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133 dead after two separate attacks on Pakistan political rallies

133 dead after two separate attacks on Pakistan political rallies

Pakistan was in shock Saturday after a suicide blast killed 133 people, shaking confidence in security just as the dramatic arrest of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif ratcheted political tensions higher ahead of nationwide polls. Sharif’s highly-anticipated return from London and subsequent arrest for corruption was overshadowed as the carnage in Mastung, in the southwestern province […]

July 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistani on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country’s Islamic State group affiliate. Hundreds of worshippers were attending services ahead of Christmas when the bombers appeared in the city of Quetta and […]

December 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pakistan ‘kills 100 militants’ after blast in Sufi shrine

Pakistan ‘kills 100 militants’ after blast in Sufi shrine

Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 “terrorists” after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy. The devastating blast came after a series of bloody extremist assaults this week, including a powerful Taliban suicide […]

February 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
More than 70 Killed, 150 Injured in ISIS suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

More than 70 Killed, 150 Injured in ISIS suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

At least 70 people died Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said, in the deadliest attack to hit the militancy-plagued country so far in 2017. The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement carried by the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Sunni Muslim jihadist group. […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadly bomb blast hits rally in Pakistan, top police officers among 16 killed

Deadly bomb blast hits rally in Pakistan, top police officers among 16 killed

Bomb blast rocks Pakistan’s Lahore rally 16 people, including two top police officers, were killed and nearly 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a protest rally outside the Punjab Assembly building in Pakistan Pakistani media reports that website Dwan, the Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students in Pakistan

Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students in Pakistan

Police say a train has crushed two motorized rickshaws on an ungated crossing, killing seven schoolchildren in central Pakistan. Police officer Javed Ahmed says the rickshaw drivers apparently misjudged the speed of the coming train due to heavy fog while attempting to cross the tracks early Friday morning near the town of Lodhran. The train […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russia holds separate joint war games with India, Pakistan

Russia holds separate joint war games with India, Pakistan

Sep 23, – Russia’s Defense Ministry said about 70 mountain infantry troops arrived in Pakistan Friday to participate in the exercise. The ministry said the drills starting Saturday will help “develop and strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.” Russian soldiers have arrived in Pakistan to take part in the first joint military maneuvers, just […]

September 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pakistan says India can’t wish away Kashmir rift

Pakistan says India can’t wish away Kashmir rift

Sep 23, – Pakistan’s foreign ministry has criticized India for terming Pakistan a “terrorist state” during the U.N. General Assembly. The latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local): 11 p.m. An Indian diplomat did so late Wednesday after Pakistan demanded a U.N. investigation of India’s suppression of protests in disputed Kashmir. […]

September 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in US strike

IS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in US strike

Aug 13, – Saeed was named head of IS’s “Khorasan province,” which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of neighboring countries, early last year when a group of Pakistani Taliban switched allegiance to the jihadist group. The Islamic State group’s leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed last month in an airstrike in Nangarhar […]

August 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
53 killed in bomb attack at hospital in Pakistan

53 killed in bomb attack at hospital in Pakistan

Aug 08, – The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought to the hospital, said senior police official Zahoor Ahmed Afridi, though it was unclear if the two events were in any way connected. A powerful bomb went off on […]

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