Pakistan

Ambassadors Killed in Pakistan Helicopter Crash

A Pakistan Army Mi-17 helicopter is unloaded from a transport plane at Chaklala Air Base in 2010.

ISLAMABAD -- The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were killed Friday when a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north, the military said. The army's spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, tweeted that the MI-17 ... more

Taliban Storm Pakistani School, Killing 126

A Pakistani girl, who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school, is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years. The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10. Pakis... more

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

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