News: 17-Oct-09

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  1. Pakistan violence kills 2 soldeirs, 1 militant
    At least two soldiers and one militant have been gunned down in two separate incidents of violence in northwest and southwest Pakistan.
  2. UK Court orders release of alleged torture details
    LONDON (AP) – Britain’s High Court says the government must disclose secret details of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee’s alleged torture.
  3. 5 men found guilty of Australian terror plot
    SYDNEY (AP) – Five Muslim men were convicted Friday of plotting Australia’s largest terrorist conspiracy as part of a bid to force the government to change its policy on Middle East conflicts.
  4. US to make Blackwater-style entry into Somalia
    The grounds have reportedly been established for armed American presence on Somali soil with a US security firm winning a contract in the war-ravaged country.
  5. Suicide bomber kills 12 in Pakistan’s Peshawar
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, (Reuters) – Pakistani forces attacked a Taliban stronghold with aircraft and artillery on Friday, as a suicide bomber killed 12 people in the city of Peshawar in the latest in a wave of militant attacks.
  6. Hamas and Islamic Jihad Fight for Control of Gaza’s Mosques
    Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat- Sources in the Islamic Jihad movement have accused the deposed government in the Gaza Strip of launching a large-scale campaign to arrest a number of its members in the Gaza Strip following disagreements between the two movements after previously closed dossiers were reopened and Hamas attempted to control mosques belonging to the Islamic Jihad.
  7. Pakistan launches South Waziristan offensive
    The Pakistani army says it has launched a ground offensive against pro-Taliban militants in South Waziristan, after weeks of air and artillery strikes on militants’ positions.
  8. India rejects freeze on oil trade with Iran
    India’s Reliance Industries has rejected reports that it halted oil trade with Iran amid renewed US efforts to rally international support for fuel sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
  9. Kurdish rebels resume attacks in Western Iran
    A group of Kurdish terrorists have killed a 32-year-old Iranian security official in clashes in the northwestern city of Salmas.
  10. 38 Armed Men Held in Karachi
    KARACHI — Karachi police on Friday claimed to have averted a possible bloodshed by terrorists by arresting 38 armed men from an abandoned factory located on the outskirts of Karachi.

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