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Three FC men injured in a suicide attack in Kurram Agency

Three FC men injured in a suicide attack in Kurram Agency

KURRAM AGENCY, 15 OCT (DNA) – Three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were injured in a suicide attack near a security check post at Pak-Afghan border on Saturday. Government sources said that a youth who entered in Pakistan from Afghanistan, detonated a suicide vest near a security check post at Kharlachi area of Kurram tribal region. Three FC personnel sustained injuries in the attack, security sources said. Jamaat-ul-Ahraar a splinter group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has claimed responsibility of the attack. Meanwhile, unknown armed men shot dead a police official inRead More


Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh killed in US drone strike

Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh

KABUL: Notorious militant commander and head of defunct Lashkar-e-Islam Chief Mangal Bagh has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan Nangarhar’s province, Afghan media reported on Sunday. The Pakistan government had fixed Rs 20 million bounty on his head. The death has been confirmed by intelligence agencies and the government officials. Bagh was head of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam organisation. He was wanted by Pakistani security forces for involvement in a number of terrorist activities. He was injured in a drone strike that took place on the night of July 22Read More


US Senators, COAS visit NWA to review Zerb-e-Azb

US Senators, COAS visit NWA to review Zerb-e-Azb

NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY, 04 JULY, (DNA) – Senator John McCain, Chairman of US Senate Arms Services committee, accompanied by a congressional delegation including senator Lindsey Graham and senator Joe Donnelly Monday went to North Waziristan Agency to visit areas cleared of terrorists in Operation Zerb-e-Azb. Having seen firsthand, the erstwhile hide outs and communication infrastructure, been cleared of terrorists, the delegation was highly appreciative of Pak Army’s accomplishment of cleansing the entire area of North Waziristan right upto Pak-Afghan Border. Senators also commended the rehabilitation work being carried out byRead More


Most wanted terrorists in Karachi on the run

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ISLAMABAD: Almost 75 percent militants on terror watch list for their alleged links with over a dozen proscribed organisations are untraceable in Karachi, some of them might be behind the recent wave of violence in the metropolis. Official documents pointed out that the Sindh counterterrorism forces were unable to trace 142 out of 190 militants, who were listed to category ‘A*’, a term used for terrorists put on exceptional risk or high risk. The shocking revelations came a week after assassination of famous artist Amjad Sabri following kidnapping of ChiefRead More


US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

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By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More


Pak Army will always come up to expectations of nation: COAS

Rawalpindi: 2nd June - COAS General Raheel Sharif presiding over a day-long Formation Commanders’ 
Conference at General Headquarters on Thursday. - DNA Photo

RAWALPINDI, 02  (DNA) –  A day-long Formation Commanders’ Conference, presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, was held at General Headquarters on Thursday. The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, an ISPR news release said. The participants were given comprehensive briefing on prevailing internal and external security situation of the country. They also held exhaustive discussion on professional matters. The COAS in his address while underscoring multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan, expressed his optimism saying that PakistaniRead More