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Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

Ten jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Malala

Apr 30, – Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for attacking Malala as she traveled home from school in her home in Swat, northwest of the capital, Islamabad. A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for 25 years each on Thursday for involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted for her campaign against […]

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Car bomb kills 37 in northwest Pakistan

Car bomb kills 37 in northwest Pakistan

Sep 29, – The latest explosion appeared to have been a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, said police officer Zahid Khan. It went off in a crowded market that is the city’s oldest bazaar near a mosque and a police station, officials said. A car bomb exploded on a […]

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Bombs target northwest Pakistan election offices, killing 3

Bombs target northwest Pakistan election offices, killing 3

May 10, AP – At least 130 people have been killed in attacks on candidates and party workers since the beginning of April. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks, saying the country’s democracy runs counter to Islam. A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend’s […]

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Pre-election Violence Grows as Blasts Kill At Least 18 in Pakistan

Pre-election Violence Grows as Blasts Kill At Least 18 in Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two of Tuesday’s attacks targeted candidates from Islamist parties, indicating a new trend in the pre-election violence, which had only plagued secular parties before this week. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for many of the attacks in the run-up to the May 11 election and specifically threatened several secular parties […]

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