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12 killed, 32 injured in terrorist attack in Pakistan

12 killed, 32 injured in terrorist attack in Pakistan

Islamist militants stormed a provincial government complex for agriculture research in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 12 people including students and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials said. Police and military troops killed three attackers during a firefight and while clearing the complex in Peshawar, they said. The main Taliban militant group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, […]

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Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Pakistani military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

Jul 22, – The government says so far three people have died while 285,000 have been affected by the floods in and around the city of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan’s military and authorities have deployed helicopters and boats to evacuate residents from the worst-hit areas in the country’s north, where monsoon rains and […]

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Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Mar 17, – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a de facto moratorium on capital punishment on Dec. 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 132 students and nine teachers. The slaughter put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the Islamist insurgency. Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on […]

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Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Aug 31, – Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister […]

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Bomb kills 2 in Pakistan anti-polio drive

Bomb kills 2 in Pakistan anti-polio drive

Oct 07, –   The attack was the latest incident of violence against the government- and U.N.-backed effort to eradicate polio from Pakistan. The bomb killed a police officer and a member of a volunteer peace committee, said senior superintendent of police operations for Peshawar district, Najeeb ur-Rehman. Police initially reported that six people died […]

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Gunmen killed nine in Pakistani city of Quetta

Gunmen killed nine in Pakistani city of Quetta

Aug 09, – At least nine people were killed when gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in the second attack in Quetta in south-west Pakistan in as many days. About 20 others were wounded in the attack, which came as worshippers left the Sunni Muslim mosque after sunrise prayers for the Eid al-Fitr festival. Bullets […]

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