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 (wə-zîr′ĭ-stăn′, -stän′)
A mountainous region of northwest Pakistan on the Afghanistan border, divided into North Waziristan and South Waziristan. The region became part of Pakistan in 1947.


(Placename) a mountainous region of N Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan


(wəˌzɪər əˈstɑn, -ˈstæn)

a mountainous region in NW Pakistan, on the Afghanistan border.
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NORTH WAZIRISTAN -- A five-year-old minor was killed, while an eight-year-old sustained injuries when an improvised explosion device (IED) went off in a village in North Waziristan on Thursday.
PESHAWAR -- Bajaur Agency, Mohmand Agency and North Waziristan Agency took a flying start in the ongoing 3rd Governor KP FATA Youth Sports Festival here at different venues at FATA and Peshawar Sports Complex on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR -- North Waziristan Agency stunned Mohmand Agency by 85 runs and won the trophy of the cricket event part of the ongoing FATA Inter-School Games being played on various venues all across Khyber Agency.
SOUTH WAZIRISTAN -- The Pakistan army said on Tuesday that a soldier was killed and several injured in a roadside blast in South Waziristan tribal region.
drone attacks used in North Waziristan Agency, the researcher did a novel research on the impact of diarrhea on students' mental, physical health and learning performance at school level including their academic performance and academic achievement in North Waziristan Agency.
ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (KUNA) -- At least seven suspected militants were killed and two others injured in a US led drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region on Friday, local media reported.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani army gunships pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province killing 23 militants.
by Ali Mohammad Nazari on 5 September, 2014 - 12:48 SHARAN (Pajhwok): A number of refugees' families who fled North Waziristan Agency (NWA) following Pakistani military anti-militants offensive demanded the government and aid agencies to provide them with direly needed food stuff and shelter.
The Pakistan Army will help the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the eradication of polio from North and South Waziristan.
Islamabad, June 21 ( ANI ): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has the army would be present in South Waziristan until the local people were satisfied with the law and order situation.
North Waziristan tribal elders and Pakistani Taliban have declared that the people of the mountainous area in northwest Pakistan would move to neighboring Afghanistan if the Pakistani army launches an operation there at the behest of the United States, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday.
Waziristani Taliban are the product of the Afghan jihad when Waziristan was used as a launching pad for Jihad in Afghanistan.