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Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near borderBy Rupam Jain and Jibran Ahmad KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. official said the target was believed to have been Fazlullah.



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Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometownKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.



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Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting

Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School ShootingThe Texas community rocked by Friday's mass school shooting that killed eight



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Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange studentHouston’s Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school. About 1,000 people, many with Pakistani roots and wearing traditional Muslim dress, converged on an Islamic center in Stafford to honor Sabika Sheikh, whose body was brought by hearse to the somber service from Santa Fe, the nearby small rural town where a student murdered 10 people including eight students. Men lined up in rows offered traditional mourning prayers as Sheikh’s coffin, draped in the green and white flag of Pakistan, was brought into a small, cramped sanctuary.



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Afghan, Pakistani leaders meet after air strike allegation

Afghan, Pakistani leaders meet after air strike allegationBy Rod Nickel KABUL (Reuters) – The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan promised to work together on regional security in a face-to-face meeting on Friday, one day after Kabul accused the Pakistani military of carrying out a rare air strike on its side of the border. Afghanistan on Thursday accused Pakistan of strikes causing “huge financial damages” in a province bordering Pakistan. Pakistan responded that its security forces were countering Afghan-based militant groups on its own side of the border.



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Elderly Pakistani couple quit Syria's embattled Ghouta

Elderly Pakistani couple quit Syria's embattled GhoutaAn elderly Pakistani man and his wife have fled Syria’s embattled Eastern Ghouta, it emerged Thursday, the only known civilians to have left since a “humanitarian pause” took effect. The rebel enclave outside Damascus has seen some of the worst bombardment and fighting of the Syrian civil war since Russia-backed government forces launched an assault on February 18. Mohammad Fadhl Akram, 73, and his wife Saghran Bibi, 10 years younger, were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon, a medical source with the Syrian Red Crescent said, but were devastated to be leaving 17 family members behind in the battered region.



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Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.



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Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girlBy Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said. Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore last week, four days after she was reported missing. Residents of the area have said the murder was the 12th such incident in a year, and has fueled fears a serial rapist killer might be on the loose.



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U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on IslamabadBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid. Pakistan is a crucial gateway for U.S. military supplies destined for U.S. and other troops fighting a 16-year-old war in neighboring, landlocked Afghanistan.



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Pakistani Islamists clash with police, paralyse cities

Pakistani Islamists clash with police, paralyse citiesBy Asif Shahzad FAIZABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – A hard-line Islamist party’s activists clashed with security forces in Pakistan’s capital and other cities on Sunday, officials said, paralysing Islamabad a day after a failed clearing operation killed several people and wounded some 150. The religious activists, who accuse a government minister of blasphemy for a change in the wording of an electoral oath, burned several vehicles outside the capital before withdrawing in an uneasy stand-off at a protest camp they have occupied for two weeks, police said. Despite orders from the civilian government to the army on Saturday night to help restore order, no military troops were at the scene around the protest camp in Faizabad, on the outskirts of the capital, witnesses said.



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