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Imran Khan says Pakistan's anti-militancy push necessary for stability to meet economic challenges
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Imran Khan says Pakistan's anti-militancy push necessary for stability to meet economic challenges

Imran said Pakistan was constrained by the need to build a legal case that would stand up in court but said Azhar had been driven underground and was 'ineffective' and unwell.

Pakistan says it has taken control of 182 religious schools, detained 121 people in crackdown on militant groups
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Pakistan says it has taken control of 182 religious schools, detained 121 people in crackdown on militant groups

“Law enforcement agencies have taken 121 people under preventive detention as of today,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that religious schools, hospitals and ambulances were taken over.

Jammu and Kashmir: Militants abduct another policeman, Mudasir Ahmad Lone, from his home in Pulwama
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Jammu and Kashmir: Militants abduct another policeman, Mudasir Ahmad Lone, from his home in Pulwama

Militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama have abducted a policeman from his home a week after a policeman was killed in Kulgam

Jammu and Kashmir witnesses rise in local youths joining militancy; 81 youths recruited this year till May, say officials
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Jammu and Kashmir witnesses rise in local youths joining militancy; 81 youths recruited this year till May, say officials

The unilateral ceasefire during the holy month of Ramzan may have brought a halt to anti-militancy operations in Kashmir but security agencies have warned of a rise in recruitment of local youths into militant groups

James Mattis says US' new Afghan policy is an 'opportunity' for Pakistan to enforce counter-terrorism campaign
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James Mattis says US' new Afghan policy is an 'opportunity' for Pakistan to enforce counter-terrorism campaign

James Mattis said US will "watch" Pakistan's choices on Donald Trump's new Afghan and South Asia strategy to combat terrorism in its tracks

US tells Pakistan to take 'decisive action' against militant groups that are threats to region
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US tells Pakistan to take 'decisive action' against militant groups that are threats to region

The Trump administration said Wednesday it was necessary that Islamabad take "decisive action" against militant groups based in Pakistan

13 Philippine marines killed in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi
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13 Philippine marines killed in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi

Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to southern Marawi city for nearly a month

US special forces helping Philippine troops end siege by Islamic State militants in Marawi
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US special forces helping Philippine troops end siege by Islamic State militants in Marawi

US special forces are helping the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to end a siege of the southern town of Marawi by militants allied to Islamic State, a US embassy spokesperson in Manila told Reuters on Saturday.

Baghdad car bomb kills 10, injures 22; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Baghdad car bomb kills 10, injures 22; Islamic State claims responsibility

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22, hospital and police officials have said.

Day after 3 youth were found dead, another man's body discovered in Kashmir's Baramulla
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Day after 3 youth were found dead, another man's body discovered in Kashmir's Baramulla

A man's body was found in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday, a day after three bullet-riddled bodies of three youth were found at an orchard in Srinagar.

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows
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Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq

Myanmar army attack kills 22 Kachin guerrilla fighters
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Myanmar army attack kills 22 Kachin guerrilla fighters

At least 22 guerrilla fighters from the militant wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have died in a heavy artillery attack by the Myanmar army, media reported on Thursday.

Pakistan using militant groups to counter Indian forces, says Pentagon
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Pakistan using militant groups to counter Indian forces, says Pentagon

In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military.

Bomb in bus kills 19 in northern Pakistan, no group claims responsibility
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Bomb in bus kills 19 in northern Pakistan, no group claims responsibility

A bomb exploded in the back of a bus carrying government employees in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding dozens, officials said

Egypt: Former militant groups make truce offering to stop street protests
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Egypt: Former militant groups make truce offering to stop street protests

Two of Egypt's former militant groups are offering an initiative to halt the country's political violence, in which supporters of the ousted Islamist president will stop street protests if the military-backed government stops its crackdown on them, the groups' leaders said today.

Pakistan PM Ashraf calls for stern action against militant groups
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Pakistan PM Ashraf calls for stern action against militant groups

"Directions have been issued for carrying out stern action against all the banned outfits without any discrimination not only by me but by the President as well," Ashraf said.