» 03/27/2009, 00.00
Mosque attacked in Pakistan. At least 70 dead
A suicide attacker blew himself up shortly after the start of Friday prayers. There were more than 400 faithful present at the place of worship. The tribal areas on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are the theater of a massive offensive by rebel groups, and of a sectarian struggle between Sunnis and Shiites.
Peshawar: a 15-year-old boy blows himself up in a Shiite mosque
The boy struck the grand Shiite mosque of Mirza Qasim Ali Imambargah: 10 are dead, and 24 wounded. One year ago, an identical attack killed the head of the city's police. Pakistan risks falling into an intra-Muslim feud.
Taliban militants set fire to direct NATO convoy in Afghanistan
20 tankers set on fire. Six people killed and nine wounded in the attack. Similar attacks have occurred in recent days. Tensions between NATO, the U.S. and Islamabad on the war on terrorism.
Karachi: three terrorists blow themselves up to avoid capture
They were preparing an attack against foreign targets. A hostage was also killed. Meanwhile, U.S. and Pakistani troops exchange fire near the Afghan border. Human rights group: to truly combat terrorism, protection for the population must be ensured above all.
08/10/2008 PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN
Army responds to Pakistani parliament today about "war on terror"
There is great anticipation to learn the exact situation of a war that the new government wants to win in order to uproot to militant extremism. Meanwhile, Islamabad is expelling about 50,000 Afghan refugees, and Afghanistan is seeking peace with the Taliban of Mullah Omar.
Pakistan, no government response to Taliban offensive
While the NATO attack rages in southern Afghanistan, president Musharraf and the interior ministry meet to study a defensive strategy and combat the apparent powerlessness of the government. In the meantime, the Taliban are threatening women who study, and closing non-Islamic shops.
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