nov 2009 -- As concern over the lack of access to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from South Waziristan grows among humanitarian workers, UN agencies have called for measures to ensure the security of all civilians caught in the conflict, including relief workers.
- Suicide bomber attack kills 11 people in northwest Pakistan RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2009 -- At least 11 people, including a local mayor, were killed in a suicide bomber attack in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, the CNN TV news channel reported.
- Market Bomber Kills 13 in Northwest Pakistan VOA 08 Nov 2009 -- Police in northwestern Pakistan say that a suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens of others. Taliban militants have stepped up attacks in the country in recent weeks in retaliation for a military offensive in South Waziristan.
- Pakistan Army: 12 Militants Killed in Recent Fighting VOA 07 Nov 2009 -- Pakistan's military says soldiers killed 12 militants in recent operations targeting Taliban insurgents in South Waziristan.
- UN stepping up assistance to latest wave of conflict displaced Pakistanis UN News Centre 06 Nov 2009 -- The United Nations refugee agency said today it is stepping up aid to people uprooted by military operations in the Pakistani region of South Waziristan, while highlighting the ongoing needs of around one million people still displaced from an earlier offensive in the northwest.
- Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 2 in Pakistan VOA 05 Nov 2009 -- A suspected U.S. drone missile attack has killed two people in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region that borders Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Arrests Three Suspects in Iranian Bombing VOA 05 Nov 2009 -- Pakistani officials have announced the arrests of 3 Iranians in connection with a suicide attack last month in southeastern Iran that killed 42 people.
- India Denies Support to Pakistan Insurgents VOA 04 Nov 2009 -- India's government is denying Pakistani allegations it is fomenting the insurgency in Waziristan.
- Pakistan Army: Troops Reach Key Taliban Strongholds VOA 04 Nov 2009 -- Pakistan's army says its forces have reached key Taliban strongholds in the region of South Waziristan.
- PAKISTAN: Little aid reaching "highly militarized" South Waziristan IRIN 03 Nov 2009 -- Around 240,000 people have fled South Waziristan since early October, according to UN agencies.
- At Least 35 Killed In Rawalpindi Blast RFE/RL 02 Nov 2009 -- Bomb blast in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi has killed at least 35 people, officials said.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 35 People Near Pakistan's Army Headquarters VOA 02 Nov 2009 -- Police in Pakistan: Suicide bomber killed at least 35 people near the country's army headquarters in Rawalpindi.
- Number of victims of explosion in Pakistan rises to 34 RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2009 -- The number of casualties from a massive explosion in the city of Rawalpindi, near the capital of Islamabad, has grown to 34.
- Explosion in Pakistan kills 25, injures 30 RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2009 -- At least 25 people were killed in a massive explosion in a city of Rawalpindi, near the capital of Islamabad.
- Insecurity in north-western Pakistan prompts UN to reduce staffing levels UN News Centre 02 Nov 2009 -- UN decided to reduce the presence of international staff in north-western Pakistan in light of the security situation.
- Pakistan Foreign Minister: Offensive 'Very Successful' VOA 01 Nov 2009 -- Pakistan's foreign minister says his country's military is likely to uproot Taliban militants hiding in the mountains along the Afghan border by late December.
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