Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2015 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal RFE/RL 21 May 2015 -- Cracks in Afghanistan's unity government are appearing following the signing of a controversial intelligence deal with neighbor and archrival Pakistan.
- 13 militants killed in Pakistani army airstrikes Press TV 20 May 2015 -- At least thirteen pro-Taliban militants were killed when the Pakistani air force military aircraft carried out operations in a troubled northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
- New US drone strike kills three in NW Pakistan Press TV 19 May 2015 -- A fresh US drone strike has claimed the lives of at least three people in Pakistan's northwestern restive tribal region near the Afghan border, local intelligence officials say.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan Sign Intelligence Cooperation Pact RFE/RL 19 May 2015 -- The intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate with each other in their fight against Islamist militants, apparently ending years of hostile relations between the two organizations.
- Saudi Arabia to purchase nuclear arms from Pakistan: US Official Press TV 17 May 2015 -- Saudi Arabia has made a "strategic decision" to purchase "off-the-shelf" nuclear weapons from Pakistan, a US official says.
- Pakistani army air raids kill 17 pro-Taliban militants Press TV 15 May 2015 -- Pakistani fighter jets have bombed militant positions in the country's rugged northwestern tribal region close to the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 17 pro-Taliban militants.
- 44 killed as gunmen attack passenger bus in Pakistan's Karachi People's Daily 13 May 2015 -- At least 44 people were killed and 11 others injured when gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus carrying about 60 to 65 people of a minority group in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday morning, local media and officials said.
- More Than 40 Killed After Gunmen Attack Bus In Karachi RFE/RL 13 May 2015 -- Gunmen have opened fire on a bus carrying members of the minority Ismaili sect in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, killing at least 43 people in an attack that drew swift condemnation from the Pakistani government, India, and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community.
- Premier Sharif vows joint Pakistan-Afghanistan action against Taliban Press TV 12 May 2015 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to reinforce cooperation between his country and Afghanistan in the battle against the Taliban militants.
- Pakistan's PM Voices Unprecedented Support for Afghanistan VOA 12 May 2015 -- During a one-day visit to Kabul, Pakistan's prime minister made what some are calling his strongest remarks ever in support of peace in Afghanistan. And his military seemed to reiterate the message.
- Pakistan's Sharif to Visit Afghanistan as Taliban Ramp Up Attacks VOA 11 May 2015 -- Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, together with his military chief and other top government officials, will travel to Kabul on Tuesday for talks with Afghan leaders.
- Nearly 50 dead, over two dozen injured in North Waziristan tribal clashes Press TV 10 May 2015 -- Clashes between two tribes in Pakistan's North Waziristan over disputed mountain territory have claimed the lives of nearly 50 people and left tens of others wounded.
- Taliban claims deadly Pakistan chopper crash Press TV 08 May 2015 -- The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for a helicopter crash in northern Pakistan in which several envoys were killed, saying that they had targeted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
- Two Diplomats, Five Others, Killed In Pakistani Helicopter Crash RFE/RL 08 May 2015 -- At least seven people, including two ambassadors, were killed when a Pakistani military helicopter crashed in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region on May 8.
- Pakistan Urges Afghanistan's Taliban to Join in Peace Talks VOA 03 May 2015 -- Pakistan has urged Afghanistan's Taliban to cease its annual spring offensive and instead engage in peace talks with the Kabul government. The statement to VOA by a top Pakistani official comes as Afghan and Taliban officials together with other stakeholders have gathered in Qatar for an unofficial dialogue.
- Pakistani army air raids kill over 40 militants Press TV 02 May 2015 -- Pakistani military fighter jets have pounded militant positions in Pakistan's rugged northwestern tribal region close to the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 44 militants.
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