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Afghan Taliban and their Pakistani sympathisers have turned the Kharotabad area in the southwestern outskirts of Balochistan's capital Quetta into a safe heaven

world Updated: Oct 18, 2011 00:33 IST

Afghan Taliban turns Quetta into safe haven: Report
Islamabad: Afghan Taliban and their Pakistani sympathisers have turned the Kharotabad area in the southwestern outskirts of Balochistan's capital Quetta into a safe heaven and a veritable vacation spot raising fears among the people of possible strikes by the American drones. The Taliban fighters every four months return from the warfront in Afghanistan to rejuvenate and convalesce in dozens of rented residential accommodations in Kharotabad neighbourhood The Express Tribune reported on Monday.

Suicide attack targets Afghan intel commander

Mazar-I Sharif: A suicide bomber targeted a provincial head of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency on Monday wounding the spy and killing a child in the increasingly volatile north of the country. The bomber detonated next to a car carrying the National Directorate of Security official at 8:20am in Maymanah in Faryab province Lal Mohammad police spokesman for the northern region told AFP.

‘Pakistan running out of patience on drone strikes’

Islamabad: With the US stepping up drone strikes on the Waziristan region in recent days Pakistan’s Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has said his government was running out of patience and Washington must not test its limits. Pakistan has repeatedly protested the unilateral strikes and Mukhtar said his government would unveil a revised policy on drone attacks soon. The warning came in backdrop of US attacks in Waziristan.

Pakistan wants Afghan action on Taliban cleric

Islamabad: Pakistan repeatedly urged Afghanistan and US-led forces there to go after Taliban cleric Maulvi Fazlullah whose fighters took part in cross-border raids that killed about 100 members of Pakistan’s forces in recent months, army spokesman said.