Officials: Attacks kill 12 in Pakistan
December 24th, 2010
10:14 AM ET

Officials: Attacks kill 12 in Pakistan

Eleven soldiers were killed Friday when about 150 militants fired at five security forces checkpoints in the northwest Pakistan tribal region, a government official said.

The attack injured 12 others, said Amjad Ali Khan, the government official in Mohmand Agency.

It happened in Mohmand Agency, one of seven districts bordering Afghanistan.

Twenty-four militants were killed, and the rest fled, said two military officials.

The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

In a separate attack Friday, a roadside bomb blast killed a police officer and wounded three others in Quetta, police said.

The bomb - planted on bicycle - exploded when a patrolling police van was passing by, according to Malik Muhammad Iqbal, police chief of Baluchistan province.

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    I think a few of these countries like Pakistan and Afganistan need to shed some their own blood in a civil war like the USA did when the south wanted to have their own form of government that allowed slavery. When radicals have their own laws within a country the established government needs to lay down the law and force them to follow the laws of the land. We did it and it was necessary. You can't turn your back on problems for long or they get out of hand like they are today. I may be a Federalist, but someone must take charge and have a fair and equally applied law in their country. You can't have Sharia law in one area and government law in another area. Time to pay up!

    January 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dindy

    Thanks to the Nato, Pakistan and US troops as we had a peaceful Xmas here !!! May god Bless all in this Holiday season and ever after!!

    December 31, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Hopefully this Coming Year there will be know more wars!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Coprolito

    Muslim clerics are the roots of all suicide attacks and violence around the world. These evil creatures transform an ordinary person into an irrational beast. These AntiChrist followers exert absolute power on Islamic societies controlling tribunals, police, interpreting laws, becoming judge, juror & witness at the same time in their condemns to their own people. If they all were prosecuted and eliminated by using their same evil Islamic moral standards and punishments, most violence around the world would cease.

    December 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Do You really think These People want to kill Themselves and others??? The Tarriest is forcing Them to do it with a threat of Their Families!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LarryKegel(US Army)

    We be better off if We would Respect Each Other and Our Ways??? If They attack Us We will then go after Them!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I am not Catholic but since the crusades when have the Catholics been violent and fought others because of their faith?

      December 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        That is the big problem... Both the Muslin and Catholic want to make the World one Religion!!! If Both Religion would just stay with Their Own and leave the rest of us alone... It be a lot better World!!!

        December 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Unshackled: Why Can They and the Catholic just leave the People to Their Beliefs??? The World be a lot better off if They did!!!

    December 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      As usual they tried their best, now trying the worst, you know what they will fail again. It is this fear that is making them desperate.

      December 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. coprolito

    The military should eliminate Muslim clerics (ayatollahs, imams, mullahs, muftis, ullemas, etc.) to stop the Muslim/Taliban attacks and violence around the world. These evil creatures are the main culprit of all suicide attacks, violence, hatred, resentment and discrimination around the world. They exert absolute power on Muslim societies, they control Sharia tribunals, lead violent demonstrations, interpret the laws, police, they are judge, juror & witness at the same time condemning without clemency anyone who does not follow their distorted Islamic moral values and precepts. They created a more oppressive and cruel system than the Inquisition and the Stazi combined. These AntiChrist followers are capable of transforming an ordinary person into an irrational monster. It is a fact that no less than 60% of all Muslim clerics living in Muslim countries concur and justify Islamic terrorist actions, helping them directly or indirectly to perform any type of violent act not just to Americans but to anyone who represents a threat to their devilish Islamic belief.

    December 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      Here comes the true faithful Arbi slave. True to his brainwash is unable to come out of his mean bigot pinhead mindset. What is the use if his knowledge is leading more to terror crime. Let us enjoy as long as it stays in his domain.

      December 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I agree with you coprolito, but some Muslim clerics speak out against these terrorists, who happen to be anti-Christ, and tell them that they will go to hell for what they do. I think more would speak out but are afraid for their lives. This so called truth of 360 degrees is the name of the cult of the anti-Christ. They have twisted the meaning of Jesus and lied about all of his teachings.

      December 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        If both the Catholic and Muslin would stop changing the World to Their Religion... There would Be PEACE on EARTH!!!

        December 27, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
      • unshackled

        Majority of Muslims have sympathy in some form towards world looking more like them. No tolerance against Christian, Jews, Hindus, Bhuddist, Jains, Sikhs, atheist, agnostics etc instead replace all with this bigoted mean 360 degree Islam. 360 degree is currently rejected by outside this faith and hence jihad aka struggle to convert the rest into their narrow ideology.

        December 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Happy Holidays Everyone...

    December 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LarryKegel(US Army)

    That wasn't Me saying that!!! Can't You tell the difference???

    December 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

    December 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    We see tens of such FAKE encounters/reports whenever it's paytime in Washington!!!. US just released $633 miilion for Pakistan's (fake!) services. Even reporters who are taken their Pakistan's military say they ahven't found any evidence of fighting!
    Check these out in Pakistan's own daily:

    December 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. doomdumb

    12 dead out of 150 militants is poor rate of conversion. If I did this – my employer will terminate my contract immediately. The US army must be the best employer to still keep the Pakis in employment with a handsome pay.

    December 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gary Johndro

    This is not good. I think I'm gonna cry.

    December 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I bet that these broads were paid a pretty penny to pose in the above picture. It proves that the right-wing thugs in Washington never gave up on Iran. I'm just as disgusted as you are,Evan.

      December 31, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I feel the same way you two do,Dan and Evan. We have no more business in Iran than we do in Afghanistan and Iraq!!!

      December 31, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |