Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Two soldiers two cops die in Pakistan attacks  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 26/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) LAMABAD: A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country's northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taleban militants officials said.The incident occurred on Thursday evening near the border with Afghanistan just northwest of Miranshah the main town of North Waziristan tribal region a statement from the military said.'Two soldiers embraced shahadat (martyrdom) Thursday evening in an improvised explosive device blast in the Ghulam Khan area" the statement said issued late Thursday.Ghulam Khan is 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Miranshah.Elsewhere two gunmen riding a motorbike on Friday opened fire on two police men on security duty on the outskirts of southwestern city of Quetta the capital of oil and gas-rich Baluchistan province killing both of them police said.'One of the policemen died on the spot while the second succumbed to injuries in hospital" a local senior police official Imran Qureshi told AFP.Pakistan began the offensive against militants in mid-June following a brazen insurgent attack on Karachi airport that left dozens dead and a peace process with the Pakistani Taleban in tatters.North Waziristan had become a major base for the Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) which rose up against the state in 2007 while the United States had long called for action in the area against militant groups targeting Nato forces in Afghanistan.More than 500 militants and 27 soldiers have been killed in the assault so far according to the military though their death toll for insurgents cannot be independently confirmed.According to five witnesses AFP spoke to about one air strike on June 16 37 civilians including 20 women and 10 children were killed contradicting the military's claim of '35 terrorist" deaths in the action.In addition more than 800000 people have been forced to flee from North Waziristan by the assault with most ending up in in the nearby town of Bannu where they either live in government-run camps or pay high rents for private accommodation.The rugged mountainous tribal area has for years been a hideout for Islamist militants of all stripes including Al-Qaeda and the homegrown TTP as well as foreign fighters including Uzbeks and Uighurs.However there are fears that many top militants have fled including fighters from the feared Haqqani network which is blamed for numerous bloody attacks in Afghanistan.Resource-rich Baluchistan where the attack on the police happened is home to a long-running separatist conflict that was revived in 2004 with nationalists seeking to stop what they see as the exploitation of the region's natural resources and alleged rights abuses.The idea of giving greater autonomy to the province the size of Italy but with only nine million inhabitants is highly sensitive in a country still scarred by the independence in 1971 of its eastern portion now Bangladesh.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 22 2014 - Qatar's Torrente and Carella finish second and fifth in UAEThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Qatar Team's Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella finished second and fifth respectively in a processional Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the penultimate round of the 2014 UIM F1 ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Qatar's GDP expands by 6.3 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to Qatar's Prime Minister and Interior Minister, the country's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 6.3 percent, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The minister attributed the growth ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Emirates targets double-digit passenger growth in FY 2014-15MENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Airlines is targeting double-digit passenger growth in its current financial year despite a first quarter operational slowdown and an unstable global environment, Gulf News ...

 Nov 22 2014 - US- ReceptionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel (left), welcomes the Minister of the National Guard of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mitib bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Pentagon in ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Egypt- Appeal for releaseThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Lois (right) and Juris Greste, parents of Al Jazeera's Australian journalist Peter Greste, arrive at a press conference to appeal to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Bahrain oppn urges end to power monopolyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Bahrain's Shia opposition warned yesterday ahead of elections that failure by the kingdom's Sunni rulers to loosen their grip on power could trigger a surge in violence.The ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Germany- Merkel rejects unilateral Palestinian recognitionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday rejected the idea of Germany recognising Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Qatar- Children's rights highlightedThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Children highlighted their rights and need to be protected from violence during activities organised in various public places in Doha to celebrate Universal Children's Day. ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Qatar- Philippine official warns over maids' rightsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Manpower agencies and employers who violate the Household Service Workers Policy Reform Package will face penalties, visiting Philippine Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz ...

 Nov 22 2014 - Qatar- Experts shine light on harm done by stressThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Excessive stress is associated with serious health issues such as lifestyle illnesses and depression, but that it can be dealt with effectively, say experts.Two leading ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help