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Death toll rises to 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

Death toll rises to 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan

An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said. The blast at the Shah Noorani shrine occurred while hundreds of people were inside, local district commissioner Hashim Ghalzai told Reuters. Provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said […]

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Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

Feb 06, – Senior police officer Imtiaz Shah said the attacker blew himself up near a vehicle belonging to the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Government spokesman Anwar Kakar said the attack killed six civilians and two members of the security forces. A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted […]

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Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

Nov 28, –Masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saqqara, said police Maj. Gen. Khaled Shalaby. The tourist site is home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid. No one immediately claimed the attack. A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on […]

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Palestinian hunger striker detained following hospital stay

Palestinian hunger striker detained following hospital stay

Sep 16, – Mohammed Allan’s condition had improved enough for him to be discharged, the Barzilai hospital in southern Israel said earlier in the day. Israeli authorities detained a Palestinian man on Wednesday, just hours after he was discharged from an Israeli hospital following a two-month hunger strike to protest his earlier detention without charges. […]

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Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

June 5, AP – The Lower House voted 244 to 98 in favor of Sharif on Wednesday, returning the office of the prime minister to him more than a decade after he was removed from power in a military coup. Pakistan’s parliament has endorsed Nawaz Sharif as its new prime minister for an unprecedented third term. The […]

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