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February 2, 2004 | Mubashir Zaidi, Special to The Times
The father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, has admitted providing nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea, senior Pakistani military officials said Sunday. In a background briefing to Pakistani journalists, officials said they had obtained a 12-page confession from Khan, who had led Pakistan's nuclear program since the 1970s and helped it become the first Muslim nation to possess nuclear weapons.
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May 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A prominent separatist in Kashmir who sought dialogue with India and opposed violence was shot to death Tuesday in front of 5,000 people at a ceremony here to commemorate another assassinated independence leader. The slaying of Abdul Ghani Lone, 70, came at a time of increasing tensions between India and Pakistan, nuclear powers that have fought two wars over the divided Himalayan region.
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May 6, 2005 | Mubashir Zaidi, Special to The Times
Pakistani authorities said Thursday that they had arrested 13 more alleged Al Qaeda-linked militants in a fresh sweep in the semiautonomous tribal region of Bajur in northwestern Pakistan. The arrests came a day after the government disclosed the capture of a man they described as a leading Al Qaeda figure, Abu Faraj Farj, also known as Abu Faraj Libbi. A senior Pakistani government official said there were no direct links between the two operations.
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May 1, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Alex Rodriguez
KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb killed a provincial peace negotiator and two police officers in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, dealing another setback to President Hamid Karzai's attempts to get talks started with Taliban militants after more than 11 years of conflict. Malim Shah Wali Khan, 53, and his security detail were driving through the volatile southern province of Helmand when militants detonated the bomb, killing him and two of his bodyguards, according to the provincial governor's office.
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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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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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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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May 2, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
The fact that Osama bin Laden was killed not in the tribal badlands of northwestern Pakistan but in a small city just north of the capital is likely to raise new suspicions in Washington about how much the country's security establishment knew of his whereabouts — and whether elements of it assisted him. FOR THE RECORD Pakistan and Bin Laden: An article in the May 2 Section A about Pakistan and the death of Osama bin Laden said that Khalid...
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December 14, 2009 | By Greg Miller and Julian E. Barnes
Senior U.S. officials are pushing to expand CIA drone strikes beyond Pakistan's tribal region and into a major city in an attempt to pressure the Pakistani government to pursue Taliban leaders based in Quetta. The proposal has opened a contentious new front in the clandestine war. The prospect of Predator aircraft strikes in Quetta, a sprawling city, signals a new U.S. resolve to decapitate the Taliban. But it also risks rupturing Washington's relationship with Islamabad. The concern has created tension among Obama administration officials over whether unmanned aircraft strikes in a city of 850,000 are a realistic option.
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September 22, 2009 | Greg Miller
The U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says he has evidence that factions of Pakistani and Iranian spy services are supporting insurgent groups that carry out attacks on coalition troops. Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are being aided by "elements of some intelligence agencies," Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal wrote in a detailed analysis of the military situation delivered to the White House earlier this month. McChrystal went on to single out Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency as well as the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as contributing to the external forces working to undermine U.S. interests and destabilize the government in Kabul.
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