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Pak-India border trade suspended

LAHORE: Trade activities between Pakistan and India through Wagah border have been suspended for three days following Sunday’s suicide blast that killed at least 59 people at the main border crossing, Samaa reported Monday. Reports said paramilitary Rangers stopped at check-points several trucks carrying goods for India and also did not allow the vehicles from…

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November 3, 2014

 

Wagah border blast fatalities jump to 59

LAHORE: The death toll of Sunday's suicide blast that tore through the crowds of spectators leaving after a colourful border closing ceremony at Wagah has climbed to 59, officials confirmed. The explosion, which wounded more than 120, came at Wagah border gate near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore after the “flag-lowering” ceremony, a display…

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November 2, 2014

 

India's Modi decries Wagah blast as 'shocking'

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned Sunday a “shocking” suicide bomb blast at the main Pakistan-India border crossing that killed at least 55 people. “Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah Border is shocking. I strongly condemn such a dastardly act of terrorism,” Modi said on his Twitter account. “My condolences to the families…

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November 2, 2014

 

Wagah Border blast: Death toll rises to 55

LAHORE: At least 55 people, including three Rangers personnel, were killed and more than 70 were injured in a suicide blast near Wagah Border on Sunday, police officials and medics said. Women and children are among the victims. The death toll is feared to go up as most of those injured are said to be…

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November 2, 2014

 

China concerned over Indian border posts

NEW DELHI: China's defence ministry has expressed concern over reports that India plans to build 54 new border posts along their disputed border, long a source of tension between the two giant neighbours. China defeated India in a brief war in 1962 and the border has remained unresolved since, despite 17 rounds of talks. The…

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October 31, 2014

 

Pakistan protests with India over LoC killings

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday summoned Acting Indian High Commissioner, to lodge protest after Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed at Tashpura Post shot dead an elderly Pakistani goat-herder, who had inadvertent crossed the border in Narowal's Shakargarh village, Samaa reported. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, three Pakistani villagers came under fire after…

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October 29, 2014

 

Indian border forces kill 70-year-old Pakistani

RAWALPINDI: A 70-year-old Pakistani villager is the latest fatal casualty of the war-hysteric Indian border security forces' 'belligerent adventurism' on the international border between the two nuclear-armed states, Samaa reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian gunners once again unprovocatively violated the LoC ceasefire at Chrikot Sector killing an old man and wounding…

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October 28, 2014

 

Iran, Pakistan border forces exchange fire

QUETTA: Iranian and Pakistani forces exchanged fire on Friday as border skirmishes continued between the two countries. Samaa reports quoting security sources that Iranian forces resorted to unprovoked shelling and fired five mortar shells in Pakistani border town of Mashkel in Balochistan province. Responding to the fire, Pakistan’s FC also retaliated and fired two mortar…

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October 24, 2014

 

Iran summons Pakistani ambassador over border killings

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned the Pakistani ambassador and demanded immediate steps to stop attacks by “terrorists and rebels” that sparked deadly clashes on the countries' border, state media reported Sunday. Noor Muhammad Jadmani was called to the foreign ministry on Saturday evening following the deaths in the restive border province of Sistan-Baluchistan, the official IRNA…

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October 19, 2014

 

Iranian troops continue mortar shelling at Pak border

QUETTA: Pak-Iran border tension continued for the second day today (Saturday) as Iranian border troops fired mortars inside Pakistani territory, Samaa reported. According to officials, five shells were fired on a security check post in Mashkhel area of Balochistan; however, no casualties were reported. On Friday, the Iranian border security forces violated Pakistani border and…

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October 18, 2014

 

Pakistan urges Iran to share proof of border infiltration

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Friday urged Tehran to provide proof of infiltration of terrorists into Iran from Pakistani side of the border, Samaa reports. Addressing a weekly briefing, Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that Tehran has not provided any proof of infiltration. “If Iran has any proof it should share it with the Border Management…

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October 17, 2014

 

Chief of Kasi tribe released near Pak-Afghan border

QUETTA: Awami National Party’s (ANP) former president of Balochistan chapter, Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi, was released by kidnappers more than a year after his abduction, Samaa reported Sunday. The ANP leader was kidnapped on Oct 23, 2013 by armed men who intercepted his car on Patel Road, on the outskirts of Quetta, and took him…

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October 5, 2014

 

China troops withdraw from India border

NEW DELHI: Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare summit in New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier. The row over an alleged incursion by hundreds of Chinese troops into territory claimed by India has dominated…

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September 19, 2014

 

ISAF Commander, COAS discuss Pak-Afghan border coordination

RAWALPINDI: Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), General John Campbell, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif here on Monday at General Headquarters. According to ISPR here, this is his first visit to the General Headquarters after assumption of command of the ISAF. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed that included…

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September 15, 2014

 

Pakistan border ceasefire violations 'provocative': India

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as “serious” and “provocative” and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. On Saturday, a soldier died in Indian Kashmir in a clash with suspected rebels near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), police…

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August 30, 2014

 

India opens unprovoked firing at Sialkot Border

SIALKOT: Indian Border Security Force started unprovoked firing in Harpal and Charwa sectors along the border in Sialkot late Sunday night. According to a spokesman, a strong response by Chenab Rangers silenced the India guns. Firing stopped in morning and no loss has been reported. (APP)

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August 17, 2014

 

Four family members shot dead near Afghan border

PESHAWAR: Four people from the same family were gunned down while two more sustained injuries near Afghan border, Samaa reports Saturday. According to Samaa correspondent, the incident took place when unidentified assailants opened fire at the family members in Sonai Darra locality, killing four of them and injuring two more. -Samaa

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August 9, 2014

 

FO protests against Afghan cross-border attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged strong protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attack by militants at the military check post in Lower Dir. The Afghan Charge d’Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office (FO) and strong protest was lodged. The FO once again demanded of the Afghan authorities to take effective steps to stop the use of…

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July 30, 2014

 

Troops thwart cross-border attack in Lower Dir

ISLAMABAD: Security forces have effectively thwarted a cross-border attack of the militants at Pakistani military check post in Lower Dir, military sources said. According to the sources, some 70 to 80 terrorists had stormed at Pakistani check post in Lower Dir. The Pakistani troops immediately retaliated and successfully foiled the attack that was launched from…

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July 30, 2014

 

Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate

ANBAR: Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said on Saturday, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers almost a century ago with the aim of creating an Islamic Caliphate stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran. The militants, led by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),…

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June 21, 2014

 

Three militants killed in missile attack

KABUL: Three militants were reportedly killed in a missile attack carried out today (Wednesday) in an area of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan. Security sources said the strike took place in Nazian district where a pilotless drone fired multiple missiles on a compound, killing three militants, including a key commander. Those killed could not be identified as…

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May 14, 2014

 
 
 
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