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FRC Daily Brief, Thursday, January 31, 2013

  LANDI KOTAL: Six members of a family were killed when a mortar fell on a house in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Wednesday, sources said. They said that a stray mortar fired from an undisclosed location hit the house of Ghani Gul in Sponrhai area of Kukikhel, killing six members of his family. Meanwhile, security forces said that curfew would be imposed in the entire Bara subdivision of Khyber Agen ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  BARA: Some 31 insurgents were killed and many others injured respectively in shelling and bombing by security forces and jet fighters in Khyber and Orakzai tribal agencies, official sources said on Tuesday. The sources said security forces continued artillery shelling from the FC Mishtari Camp in Bazaar Valley as well as strikes by jet fighters against the militants’ bases in Tirah Valley of Khyber A ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  LANDI KOTAL: Taliban on Monday laid siege to Bagh-Maidan in Tirah valley, where headquarters of Ansaarul Islam (AI) militant group are located, after taking control of some strategic heights around the area. According to sources, the heights of Haidar Kandaw, Narhaw, Ziyarath Sar, Bucha and Angori fell to Taliban after they launched a major offensive. The offensive also brought Bar Qambar Khel area u ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, January 28, 2013

  LANDI KOTAL: The Ansaarul Islam militant group, perceived to be a pro-government outfit, gained some ground against Taliban on Sunday on the third day of fighting between them in the mountainous Tirah region bordering Afghanistan. According to information obtained from independent sources in the region, another two Ansaar men were killed as a fierce gun battle continued in Adamkhel, which is situated ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Sunday, January 27, 2013

  BARA: At least 40 persons were killed in clashes between the Tirah-based banned organisation Ansarul Islam (AI) and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and shelling of warplanes on the positions of the latter on Friday, tribal sources said on Saturday. The sources said the clashes erupted between the two militant organisations early on Friday morning when dozens of TTP militants armed with mortars an ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Friday, January 25, 2013

  LONDON: The UN’s envoy on counter-terrorism and human rights launched an investigation on Thursday into the impact of drone strikes on civilians, aimed at securing accountability for attacks going “badly wrong”. Ben Emmerson, a British lawyer and United Nations special rapporteur, said the huge expansion in the technology behind unmanned planes, and consequently their increasing use, required a new l ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Thursday, January 24, 2013

  LADHA: The bullet-riddled body of an Afghan national having close links with the Pakistani Taliban was found on Wednesday near Rustom Bazaar in Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan tribal region. A note in Urdu found on the body of Asmatullah Kharoti accused him of collaborating on US drone strikes that killed prominent warlord Mullah Nazir earlier this month. The note said: “The accused was wa ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  ISLAMABAD: The treasury on Tuesday blocked a key legislation for giving representation to women from FATA in parliament. The proposed law was moved by a treasury member in the Lower House of parliament, which also witnessed a walk out from the JUI-F against imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan. Yasmeen Rahman of the PPP introduced The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2013 envisaging women repres ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  LANDI KOTAL: The negotiations between Khyber Agency political administration and a tribal jirga remained inconclusive on Monday as tribal elders refused to shoulder the responsibility of ensuring peace in Bara Bazaar in case it was reopened. Malik Waris Khan, a jirga member and former MNA from Bara, told Dawn that they were not in a position to guarantee peace in Bara under the collective territorial ...

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FRC Daily Brief, Monday, January 21, 2013

  PESHAWAR: The Frontier Corps (FC) has claimed that terrorists killed five family members of a soldier, threw the bodies of militants on a road in Bara, Khyber Agency and orchestrated protest demonstration in Peshawar to win public sympathies. In a rejoinder issued here on Sunday, FC said that between the night of Monday and Tuesday a fairly large number of terrorists attacked law enforcement agencies ...

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