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February 2015 - Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • India-Pakistan: The new victims of an old border dispute IRIN 25 Feb 2015 -- India and Pakistan's decades-old territorial dispute is often portrayed as a dormant conflict, but for Zaigham Abbas it is anything but.
  • Pakistan to send back millions of Afghan refugees Iran Press TV 23 Feb 2015 -- Pakistan is forcing more than 2.6 million Afghan refugees to return to their country, a move international rights groups call as "inhumane" and "unlawful."
  • Five militants, one soldier die as Pakistan forces, gunmen clash Iran Press TV 20 Feb 2015 -- At least six people have been killed when Pakistan's security forces and militants engaged in an exchange of fire in the troubled northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan's Army Chief Visits Afghanistan VOA 17 Feb 2015 -- Pakistan's army chief says his country is sharing "unprecedented" levels of intelligence with Afghanistan and both countries are working "hand in glove" to eradicate the menace of terrorism.
  • 20 Killed in Attack on Shi'ite Mosque in Pakistan VOA 13 Feb 2015 -- Militants attacked a Shi'ite mosque in Peshawar in northern Pakistan during Friday prayers, killing 20 people and wounding more than 40 others.
  • Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese Officials Meet for Security Talks in Kabul VOA 09 Feb 2015 -- Top officials from neighboring Pakistan and China gathered in Kabul Monday for the first round of a trilateral dialogue with Afghan counterparts to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan. The meeting comes as officials in southern Afghanistan say a drone strike killed a senior Taliban-turned Islamic State commander.
  • Afghan Cadets Train in Pakistan VOA 06 Feb 2015 -- In yet another sign of a continued thaw in bilateral security cooperation, Afghanistan has sent a group of six Afghan army cadets to neighboring Pakistan for military training.
  • Pakistan's Sharif Accuses India of Kashmir Violations VOA 05 Feb 2015 -- Pakistan's prime minister has harshly criticized rival India for using "delaying tactics" to resolve the long-running territorial dispute over Kashmir. Relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbors have plunged to new lows in recent months and their armies have regularly traded cross-border fire in the disputed region.
  • Peshawar killings provoke crackdown on Afghans IRIN 05 Feb 2015 -- Thousands of Afghans in Pakistan have been arrested or moved from their homes of many years in the wake of December's killing of over 100 schoolchildren in the city of Peshawar. The Afghans, the majority of whom are not registered refugees, have been targeted in a government crackdown announced immediately after the killings.
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) with a range of 350 kilometers (nearly 220 miles).

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