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    Pakistan

    Security and Crime

    26 illegal Afghans detained in Peshawar raids

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces have detained 26 undocumented Afghan refugees along with more than a hundred local residents during an operation in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, reports said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    7 killed, 11 injured in Charsadda blast

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): As many as six policemen and a student were killed and 11 others injured when a blast ripped through a police van in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    22 Shiite pilgrims killed near Pak-Iran border

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion killed at least 22 Shiite pilgrims on a bus and injured another 32 in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Tuesday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    13 dead, 29 injured in Rawalpindi suicide blast

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A suspected suicide bombing killed 13 people, including eight security officials and three children, near the Pakistan’s army general headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province on Monday, officials said.



    Governance

    Pakistan, Iran, Russia condemn Kabul attack

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan, Iran and Russia have also condemned Friday’s Taliban-claimed group suicide attack on a Lebanese restaurant in downtown Kabul, in which 21 people, including a Pakistani and a Russian, had been killed.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban bomb kills 22 in Bannu, 38 injured

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 people were killed and 38 others wounded on Sunday when a remotely controlled bomb ripped through a convoy comprising security forces and private vehicles in Pakistan’s northwestern town of Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.



    Governance

    Sherpao to head panel on Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, former Pakistani interior minister and chief of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), has been appointed as head of a parliamentary committee on Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    50 insurgent camps operating in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than 50 militant camps are operating in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistan, a top security official said on Friday.



    Governance

    2014 year of peace in Afghanistan: Islamabad

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan on Friday promised continued support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process, saying Islamabad had a vested interest in regional stability.  



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    Court moved to bar Musharraf from leaving Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Amid reports about a clandestine deal on Pakistan former military dictator Pervez Musharraf’s exile, the Islamabad High Court on Friday admitted a petition restraining the retired general from travelling abroad.