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September 2011 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Letter from the President regarding a Report on Afghanistan and Pakistan The White House 30 Sep 2011
- Amid US Pakistan Rift, Both Sides Look to Beijing VOA 30 Sep 2011 -- U.S. accusations of links between Pakistan’s spy agency and one of the deadliest terrorist networks operating in Afghanistan have severely strained an already tense relationship.
- Pakistan to US: Respect Sovereignty, Solidarity VOA 30 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan’s spy chief has told top political leaders of the country that his agency maintains contacts with elements within the anti-American Haqqani network.
- US spy aircraft kills 3 in Pakistan IRNA 30 Sep 2011 -- A US pilotless aircraft on Friday fired missiles into Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region and killed three people.
- Six injured in Islamabad hotel blast IRNA 30 Sep 2011 -- Explosion in a four-storey hotel in Islamabad injured at least six people and destroyed one storey of the hotel building.
- Pakistani Leaders Meet to Discuss Allegations of Haqqani Link VOA 29 Sep 2011 -- Leaders of Pakistan’s rival political parties and top military commanders have begun an “all-party conference” in Islamabad to try to formulate a national response to U.S. allegations.
- Pakistan Says U.S. Pressure Must End RFE/RL 29 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani PM Gilani has called on the US to stop blaming Islamabad for regional instability, as Washington stepped up pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militancy.
- With Pakistan Supply Route In Doubt, Washington Looks To Uzbekistan RFE/RL 29 Sep 2011 -- The White House on September 28 confirmed that U.S. President Barack Obama had earlier in the day telephoned Uzbek leader Islam Karimov.
- Pakistan closes Afghan border crossing after blast RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan on Thursday closed a border crossing with Afghanistan used by NATO forces after a bomb hit an oil tanker.
- Iran-Pakistan anti-terror cooperation stressed IRNA 29 Sep 2011 -- Iran and Pakistan agreed to enhance cooperation to combat terrorism.
- Iran-Pakistan to root out terrorism, says Najjar IRNA 29 Sep 2011 -- Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar expressed the hope that Iran and Pakistan together will be able to eliminate menace of terrorism.
- US Empowered Pakistan Spy Agency VOA 28 Sep 2011 -- Adm. Mike Mullen set off a firestorm when he bluntly accused Pakistan's ISI of backing militants’ attacks in Afghanistan.
- White House Pressed on Pakistan-Haqqani Links VOA 28 Sep 2011 -- White House officials are facing questions about the top U.S. military officer’s recent controversial remarks on the relationship between Pakistan’s government and an al-Qaida-linked militant group.
- Pakistan Foreign Minister Says Committed To Afghan Peace RFE/RL 28 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani FM Khar says her country is committed to helping achieve peace in neighboring Afghanistan.
- US drone strike kills 2 in Pakistan IRNA 28 Sep 2011 -- A US drone aircraft fired missile into Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region late Tuesday and killed at least two persons.
- U.S., Pakistani Militaries Work to Resolve Differences AFPS 27 Sep 2011 -- The Defense Department will continue to try to work through the differences, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
- ‘Ravaged’ Pakistan determined to root out terrorism UN News Centre 27 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan has suffered at the hands of terrorists like few countries have, its Foreign Minister told the General Assembly.
- Pakistan Warns US to End 'Negative Messaging' on Militancy VOA 27 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani PM Gilani has warned the US that it must end "negative messaging" accusing Pakistan of supporting militant attacks.
- Pakistan Pushes Back Against U.S. RFE/RL 27 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan has warned the United States to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants.
- Taliban Says Haqqani Network Has No Ties To Pakistan RFE/RL 27 Sep 2011 -- The Taliban has rejected claims that it or any of its allies have ties to the Pakistani government.
- Taliban Says it Controls Haqqani Network, Denies Links to Pakistan VOA 27 Sep 2011 -- The Taliban says it, not Pakistan, controls the Haqqani network.
- Pakistan, China Hold High-level Security Talks VOA 27 Sep 2011 -- The Pakistani government has pledged to attack Uighur militants opposed to the Chinese government who are hiding in Pakistan's volatile tribal regions.
- Ex-Afghan Minister: Pressure On ISI To End Ties With Terror Groups RFE/RL 26 Sep 2011 -- A former Afghan official says pressure is mounting on Pakistan to end its support for extremist groups.
- Kabul attack militants product of CIA, not Pakistan - minister RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2011 -- The Haqqani group was the CIA's creation, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said.
- Pakistan's top commanders hold emergency session IRNA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's top military commanders were holding an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the 'prevailig security situation', the army said.
- Pakistan Holds Special Military Meeting Amid US Tensions VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani chaired an emergency meeting with his top commanders Sunday as a war of words with the United States escalated.
- US Pakistan Relations Frazzle VOA 25 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani chaired a special meeting of his top commanders on Sunday amid an escalating war of words with the United States. Ties between the two allies have plunged to a new low following U.S. allegations the Pakistani spy agency is encouraging and aiding deadly militant attacks on U.S.- led international forces in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan boosts nuclear installations' security: FM IRNA 23 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan has told the UN that steps have been taken to augment the safety and security of the country's nuclear installations and materials.
- Pakistan Warns US it Risks Losing an Ally Over Afghan Accusations VOA 23 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani officials have responded angrily to U.S. accusations that the country's intelligence agency supported attacks by the Haqqani militant network.
- Pakistan hits out at U.S. over terrorist links comments RIA Novosti 23 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan has said the US risks losing it as its ally after America's most senior military officer accused the country's intelligence service of helping carry out deadly attacks on Western targets in Afghanistan.
- White House Asks Pakistan To Break With Terror Network RFE/RL 23 Sep 2011 -- The US has called on Pakistan to "break any link they have" with the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani militant network.
- Blast kills 4 militants in Pakistan IRNA 23 Sep 2011 -- At least four suspected militants were killed and another injured when a bomb in their vehicle exploded in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region.
- U.S. Military Chief Says Pakistan 'Exporting Violence' To Afghanistan RFE/RL 22 Sep 2011 -- US military's outgoing chief Admiral Mike Mullen has accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence of actively supporting Haqqani network.
- US Military: Pakistan Aided Embassy Attack VOA 22 Sep 2011 -- The top U.S. military official has accused Pakistan of exporting violent extremism to Afghanistan by using militants as an “arm” of its military spy service.
- Drones: Pakistan Has No Leg To Stand On RFE/RL 22 Sep 2011 -- Recent drone attack that reportedly killed Al-Qaeda leader Abu Hafs al-Shahri in Waziristan is the latest result of a CIA campaign that began in 2004.
- Twin bombs kill 5 van passengers in NW Pakistan IRNA 22 Sep 2011 -- Two roadside bombs near passengers vehicles Thursday killed at least five people in Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal region.
- 2 children die in toy bomb blast in Pakistan IRNA 22 Sep 2011 -- At least two children were killed in a toy bomb blast in Pakistan’s flood-hit southern Sindh province.
- Shi'a Shot Dead In Pakistan En Route To Iran RFE/RL 22 Sep 2011 -- Armed men have gunned down 26 people, all of them belonging to the Shi'a sect, in Pakistan's southern Baluchistan Province.
- Pakistan Arrests Extremist Leader For Inciting Sectarian Violence VOA 22 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani police say they have placed a prominent Islamist militant under house arrest after accusing him of trying to incite sectarian hatred.
- Pakistan, US spy chiefs discuss Haqqani network IRNA 21 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan’s spy chief Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha visited Washington quietly for a one day visit to meet with his CIA counterpart.
- US Presses Pakistan for Action on Haqqani Network VOA 21 Sep 2011 -- One issue has topped the agenda in meetings between high-level U.S. and Pakistani officials: How to deal with the Haqqani network.
- US Agrees to Limit Troops in Pakistan VOA 21 Sep 2011 -- The United States has agreed to limit the number of military personnel stationed in Pakistan.
- US cuts forces in Pakistan RIA Novosti 21 Sep 2011 -- Islamabad and Washington have agreed to more than halve the number of U.S. troops on Pakistani territory.
- Pakistani Army Commander Wounded In Militant Attack RFE/RL 21 Sep 2011 -- The army commander in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley has been injured after his helicopter came under fire.
- Top Pakisran army general 'injured' in helicopter firing IRNA 21 Sep 2011 -- A senior Pakistan army officer was slightly injured when unidenfied men fired at his helicopter in northwest of the country.
- Panetta, Mullen to Pressure Pakistan on Terrorism AFPS 20 Sep 2011 -- Pentagon leaders emphasized today that they will continue to pressure Pakistan to keep insurgents there from spilling into Afghanistan.
- Outlawed group claims responsibility for pilgrims attack IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- A banned extremist group claimed responsibility for attack on a bus carrying Shiite Muslims in Pakistan.
- Gunmen attack bus of Shia pilgrims, kills 26 in Pakistan IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- Unidentified gunmen Tuesday attacked a bus of Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province killing 26 pilgrims.
- Pakistan army kills 18 Taliban in tribal area IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani security forces bombed hideouts of suspected Taliban militants in Orakzai tribal region on Tuesday and killed 18 of them.
- Pakistani leaders condemn Karachi suicide attack IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari, strongly condemned a suicide car bomb attack on the house of a senior police investigation officer.
- Four die in blast in music CDs shops in Pakistan IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- A blast in a music CDs shops killed at least one person in the northwestern city of Peshawar Monday night.
- Indian border security person killed in Pak firing in Samba IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani forcesopened fire on a Border Security Force patrol killing a sub-inspector and injuring a civilian along the Line of Control in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
- China launches first Fast Attack Craft for Pakistan IRNA 20 Sep 2011 -- China on Tuesday successfully launched the first Fast Attack Craft (missile) being built for Pakistan Navy in the Chinese Xingang Shipyard in Tianjin.
- US drone aircraft crashes in NW Pakistan IRNA 18 Sep 2011 -- A US spy aircraft crashed in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, officials in the region said.
- Pakistan has links with Afghan militant group: US envoy IRNA 18 Sep 2011 -- U.S. Ambassador in Islamabad, Cameron Munter, has claimed that Washington has evidence of Pakistan's relations with the al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network blamed for the recent attacks on US embassy and NATO offices in Kabul.
- Al-Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan IRNA 16 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani media reported Thursday night that al-Qaeda's chief of operations Abu Hafs al Shahri has reportedly been killed in Pakistan this week.
- NATO blames Pakistan-based Taliban for Kabul siege RIA Novosti 15 Sep 2011 -- The top brass of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) blamed Pakistan-based insurgents for staging a 20-hour siege in Kabul on Wednesday.
- Pakistan Says U.S. Warning On Militants Hurts Ties RFE/RL 15 Sep 2011 -- The Pakistani Foreign Ministry says a U.S. warning on militants based in Pakistan goes against counterterrorism cooperation between the two allies.
- Pakistan: US Remarks on Counterterrorism 'Out of Line' VOA 15 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan says U.S. criticism of the country's efforts targeting militants works against counterterrorism cooperation between the two allies.
- Toll from Pakistani rains mounts as flooding spreads, UN reports UN News Centre 14 Sep 2011 -- The toll from torrential rains in Pakistan is mounting, with 230 people killed, more than 300,000 others displaced and 1.1 million homes destroyed or damaged as flooding has inundated 4.5 million acres, cutting major roads and polluting water, the United Nations reported today.
- Pakistan says will continue anti-terror war IRNA 11 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan Sunday used its message on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks to declare that it would back the world community to fight terrorism till its elimination.
- US drone kills 4 in Pakistan IRNA 11 Sep 2011 -- US drone aircraft fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday and killed four people, local media reported.
- Pakistani Pleads Guilty In U.S. Court To Nuclear Export Allegations RFE/RL 10 Sep 2011 -- A Pakistani man has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to illegally attempting to transfer nuclear-related materials to Pakistan.
- ISAF unwilling to act against Pakistani Taliban IRNA 10 Sep 2011 -- Foreign forces in Afghanistan are unwilling to take action against Pakistani Taliban, who have established in Afghan border regions and launch attacks on Pakistani check posts from there, reports said Friday.
- Pakistan's Military Pays High Price in War on Terrorism VOA 08 Sep 2011 -- The United States and its NATO allies have been fighting terrorism in Afghanistan since the terror attacks on New York and Washington in 2001.
- Pakistan condemns Delhi Court blast IRNA 08 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani President Zardari and PM Gilani have condemned bombing outside New Delhi High Court that has led to loss of life and injuries.
- Pakistani Police Detain Dozens After Suicide Bombings VOA 08 Sep 2011 -- Police say they have detained some 170 suspects in connection with suicide bombings that killed 28 people in Quetta.
- Twin suicide bombings kill 20 people in Pakistan IRNA 08 Sep 2011 -- Two suicide bombers killed at least 20 people, including security men in Pakistani southwestern city of Quetta.
- Suicide Bombers Kill 23 In Southwest Pakistan RFE/RL 07 Sep 2011 -- Two suicide bombers targeting a senior security official have killed 23 people and wounded over 60 others in Pakistan's Quetta.
- Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts Kill 22 in SW Pakistan VOA 07 Sep 2011 -- The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a pair a suicide bomb attacks targeting the house of a top Pakistani security officer.
- Twin bomb attacks kill 21 in Pakistan RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2011 -- At least 21 people died and 40 were injured by two bomb attacks in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday.
- US-Pakistan Joint Raid in Pakistan Hopeful Sign for Ties VOA 07 Sep 2011 -- Ties between the intelligence agencies of Pakistan and the United States have been severely strained since May.
- Travel ban on people linked to Osama’s panel IRNA 07 Sep 2011 -- A commission investigating US military raid to kill Osama bin Laden slapped travel restrictions on all people related to the events.
- Travel Ban Imposed on Pakistani Doctor Involved in bin Laden Raid VOA 06 Sep 2011 -- A Pakistani commission has imposed a travel ban on doctor who assisted the United States in raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
- Pakistan arrests senior Al-Qaeda leader for external operations IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan army has arrested Younis Al Mauritani, responsible for planning and conduct of international operations.
- Pakistan Detains Key Al-Qaeda Figure RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's security service has captured Younis al-Mauritani, a top Al-Qaeda figure, and two other senior Al-Qaeda operatives.
- Pakistan Captures Senior al-Qaida Leader VOA 05 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's military said it has arrested a senior al-Qaida official and two other members of the terrorist group.
- Pakistani-Born Man Arrested In U.S. On Terrorism Support Charges RFE/RL 05 Sep 2011 -- A Pakistani-born man has been arrested near the U.S. capital and charged by U.S. authorities with providing support to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
- US considers Pak spy agency dangerous IRNA 05 Sep 2011 -- Wikileaks has revealed that US officials consider Pakistani top intelligence agency as a dangerous organization.
- US wants Pakistan releases CIA agent IRNA 04 Sep 2011 -- The United States has sought the intervention of Pakistan’s top political leadership to secure the release of a doctor who worked for the CIA.
- Pakistan Asks Karzai to Help Secure Release of 30 Kidnapped Youths VOA 04 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan has called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to help with efforts to secure the release of about 30 Pakistani youths abducted along the Pakistani-Afghan border.
- Pakistan army concerned at Karachi unrest IRNA 04 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan’s powerful military has once again shown concern at the turmoil in the country’s commercial hub of Karachi.
- Indian Army officer killed as Pak troops violate ceasefire twice IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- An Indian Junior Commissioned Officer and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in Keran sector in north Kashmir.
- Pakistan Says Three Soldiers Killed By Indian Troops RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's army says Indian forces fired across the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing three Pakistani soldiers.
- Russian, Afghan, Pakistani, Tajik presidents to discuss Afghanistan RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will discuss the Afghan peace process on Friday at a four-nation summit.
- Two Killed, Some 14 Hurt In Northwest Pakistan Suicide Bombing RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Two people were killed and some 14 others wounded on September 1 when a suicide bomber blew up his car in northwestern Pakistan.
- PAKISTAN: Many Afghan refugees may opt to stay on IRIN 01 Sep 2011 -- Abdullah Jan, 28, has lived as a refugee in Nowshera, a town in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, since he was two.
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