The Telegraph: India orders tests on potential 'spy pigeon' from Pakistan

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Updated 13 June 2018
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The Telegraph: India orders tests on potential 'spy pigeon' from Pakistan

June 12: The Telegraph report by Ben Farmer states that a suspected Pakistani 'spy pigeon' seized just inside India's border faces X-ray by security officials to ensure the bird is not carrying hidden messages, or spy gadgets. The bird was handed in to border security forces after landing close to a post near Amritsar, the Times of India reported. The unnamed bird is the latest in a string of alleged avian agents to be seized over the years amid tense relations and mutual suspicion between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

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Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US

Updated 22 September 2018
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Menafn: Afghanistan- Pakistan Not Restricting Taliban and Haqqani Network — US

September 22 – Menafn states that the US State Department says in a report that the Pakistani government vowed support to the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban but did not restrict the group and Haqqani network from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens and threatening US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The department said Afghanistan continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Taliban, including the affiliated Haqqani network and other insurgent and terrorist groups. 

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