Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near borderBy Rupam Jain and Jibran Ahmad KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. official said the target was believed to have been Fazlullah.


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Leader of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike, Say Afghan Officials

  1. Leader of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike, Say Afghan Officials  Daily Beast
  2. US Drone Strike Kills Leader of Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan Says  New York Times
  3. Unconfirmed reports: TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in US drone strike  The Express Tribune
  4. For Eid al-Fitr, the Taliban Agrees to Its First Formal Ceasefire Since 2001  The New Yorker
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Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in Karachi

Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in KarachiA Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting in Texas last week was buried in her home town of Karachi on Wednesday, her coffin draped with Pakistan’s green and white flag. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among eight students and two teachers killed in Texas when Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, on Friday joined a grim list of U.S. schools and campuses where students and staff have been gunned down, stoking a divisive debate about gun laws. Sheikh’s body arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday night and the funeral was held at a graveyard near her home in Karachi in the middle class Gulshe-e-Iqbal neighborhood.


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Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting

  1. Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting  HuffPost
  2. Survivors of Texas Massacre Confront ‘Spiritual War Zone’  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
  3. School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking  KRQE News 13
  4. America is exceptional for school shootings, but our country would be even greater if voters kick Ted Cruz out  New York Daily News
  5. Sabika Sheikh embraced US culture. One of its darkest elements — a mass shooting — killed her.  Washington Post
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Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange studentHouston’s Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school. About 1,000 people, many with Pakistani roots and wearing traditional Muslim dress, converged on an Islamic center in Stafford to honor Sabika Sheikh, whose body was brought by hearse to the somber service from Santa Fe, the nearby small rural town where a student murdered 10 people including eight students. Men lined up in rows offered traditional mourning prayers as Sheikh’s coffin, draped in the green and white flag of Pakistan, was brought into a small, cramped sanctuary.


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'She has all of us': Santa Fe community holds funeral for Pakistani student with no family in U.S.

Unlike the others who were gunned down at a Texas high school, Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh didn’t have family in the U.S. to plan her funeral. But that didn’t stop her adopted community. The 17-year-old had been attending classes at Santa Fe High School since last August.

     

 

 


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