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A Pakistani-made Cruise missile Ra’ad is loaded on a trailer rolls down during a military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Pakistan's President praised his country's security forces and pledged to continue the fight against terrorism, speaking at a rally during a national holiday. During the rally, attended by several thousand people, Pakistan displayed nuclear-capable weapons, tanks, jets, drones and other weapons systems. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

A Pakistani-made Cruise missile Ra’ad is loaded on a trailer rolls down during a military parade to mark Pakistan’s Republic Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Pakistan’s President praised his country’s security forces and pledged to continue the fight against terrorism, speaking at a rally during a national holiday. During the rally, attended by several thousand people, Pakistan displayed nuclear-capable weapons, tanks, jets, drones and other weapons systems. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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A university in the northwest of Pakistan has come under attack by armed militants, and at least seven people have reportedly been killed, with a further 20 injured. It’s not yet clear how many of the dead are attackers and how many are civilians.

Gunfire and explosions were heard Wednesday morning local time from within Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, northwestern Pakistan.

There are still dead inside, and the operation is ongoing, Bilal Faizi, a local emergency service spokesman told CNN.

There have so far been no claims of responsibility.

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“Pakistan’s army kills al Qaeda commander who grew up in U.S.” 1


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Adnan El Shukrijumah was once indicted in the United States for his alleged role in a terror plot to attack targets.

Adnan El Shukrijumah was once indicted in the United States for his alleged role in a terror plot to attack targets.

“Afghanistan to ask India for military aid”


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Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in the Pentagon on June 14, 2004, to discuss security issues relating to his country. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. (Released) 040614-D-9880W-092 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KABUL, AFGHANISTANAn aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will seek military aid from India during a three-day visit this week. Karzai’s trip comes during escalating border tension with Pakistan, India’s archrival.

Karzai spokesman Aimal Faizi says the president will discuss recent border skirmishes with Pakistan when he visits New Delhi starting Monday. He added that Karzai would seek Indian help in “strengthening of our security forces.”

The visit could irk Pakistan, which suspects its rival India of seeking influence in Afghanistan, which Pakistan considers its own backyard.

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“Will Pakistan court ruling against U.S. drone strikes force new PM to stick to promises?”


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ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis were mesmerized last week by the spectacle of candidate Imran Khan toppling backwards off a fork-lift at a campaign rally just days before national parliamentary elections.

Grainy pictures of the fall and Khan’s emotional appeal to his supporters later — wearing a neck brace in a hospital bed — elbowed other news stories aside.

In ordinary circumstances, one story in particular would have grabbed much bigger headlines last week.

On Thursday, Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan ruled that U.S. drone strikes on Pakistani territory are illegal, inhumane and a violation of the United Nations charter on human rights.

The drones belong to the United States. They regularly fly from Afghanistan over the border into Pakistani air space to fire missiles at suspected Taliban militant leaders.

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“Top U.S. commander talks extending Afghanistan mission”


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“Hard lessons as Afghanistan withdrawal nears”


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Most international troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan this year.

After 12 years of a US-led invasion, parallels are being drawn with the Soviet exit decades ago. That withdrawal is now widely seen as a disaster.

A Russian diplomat warned that forgetting Afghanistan altogether combined with pulling the troops could mean more problems for the international community.

Al Jazeera‘s Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

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