Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

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Apr. 20: Pakistan confirmed that it had killed Abu Marwan al-Suri, an associate of alQa'ida's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the tribal region that bordered with Afghanistan. [BBC, 4/21]

Apr. 29: Pakistan conducted a successful second test of its Half VI ballistic missile. The missile was nuclear-capable and had a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers), the longest range of the missiles in Pakistan's arsenal. India was informed of the test. [BBC, 4/29]

May 11: A bomb attack blamed on the Baluchistan Liberation Army killed six policemen at a training academy in Quetta, the province's capital. Nationalist militias have launched attacks in pursuit of greater autonomy and an increased share in oil and mineral revenues. They also opposed development in the region, which they said would marginalize the native Baluch population. [BBC, 5/11]

June 2: The World Bank approved a $6.5 billion Country Assistance Strategy for Pakistan through 2009. The loan program will be used to help in reconstruction from the October 2005 earthquake, as well as to further develop infrastructure and fight poverty. [Daily Times, 6/3]

June 10: Pakistani troops conducted a raid on a militant training camp in the region of North Waziristan. The 32 militants killed were said to be responsible for attacks against Pakistani troops in that region, as well as operations in Afghanistan. Foreign Arabs accounted for 22 of those killed. …

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