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  • Khyber authorities seize explosive-laden vehicle

    2014-10-24

    PESHAWAR – Authorities in Khyber Agency October 24 seized an explosive-laden vehicle meant for a terror attack in Landi Kotal Bazaar, Dawn reported. The vehicle contained 250kg of explosives and the bomb would have been devastating if detonated, security officials said. Security forces are searching for the culprits.

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  • Rangers kill 2 Karachi gangsters

    2014-10-24

    KARACHI – Rangers October 24 killed two Karachi gangsters during a shootout, Geo News reported. The men, identified as Farooq and Samad, were killed when they traded fire with security forces during a raid in Lyari, media reported. Both were members of a Lyari gang and were allegedly involved in 16 slayings, officials said.

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  • Balochistan militants kidnap 6

    2014-10-24

    KHUZDAR, Pakistan – Unidentified armed men October 22 kidnapped six men in Kalat District, Balochistan Province, Dawn reported October 24. The abductors seized the men while they were heading home in the Rodnejo area, Levies Force officials said.

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  • 3 polio cases surface in Sindh, Balochistan

    2014-10-24

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistani health authorities October 23 confirmed three more cases of polio in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, Dawn reported. Two cases were reported in Orangi Town of Karachi, while the other emerged in Zhob District of Balochistan, a Ministry of National Health Services official said. Pakistan has confirmed 215 cases of polio this year.

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  • Badakhshan operation kills 10 militants

    2014-10-24

    BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – Afghan security forces killed at least 10 Taliban insurgents during a clearing operation in Drayam District, Badakhshan Province, police said October 23. Troops carried out the operation after local residents requested it, provincial police spokesman Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said, adding that forces destroyed several militant compounds in the area.

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  • Central Asians, Afghans learn to dispose of ordnance

    2014-10-24

    DUSHANBE – Forty security officers from Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan completed a two-week-long course in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), learning safety precautions, rules for identifying explosive ordnance and the main techniques for disposing of ordnance. The OSCE-facilitated course took place October 13-24 and was conducted in Russian and Tajik-Da...

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  • Taliban threaten 2 Afghan districts near Tajikistan

    2014-10-24

    KUNDUZ PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan officials in Kunduz Province are warning of Taliban efforts to take over two districts, according to a recent report by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)'s Afghan service, prompting preparations for a government response. "The situation is alarming," Dasht-i-Archi District Chief Nasriddin Sadi told RFE/RL as he called for the government to...

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  • Biometric data gathering in Kyrgyz countryside to begin soon

    2014-10-24

    BISHKEK – Authorities in the Kyrgyz countryside soon will begin collecting citizens' biometric data for new, technologically advanced passports, the government press office said in a statement October 23. The plan calls for civil servants to collect data in all villages, starting next week. District chiefs and village chiefs have orders to compile lists of citizens for the data-coll...

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