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October 2020 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Anti-French Protests Held In Pakistan, Afghanistan As France Girds Itself After Latest Attack RFE/RL Gandhara 30 Oct 2020 -- A wave of protests has swept across Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other parts of the Muslim world amid growing anger over France's defense of the right to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
- Blasphemy Cases Against Shiite Community Surge in Pakistan VOA 28 Oct 2020 -- Human rights activists are voicing concern over a recent increase of blasphemy accusations against the Shiite minority community in Pakistan.
- Taliban Reemerges In Former Pakistani Stronghold RFE/RL Gandhara 27 Oct 2020 -- Years ago, Pakistan declared victory against the Taliban after large-scale military operations in a northwestern mountainous region.
- At Least Nine Students Killed, Scores Wounded In Blast At Pakistan Religious School RFE/RL Gandhara 27 Oct 2020 -- At least nine students were killed and more than 80 wounded on October 27 in a bomb attack at a religious school in northwestern Pakistan, local officials and witnesses said.
- Pakistan Seminary Blast Kills 8, Injures 130 VOA 27 Oct 2020 -- A powerful bomb blast inside an Islamic seminary in northwestern Pakistan early Tuesday, killed at least eight people and injured more than 130 others.
- Pakistan Lawmaker Detained Ahead Of Opposition Rally RFE/RL Gandhara 25 Oct 2020 -- A Pakistani lawmaker says he has been stopped by the authorities upon his arrival in the southwestern city of Quetta to take part in an anti-government rally.
- Blast Kills Three In Pakistan City Hosting Opposition Rally RFE/RL Gandhara 25 Oct 2020 -- At least three people have been killed in the explosion of an improvised device in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Pakistan's restive Balochistan Province, despite heightened security as opposition parties held a large rally in another part of the city.
- Indian Army Claims to Have Downed Pakistani 'Spy' Drone Along Line of Control in Kashmir Sputnik 24 Oct 2020 -- Arch-rivals India and Pakistan often accuse each other of violating their respective airspace by flying quadcopters across the Line of Control in Kashmir. Since January of this year, over half a dozen Indian quadcopters have been shot down by the Pakistani Army on charges of alleged airspace violations.
- Pakistani Police Say Four 'Terrorists' Killed In Balochistan Province RFE/RL Gandhara 24 Oct 2020 -- Police in southwestern Pakistan say they've killed four "terrorists" from a banned group during an overnight security operation.
- Pakistan's Powerful Military Faces Biggest Challenge In Years RFE/RL Gandhara 23 Oct 2020 -- Pakistani opposition parties have mounted the most significant challenge in years to the country's all-powerful military, publicly calling out the institution for its alleged meddling in politics. It's a red line that few have dared to cross.
- Global Terror-Funding Watchdog Keeps Pakistan on 'Gray List' VOA 23 Oct 2020 -- An international agency fighting illicit financing has urged Pakistan to deliver on its remaining commitments by February 2021 to curb money laundering and funding sources to terrorist groups.
- Pakistan Kept On Global Terrorism Financing 'Gray List' RFE/RL Gandhara 23 Oct 2020 -- A global financial watchdog has decided to keep Pakistan on its terror financing watch list, saying the country had not completely implemented a set of guidelines.
- 'Shocked' Senior Pakistani Police Officials Protest Arrest Of Exiled Ex-PM's Son-In-Law RFE/RL 20 Oct 2020 -- More than a dozen top police officials in Pakistan's province of Sindh have applied for leave following the arrest of the son-in-law of exiled ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the provincial capital.
- Pakistani Opposition Alliance Holds Rally To Demand Khan's Resignation RFE/RL 19 Oct 2020 -- Tens of thousands of people gathered in Karachi, Pakistan, on October 18 in support of an opposition alliance that has vowed to topple the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
- Son-In-Law Of Exiled Former Pakistani PM Arrested RFE/RL 19 Oct 2020 -- Pakistani police have detained the son-in-law of exiled ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he led a crowd in chanting against the military at the tomb of the country's founder.
- Pakistani Opposition Accuses Military of Kidnapping Senior Police Official VOA 19 Oct 2020 -- An alliance of opposition parties in Pakistan has accused the military of kidnapping the most senior police official of a province to force him to arrest an opposition leader.
- Pakistani Opposition Vows To Topple Khan As Prime Minister RFE/RL 17 Oct 2020 -- Opposition leaders in Pakistan have vowed to topple the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan within weeks.
- Afghanistan-Bound Convoy Attacked In Northwest Pakistan, NATO Armored Vehicles Torched RFE/RL 16 Oct 2020 -- Pakistani officials say several armed men have attacked a convoy transporting four armored vehicles for the NATO forces in Afghanistan and set them alight.
- Pakistani Opposition Launches Protest Movement To Topple Khan Government RFE/RL 16 Oct 2020 -- Opposition supporters are gathering in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala to kick start an effort by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance to topple the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
- Two separate gun and bomb attacks kill dozen in Pakistan Press TV 15 Oct 2020 -- At least twelve people have been killed in two separate gun and bomb attacks targeting security forces and workers across Pakistan.
- Fourteen Troops Reported Killed In Attacks Across Pakistan RFE/RL 15 Oct 2020 -- Pakistani officials say 14 security troops have been killed in two attacks in the country's northwestern and southwestern regions bordering Afghanistan.
- Militant Ambush, Bombing Kill 20 Pakistani Troops VOA 15 Oct 2020 -- Pakistan said Thursday that heavily armed militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles in its southwestern Baluchistan province and killed at least 14 security personnel.
- Residents In Pakistan Tribal Region Continue Protest Demanding Release Of Detainees RFE/RL 14 Oct 2020 -- A sit-in protest by residents of Pakistan's remote North Waziristan tribal district continued for a second consecutive day on October 14 as they demanded the release of all the locals allegedly detained by security forces following a roadside bombing last month.
- At Least Two Pakistani Soldiers Killed By Militant Attack In South Waziristan RFE/RL 10 Oct 2020 -- Officials in Pakistan say militants have killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in an attack in a tribal district known as South Waziristan.
- India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC People's Daily 10 Oct 2020 -- The troops of India and Pakistan Saturday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir on Saturday morning, officials said.
- Pakistan rejects reports of military presence in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict IRNA 02 Oct 2020 -- Pakistan has strongly rejected media reports claiming its army is fighting alongside Azerbaijani forces against Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh.
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