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Wednesday, October 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)


US WARPLANES TARGET OMAR
Raids intensified on Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif
Mullah Omar escapes *4 UN workers killed
Islamabad/Kabul, October 9
Intensifying the offensive, the USA today carried out for the first time daylight air strikes in Afghanistan and followed it up with fresh attacks at night mainly, targeting the spiritual headquarters of the Taliban in Kandahar and the residence of its supremo Mullah Mohammed Omar who is said to be safe.
Aviation ordnancemen
Aviation ordnancemen on the USS Enterprise muscle ordnance into place as aircraft are readied for strike missions against Al-Qaeda training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Monday. — Reuters photo

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Second night of bombing in Afghanistan.



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The United Nations has called for civilian protection in Afghanistan.
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The Taliban Ambassador to Afghanistan  has said bin Laden is alive and well and still in Afghanistan.
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Special editorial
Punjab: don't play with people's sentiments
Hari Jaisingh
R
ecent incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib reflect sinister overtones which must not be lost sight of by Punjab's religious and political leaders. The state has suffered in the past because of the politicisation of religious matters by unscrupulous persons. 


Rioting spreads to other Pak cities
5 demonstrators die in police firing
Islamabad, October 9
As US strikes against Afghanistan continued for the third consecutive day today, fresh violence erupted in Pakistan.
Thousands of Pakistani people have taken to the streets in Karachi in a protest against the US-led attacks on targets within Afghanistan.
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A local bank branch burns after it was set ablaze by pro-Taliban demonstrators.  Edit: Testing time for Musharraf




A local bank branch burns after it was set ablaze by pro-Taliban demonstrators in the streets of Quetta, Pakistan, on Tuesday. 
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Pakistan deploys troops along international border
Jammu, October 9
Pakistan is said to have deployed its troops along with the Rangers on the 187-km-long international border in the Jammu sector. Besides this additional troops have been sent to some pockets on the LoC this evening.


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Intifada-like attack in India feared
New Delhi, October 9
Although there is no cause for panic, security analysts believe there is an urgent need of an institutional mechanism to deal with a situation similar to the September 11 New York terrorist attacks. 

Kashmir not sole issue, PM tells Musharraf
New Delhi, October 9
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has impressed upon Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf, who telephoned him yesterday, to focus on all-round improvement of bilateral relations rather than sticking to a single-point agenda like Kashmir.

Gurdev Badal, son to appear before Takht
Chandigarh, October 9
Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Punjab Agriculture Minister, his son, Mr Kewal Singh Badal, vice-president of the SGPC, and Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, a former MP, will appear before Akal Takht on October 12.


Pakistan may freeze accounts of sectarian outfits
Islamabad, October 9
The Pakistan Government has ordered intelligence agencies to identify local sectarian outfits involved in internal violence and their sources of income which may lead to a freezing of their funds.

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