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paramilitary

1. denoting or relating to a group of personnel with military structure functioning either as a civil force or in support of military forces
2. denoting or relating to a force with military structure conducting armed operations against a ruling or occupying power
3. 
a. a paramilitary force
b. a member of such a force
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The paramilitary forces also claimed to have recovered three Awan bombs, four Kalashnikovs, two hand grenades, 9mm pistols and magazines from the spot.
As per the special powers granted to Rangers under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the paramilitary force, which has had a presence in Karachi for several years, can take independent action against criminals and suspected terrorists.
A report issued by the paramilitary force at the end of 2016 stated that the Rangers had conducted 1,992 operations across the city over the year through which more than 2,847 suspected criminals were taken into custody.
The paramilitary force warned Daesh militants and their "regional and international supporters" that similar retaliatory attacks would target them as well if another assault in Iran occurs.
The official, while mentioning a notification issued by the Sindh government on August 1, 2016, said that the paramilitary force could not carry out any operation "independently".
The men were from a paramilitary force recruited from members of ethnic Pashtun tribes in Northwestern Pakistan.
FC officials and senior provincial minister Bashir Bilour confirmed that around 70 recruits of the paramilitary force were among the dead and the injured also included many personnel.
paramilitary forces base, adding, after explosions firing brojke out between
The bomber was believed to have targetted members of the Frontier Constabulary, part of Pakistan's paramilitary force, used to protect diplomatic missions and the homes of prominent figures.
Rank-and-file police yesterday lambasted Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Ian Blair over claims he referred to former colleagues in Northern Ireland as members of a paramilitary force.
He said: "The Orange Lodge would become a paramilitary force, if you like.
In January, a month after the launch of Plan Colombia, the paramilitary force drafted 550 reinforcements to add to its 800-strong combat force already based here, according to Wilson.