Pakistani Military Says Jets Kill 18 Militants

 In this March 7, 2011 file photo, Pakistan army soldiers patrol in the Pakistani tribal area of Ditta Kheil in North Waziristan.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army says its jets have killed at least 18 militants as part of an ongoing offensive to eliminate militants' hideouts and ammunition stockpiles in the Khyber tribal region. An army statement Sunday says the jets destroyed five such hideouts with "precise strikes" during the offensive late Saturday night. Beside... more

Pakistani Court Indicts Musharraf in Treason Case

A supporter of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf holds a photo of him outside the special court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

ISLAMABAD  — A special Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on five counts of high treason, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty and comes as a sharp blow to the country's powerful military. The development is the first time that an acting or former army chief has been indicted for treason in ... more

Officials: Pakistan Helicopters Kill 9 Militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani helicopter gunships targeted a militant training facility in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing nine insurgents in the latest violence to disrupt troubled peace negotiations, according to police and security officials. The strikes came as a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban rejected a government demand... more

Police: US Consulate Employee Killed in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the U.S. consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police official Arif Khan says attackers riding on a motorbike struck when Faisal Saeed was walking home Monday in the Gulbahar area of the provincial capital. Khan said the identity card in Saeed's... more

Pakistan Offers New Peace Initiative Amid Violence

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan offered a new peace initiative to end more than a decade of conflict Wednesday, as two soldiers and a private security guard were killed in the southern port city of Karachi. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif set up a four-member committee to negotiate peace with insurgents after a similar peace bid failed last year when rebel c... more

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