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Militants kill four ‘spies’ in North Waziristan

Militants kill four ‘spies’ in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR – Militants shot dead four men for alleged spying and dumped their bodies near North Waziristan Agency on Saturday, police said. Police said they found four bullet-riddled bodies with notes from militants in their pockets outside Karak.
“We found bodies of four men, they had been killed by shooting and notes in their pockets said they were spying for Indian and Jewish intelligence agencies,” district police chief Sajid Mohmand told AFP. “We are trying to ascertain the

NWA tribesmen protest drone attacks

PESHAWAR – A large number of tribesmen on Friday staged a rally in Miranshah in a bid to force the US to end drone attacks in the tribal belt.
Chanting slogans against the US, the government and what they called pro-American politicians, the protesters reached the city from the surrounding areas in large processions. They held placards and banners inscribed with their demand for “ending drone attacks” in the Tribal Areas.
Maulvi Gul Behram, Maulana Mohammad Kalim, Haji Azmat

Mortars from across the border kill five in NWA

MIRANSHAH – Five civilians were killed and six wounded when mortar shells fired from Afghanistan hit a border village in the Tribal Areas, military officials said on Friday.
“Five mortar shells fired from the Afghan side landed in Teti Madakhel village,” in the Mir Ali district of North Waziristan late on Thursday, a military official said. He said the mortars hit houses located just three kilometres from the border. “As a result, five civilians – three women and two men – were

US again asks for military offensive in NWA

ISLAMABAD: Top US military officer, Admiral Michael Mullen, who met Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani on Wednesday, asked for a military offensive in North Waziristan saying it was vital for the elimination of terrorism not only in the Tribal Areas but also across the border in Afghanistan.
“Admiral Mullen, US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), called on the army chief at the General Headquarters. The visiting dignitary remained with him for some time and discussed matters of

US drones kill 6 militants in NWA

PESHAWAR: Six suspected militants were killed and several injured when US drones fired missiles on a vehicle and a shop at two different places in Khysore village, near North Waziristan’s Mirali town, on Monday.
The reports from Mir Ali said that a US drone fired missiles at a vehicle, killing three militants and wounding another two. The dead bodies and injured were shifted to an unknown place.
In another attack, a drone fired two missiles on a shop that killed three men.

US drones kill 3 militants in NWA

PESHAWAR: At least three suspected militants were killed when a vehicle was hit by two missiles fired by a US drone in the North Waziristan Agency on Friday.
The US drone targeted the vehicle carrying militants with two missiles at Peeran village near Miranshah. All three passengers were killed and the vehicle was completely destroyed.
The identity of the killed could not be ascertained. However, local tribesmen said they included foreigners.

‘Pakistan sees need for NWA offensive’

WASHINGTON/PARIS: Top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus said on Tuesday Pakistan recognised the need to take more action against insurgents in tribal regions from which they can attack NATO forces over the border.
“They recognise the need for more operations in North Waziristan,” Petraeus said at a university lecture in Paris in which he gave an update on the NATO alliance’s campaign to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. Petraeus said Pakistani security forces

‘Pakistan will decide time for NWA offensive’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan itself has to decide the time of launching an offensive in North Waziristan or any place else, General James N Mattis, commander of the United States Central Command, said on Saturday.
During a meeting with Pakistani military leadership, General Mattis said Pakistan was well aware of the US concerns over secret Al Qaeda hideouts inside Pakistan. Defence sources told Online that the US general met Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shameem Wyne

14 killed in 4 drone strikes in NWA

PESHAWAR: At least 14 people, including suspected militants, were killed and several others inured when US drones targeted four vehicles in separate attacks in North Waziristan Agecny on Wednesday.
The first attack took place in Qutabkhel area close to Miranshah, the agency headquarter.
Four people aboard a vehicle were killd in the attack.
Locals said the four bodies of suspected militants were beyond recognition.
The second attack came two-and-a-half hours

Only Pakistan will take decision on NWA operation, vows troika

ISLAMABAD: Resolving to continue fighting terrorism, the country’s civilian and military leadership on Friday announced that any decision about a military offensive in North Waziristan Agency and any other tribal region would be Pakistan’s own and no outside pressure would be accepted.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were also present.

‘NWA offensive after Tribal Areas stabilise’

Pakistan will consider mounting an anti-Taliban offensive in North Waziristan Agency only when other Tribal Areas are stabilised, a senior military officer said on Tuesday, a position likely to anger Washington.
Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik, the main military commander for the northwest, said it would take at least six months to clear militants from Bajaur and Mohmand agencies.
Addressing a media briefing with Frontier Corps Inspector General Maj General

US, Pakistan agree on incisive military offensive in NWA

The US and Pakistan have agreed on Islamabad’s own plan for a targeted military offensive in North Waziristan Agency instead of a full-fledged operation demanded by the Obama administration. Until the recently concluded US-Pak Strategic Dialogue in Washington DC, the Obama administration was asking for an all out military operation in North Waziristan but had softened its stance and agreed to a give Islamabad a chance for its own surgical strikes and limited ground

Pakistan plays down US demand for NWA offensive

Pakistan on Thursday played down the US demand for a military offensive against militants in the tribal North Waziristan Agency, saying any decision on the vital issue would be taken keeping in view the country’s own interests.
Addressing a weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said, “We have our own strategy to deal with militancy and terrorism and will do whatever will in our own national interest.”
Asked about the US demands for a