Aug 18

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday, just days before impeachment proceedings against him were set to begin in Parliament over his attempts to impose authoritarian rule on his nation.

At least 94 Islamist militants, 14 soldiers and 28 civilians were killed in battles in the Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley over the past week, while the country's army is planning a major operation against the militants, the army said Monday.

A suicide bomber ignited a car bomb Monday outside India's embassy in Afghanistan, killing 41 and injuring 139. The casualties included an Indian defense attache, a diplomat as well as two embassy guards and six Afghan police officers.

Pakistan's army said Wednesday that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike along the volatile Afghan-Pakistan border killed 11 of its paramilitary troops, condemning it as an act of aggression that "hit at the very basis of cooperation" on the war on terror.

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