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January 2015 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan's Shi'ites Mourn 61 Killed In Mosque Bombing RFE/RL 31 Jan 2015 -- Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims rallied January 31 in Pakistan to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, in the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.
- Dozens Killed in Pakistani Shi'ite Mosque Bombing VOA 30 Jan 2015 -- Authorities in Pakistan say a powerful bomb ripped through a crowded Shi'ite Muslim mosque Friday, killing at least 58 worshipers and wounding many others.
- US drone strike kills 7 in Pakistan's North Waziristan Iran Press TV 29 Jan 2015 -- At least seven people have been killed and three others injured in a US drone attack in Pakistan's mountainous tribal region of North Waziristan.
- Pakistan voices concern over US-India nuclear deal Iran Press TV 28 Jan 2015 -- The Pakistani government has expressed serious concern over a recent nuclear deal between the United States and India, saying it will be detrimental to stability of South Asia.
- Over 8,000 Arrested in Northwest Pakistan on Suspicion of Terrorism Sputnik 23 Jan 2015 -- The newspaper cites a report compiled by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) provincial government and given to the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the document, 2,861 raids were held and 8,281 suspects were arrested in the region. The number includes 22 clergymen accused of hate speech. The raids were conducted in accordance with the National Action Plan to fight terrorism adopted in December, according to the newspaper.
- Pakistan Arrests IS Leader, Breaks Islamist Recruitment Ring Sputnik 22 Jan 2015 -- Pakistani security services arrested an Islamic State (IS) commander and his two accomplices, Pakistani daily, the Express Tribune has reported.
- Pakistan Adds to Banned Organizations List VOA 22 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan has outlawed two militant groups accused of plotting terrorist attacks in neighboring India and Afghanistan. The announcement comes before President Barack Obama's trip to New Delhi this week./01/mil-150119-presstv06.htm">5 killed in US drone strike in Pakistan Iran Press TV 19 Jan 2015 -- At least five people have been killed in a US assassination drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.
- Pakistan's Musharraf indicted in 2006 murder case of opposition leader Iran Press TV 14 Jan 2015 -- A Pakistani court has indicted the country's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, and five others in the killing of an opposition leader in 2006.
- Kerry Urges Pakistan To Fight Militants, Mend India Ties RFE/RL 13 Jan 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Pakistan to fight militant groups that pose a threat to the South Asian country, the region, and the United States.
- US: Pakistan Willing to Attack Taliban, Haqqani Militants VOA 12 Jan 2015 -- The U.S. says that Pakistan is pledging a new willingness to attack Taliban and Haqqani Network insurgents in tribal areas along its Afghan border.
- Pakistani School Reopens After Taliban Massacre RFE/RL 12 Jan 2015 -- The Pakistani school that was the site of a Taliban massacre last month has reopened amid tight security.
- Background Briefing Secretary Kerry's Trip to India and Pakistan US Dept. of State 09 Jan 2015
- Pakistan President Signs Bill Allowing Military Courts for Terror Suspects VOA 07 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday signed into law legislation allowing creation of military courts to swiftly try civilian terrorism suspects. Parliament approved the measure on Tuesday.
- Pakistani Parliament Approves Military Courts For Terror Suspects RFE/RL 06 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's parliament has approved a constitutional amendment enabling military courts to try civilians suspected of terrorism.
- Pakistan to Establish Courts for Speedy Trial of Terrorism Suspects Sputnik 06 Jan 2015 -- The National Assembly of Pakistan (the lower parliamentary house) approved the 21st Constitutional Amendment and The Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 Tuesday granting military courts the ability to try civilian terrorism suspects, the Pakistan Tribune reported.
- Pakistan Approves Military Courts for Civilian Terror Suspects VOA 06 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's parliament has approved the creation of special trial courts supervised by army officers to swiftly prosecute civilian terrorism suspects. The move is one of a raft of measures the country has introduced to stem violent extremism after Taliban militants massacred 150 people, almost all of them children, last month.
- India Says Pakistan Lacks 'Sustained Commitment' to Combat Terrorism Sputnik 05 Jan 2015 -- Despite a decision by the US government to send aid to Pakistan, India does not believe that Pakistan is doing enough to fight terrorist groups, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Monday.
- Indian Home Minister Calls on Pakistan to Stop Ceasefire Violations Sputnik 03 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan must put an end to ceasefire violations in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday.
- Pakistan Airstrikes Kill Over 30 Militants, Destroy Terrorist Hideouts Sputnik 03 Jan 2015 -- The Pakistan Armed Forces killed at least 31 militants and destroyed a number of shelters and training facilities in the country's northwest, the army said Saturday.
- Pakistan Army Airstrikes Kill 31 Militants VOA 03 Jan 2015 -- Pakistan's military says its fighter planes bombed and destroyed several "terrorist hideouts" near the Afghan border Saturday, killing at least 31 militants.
- India, Pakistan exchange nuclear data Iran Press TV 01 Jan 2015 -- Senior Indian and Pakistani officials have exchanged lists of nuclear installations despite growing tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
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