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May 9, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A private Pakistani television network has divulged what it claims is the name of the CIA's current station chief in Islamabad, the second time in six months that local media have attempted to unmask the agency's top spy in the South Asian nation. However, the Associated Press on Monday reported without elaboration that the network got the name wrong. The report by the private ARY network raised the possibility that Pakistan's intelligence community could be trying to broadside the CIA following embarrassment here over the U.S. raid last week that killed Osama bin Laden.
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October 2, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly rejected claims that the nation's premier spy agency was involved in the assassination of Afghanistan's chief negotiator with the Taliban. Afghan and U.S. officials have been increasing pressure on Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, to sever its ties with the Haqqani network, an affiliate of the Afghan Taliban regarded by Washington as the most dangerous security threat to U.S., NATO and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.
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August 23, 2012 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - A potentially serious rift has emerged in the way the Afghan and U.S. governments view "insider" shootings, instances of Afghan police and soldiers turning their guns on Western troops. Washington and NATO coalition officials have consistently said most of the shootings, which have claimed the lives of at least 10 U.S. service members this month alone, stem from personal disputes, stress, cultural differences and battle fatigue, with a small percentage of the assailants acting at the behest of the Taliban.
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March 29, 2009 | Greg Miller
President Obama's plan to create a unified U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan marks his effort to sever his administration's approach from the failures of the past. But administration officials are struggling to identify a clear path around the problem that has undermined U.S.
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November 14, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to free several Afghan Taliban detainees, a gesture that suggested Islamabad may be willing to help Washington and Kabul reconcile with Afghan insurgents. The exact number of militants to be released was not known, though Pakistani media reported that it was not more than 10. It was also unclear whether any of the detainees were major figures within the Taliban hierarchy. Pakistani officials announced the planned release as Afghan President Hamid Karzai's top peace negotiator, Salahuddin Rabbani, prepared to wrap up a four-day visit to Islamabad aimed at enlisting Pakistan's help in revving up momentum for peace talks.
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November 24, 2007 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
A pair of suicide bombers, in apparently synchronized attacks, killed at least 35 people today in early-morning blasts near major military installations, Pakistani officials said. The powerful blasts in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, next to Islamabad, the capital, targeted a bus carrying employees of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, and a checkpoint outside army headquarters.
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September 5, 2007 | Mubashir Zaidi and Henry Chu, Special to The Times
Police stepped up security and put this capital on high alert Tuesday after apparent twin suicide bombings in a nearby army garrison city killed 25 people and injured more than 60. The double blasts struck at the heart of Pakistan's military establishment in Rawalpindi, which adjoins Islamabad and is home to President Pervez Musharraf and other senior government figures.
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April 13, 2007 | Mubashir Zaidi and Henry Chu, Special to The Times
Tribal fighters near the border with Afghanistan have killed 300 foreign militants allegedly linked to Al Qaeda over the last few weeks, President Pervez Musharraf said Thursday. Speaking at a counterterrorism conference here in the capital, Musharraf acknowledged for the first time that Pakistan's military had been assisting the tribesmen in their battle against mostly Uzbek militants who have found a haven in the remote, lawless region of South Waziristan.
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March 19, 2009 | M. Karim Faiez and Laura King
Afghan authorities said Wednesday that they had arrested seven men and killed an eighth who were suspected of having helped carry out a brazen attack last month on the Justice Ministry and other government buildings in the capital. The coordinated Feb. 11 raids by gunmen and suicide bombers, which killed 21 people and injured more than 50, illustrated the apparent ease with which insurgents were able to penetrate even the most heavily guarded corners of Kabul. Eight attackers died as well.
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May 29, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
Bomb blasts tore through a busy market and a pair of police checkpoints in the volatile area near the Afghan border Thursday, killing at least 13 people and raising the specter that militants retaliating for an army offensive will unleash a campaign of violence against Pakistan's cities. Assailants detonated bombs on two motorcycles outside Peshawar's Qissa Khawani market in the early evening as shoppers milled about the area's warren of shops, Pakistani police said.
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