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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, December 31, 2012

  PESHAWAR: A kidnapped militiaman, who survived a Taliban atrocity and was admitted to a hospital with serious injuries late on Saturday night, died on Sunday, raising the number of the slain Levies Force personnel to 22. The nightmarish episode began early on Thursday when militants attacked posts of Levies Force in Hasankhel and Jina Kor areas of Frontier Region Peshawar. Two militiamen were killed ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Sunday, December 30, 2012

  PESHAWAR: Taliban militants have shot dead 21 Pakistani soldiers who were kidnapped two days ago near Peshawar, officials said late Saturday night. “We found 21 bullet-riddled bodies of security personnel a short while ago in an uninhabited area,” local government official Naveed Akbar told AFP. The soldiers were abducted from two government paramilitary camps outside Peshawar on Thursday and the bod ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Saturday, December 29, 2012

  PESHAWAR: The political administration has asked elders of the Frontier Region Peshawar to help the government to recover by Monday the 23 personnel of Levies kidnapped by the Taliban on Thursday. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s Darra Adamkhel faction claimed responsibility for killing the two militiamen and kidnapping 23 others. Official sources said the militants had overrun and destroyed three checkpo ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Friday, December 28, 2012

  ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar here on Thursday said that Pakhtun culture had undergone tremendous changes, manifested in folklore, art and literature, over the past one decade. The seminar titled “Extremism and radicalisation in Fata: impacts on culture” was organised by Fata Research Centre (FRC). Participants appreciated the role of Pakhtun poets and writers, saying that they were raising their ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Thursday, December 27, 2012

  ISLAMABAD: The Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has made a conditional ceasefire offer to the Pakistan Government which envisages an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war and the reshaping of the Constitution and foreign policy according to the Quran and Sunnah. The offer was made to this correspondent in a letter sent by Punjab TTP Amir Asmatullah Muawiya and was endorsed by the spokesman o ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Wednesday, December 26, 2012

  PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party has decided to launch a campaign to build a coalition of political parties and state institutions against militancy after losing senior party leader Bashir Bilour in a suicide attack by Taliban last Saturday. “If the experience of recent past is anything to go by, the terrorists will not forgive any political or religious party, even those who have literally acted a ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Tuesday, December, 25, 2012

  PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti called upon the political leadership and the military on Monday to immediately put their heads together to find a permanent solution to the problem of militancy. “Time has come that the military and political leadership take a quick decision and guide the nation. Otherwise, it will be criminal negligence,” he told lawmakers in the pro ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, December 24, 2012

  PESHAWAR: Amid tears and sobs, senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bashir Ahmed Bilour — who was assassinated in a suicide attack here on Saturday — was laid to rest in a local graveyard on Sunday. A large number of people attended the funeral. With helicopters hovering overhead, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan and other political leaders joined hundreds of members of ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Sunday, December 23, 2012

  PESHAWAR: ANP central leader Bashir Ahmad Bilour was killed in a suicide attack Saturday evening along with eight others, including his secretary and two police officials. At least 18 other people were injured when a Taliban bomber blew himself up to hit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister while he was leaving the venue after addressing a public meeting in Peshawar. Bashir Bilour’s personal secret ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Saturday, December 22, 2012

  LADHA: Four militants, a key Taliban ‘commander’ among them, were killed and six others injured in a blast in Rustam bazaar of South Waziristan on Friday. Maulvi Abbas, the Taliban commander, his son and two guards were killed when an IED (improvised explosive device) said to have been planted in his office by his rivals, went off. Six people were injured and were taken to agency headquarters’ hospit ...

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