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July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A militant ambush and subsequent shootout killed at least 13 security forces and three insurgents in Pakistan's northwest, police said. A police official in Hangu district said a group of militants ambushed a Frontier Constabulary convoy in the Zargari area. He said the paramilitary forces returned fire.
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January 6, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
Islamist militants on Thursday claimed responsibility for killing 15 Pakistani paramilitary troops this week, dealing a serious setback to the prospect of peace talks between Islamabad and the country's homegrown insurgency. The bodies of the men, abducted in December from a fort near the Afghan border, were found in the village of Shewa in North Waziristan, a tribal region that serves as a stronghold for several Pakistani and Afghan insurgent groups, local officials said. The victims were members of the Frontier Constabulary, which patrols the volatile tribal districts along the border.
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August 5, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A suicide bomb attack killed four people Wednesday in the northwest Pakistan city of Peshawar, including a top national police official who appeared to be the target of the blast. Sifwat Ghayoor, commander of a paramilitary police force called the Frontier Constabulary, was killed when a lone suicide bomber approached his car on foot at a traffic light and detonated explosives, authorities in Peshawar said. Two of Ghayoor's bodyguards and a passerby were also killed. Eleven people were injured.
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May 19, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A car bomb blast targeted two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwest city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a Pakistani bystander and slightly injuring Americans inside the cars. Pakistani police officials said the car, a parked Suzuki filled with 110 pounds of explosives, was detonated by remote control. U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said the explosion damaged one of the two armored vehicles. The two-car convoy, headed from Peshawar's University Town neighborhood to the consulate, was not carrying any high-ranking officials.
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May 13, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Twin suicide bombings Friday that killed at least 80 paramilitary recruits in northwest Pakistan, in an attack that Taliban militants said was to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos, could trigger new doubts among Pakistanis about the value of Islamabad's already rocky relationship with Washington. The bombers targeted Frontier Constabulary recruits who had just completed six months of training and were boarding vans outside the training center's main gate to go on a 10-day leave, police and survivors said.
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May 19, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A car bomb blast targeted two U.S. consulate vehicles in the northwest city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a Pakistani bystander and slightly injuring Americans inside the cars. Pakistani police officials said the car, a parked Suzuki filled with 110 pounds of explosives, was detonated by remote control. U.S. Embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said the explosion damaged one of the two armored vehicles. The two-car convoy, headed from Peshawar's University Town neighborhood to the consulate, was not carrying any high-ranking officials.
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May 13, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
Two bomb blasts outside a Pakistani paramilitary base killed 80 people near the city of Charsadda on Friday in what appeared to be the first major militant attack in the country since the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The Pakistani Taliban took responsibility for the bombings in a phone call to Associated Press. "We have done this to avenge the Abbottabad incident," the group told AP, while warning that it was also planning attacks on Americans living inside Pakistan.
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January 6, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
Islamist militants on Thursday claimed responsibility for killing 15 Pakistani paramilitary troops this week, dealing a serious setback to the prospect of peace talks between Islamabad and the country's homegrown insurgency. The bodies of the men, abducted in December from a fort near the Afghan border, were found in the village of Shewa in North Waziristan, a tribal region that serves as a stronghold for several Pakistani and Afghan insurgent groups, local officials said. The victims were members of the Frontier Constabulary, which patrols the volatile tribal districts along the border.
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March 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two people were killed today when militants attacked security bases in Tank, Pakistan, apparently in revenge against police who killed two militants trying to recruit schoolchildren Monday, police said. The militants attacked a police station and a paramilitary base with rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons before dawn. Security forces returned fire. Four banks and a government office were destroyed and several other buildings were damaged, witnesses said.
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October 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
swat, pakistan -- Islamic militants reportedly captured and beheaded three militiamen and a police officer Friday while government troops and helicopter gunships attacked the nearby stronghold of a radical cleric in northwestern Pakistan. The fighting came a day after at least 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing in another area of Swat district, as the conflict intensifies between the government of President Pervez Musharraf and pro-Taliban forces.
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May 13, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
Two bomb blasts outside a Pakistani paramilitary base killed 80 people near the city of Charsadda on Friday in what appeared to be the first major militant attack in the country since the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The Pakistani Taliban took responsibility for the bombings in a phone call to Associated Press. "We have done this to avenge the Abbottabad incident," the group told AP, while warning that it was also planning attacks on Americans living inside Pakistan.
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May 13, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Twin suicide bombings Friday that killed at least 80 paramilitary recruits in northwest Pakistan, in an attack that Taliban militants said was to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos, could trigger new doubts among Pakistanis about the value of Islamabad's already rocky relationship with Washington. The bombers targeted Frontier Constabulary recruits who had just completed six months of training and were boarding vans outside the training center's main gate to go on a 10-day leave, police and survivors said.
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August 5, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A suicide bomb attack killed four people Wednesday in the northwest Pakistan city of Peshawar, including a top national police official who appeared to be the target of the blast. Sifwat Ghayoor, commander of a paramilitary police force called the Frontier Constabulary, was killed when a lone suicide bomber approached his car on foot at a traffic light and detonated explosives, authorities in Peshawar said. Two of Ghayoor's bodyguards and a passerby were also killed. Eleven people were injured.
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July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A militant ambush and subsequent shootout killed at least 13 security forces and three insurgents in Pakistan's northwest, police said. A police official in Hangu district said a group of militants ambushed a Frontier Constabulary convoy in the Zargari area. He said the paramilitary forces returned fire.
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March 29, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Alex Rodriguez
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A blast set off by a suicide bomber killed at least seven other people in the northwest city of Peshawar on Friday in an attack that appeared to be aimed at assassinating a top Pakistani paramilitary official, police said. The official, Abdul Majeed Marwat, heads up Pakistan's Frontier Constabulary, a paramilitary police force that patrols the country's volatile northwest and other areas. Marwat was unhurt in the blast, which occurred as his convoy was passing through a security checkpoint in a heavily guarded area of the city not far from the U.S. Consulate.
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February 6, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Zahid Manzoor Bajwa wasn't exactly cop material. When police in the city of Lahore raided his house and those of associates in 2003, they found hand grenades, timers and loaded pistols. Asked about their arsenal, Bajwa and his friends acknowledged that they were planning to kidnap the son of a wealthy steel mill owner so they could buy enough explosives to kill foreigners. Somehow, Bajwa's two-year stint behind bars went unnoticed by security officials in Punjab province. In 2009, they made him computer section chief for the Punjab police's intelligence wing, a post that gave him access to investigations and special reports on militant groups, surveillance directives, even security arrangements for VIPs.
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