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July 2014 - Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • Pakistan Says it 'Foiled' Cross-Border Militant Attack VOA 30 Jul 2014 -- Pakistan said it has repulsed an attack on a military outpost by Afghanistan-based militants, killing at least seven attackers. The foreign ministry later summoned a senior Afghan diplomat to urge Kabul to take steps to stop border incursions by anti-Pakistan groups.
  • Afghanistan: Pakistan's Anti-Haqqani Offensive Ineffective VOA 23 Jul 2014 -- Afghan intelligence officials say Pakistan's military has made little headway in its offensive against the Haqqani network and other militant groups along the Afghan border.
  • Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills Militants Near Afghan Border VOA 19 Jul 2014 -- A U.S. drone strike is said to have killed at least a dozen militants in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan region, where the Pakistani military is engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive that could include targeting extremists involved in deadly cross-border raids in Afghanistan.
  • Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 15 in Pakistan VOA 16 Jul 2014 -- Pakistani officials say as many as four U.S. drone strikes have killed at least 15 people in the country's northwest tribal region.
  • Pakistani Offensive Empties Largest Town in North Waziristan VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Pakistani military commanders said the army's ongoing offensive against terrorist groups in North Waziristan is "progressing well," but also that they have found signs of foreign operatives working in the area.
  • 'Number of displaced Pakistanis in N Waziristan reaches 800k' Iran Press TV 08 Jul 2014 -- Pakistan's Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has announced that the number of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country's North Waziristan Agency has reached almost 800,000.
  • Pakistan's Anti-Terror Law Angers Rights Groups VOA 04 Jul 2014 -- International and local human rights groups are demanding Pakistan discard its new anti-terrorism law, condemning it as "a blatant attack" on fundamental rights of the people. But the government is defending the legislation as necesary to tackle "the menace of terrorism" that has plagued Pakistan for years.
  • Three mini-factories of explosive devices found in Pakistan's 'tribal zone' VoR 03 Jul 2014 -- Three mini-factories producing improvised explosive devices were found on Wednesday night in the agency Northern Waziristan of the Pakistani 'tribal zone' during the ongoing military operation against the Taliban. This was reported by the electronic version of the newspaper 'Express Tribune'.
  • Fresh fighting sends more than 75,000 Pakistanis fleeing into Afghanistan - UN agency UN News Centre 02 Jul 2014 -- The ongoing Pakistani military offensive against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region has forced more than 75,000 people to flee their homes in the past two weeks, seeking shelter in neighbouring Afghanistan, the United Nations refugee agency said today.
  • UN agencies to assist nearly 500,000 people in Pakistan's Wazirstan area UN News Centre 01 Jul 2014 -- United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are aiding nearly half a million people along the Pakistan-Afghan border, uprooted by a Pakistani offensive against armed insurgents in the North Wazirstan Agency tribal areas.
  • Afghanistan becomes unlikely safe haven for Pakistani refugees IRIN 01 Jul 2014 -- Nearly half a million people have been forced out of North Waziristan Agency by an ongoing Pakistani military operation there, including nearly 80,000 that have made their way to Afghanistan, a largely unprecedented movement.



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