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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 […]

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Blast wounds 13 in Pakistan’s Quetta after huge suicide attack

Blast wounds 13 in Pakistan’s Quetta after huge suicide attack

Aug 11, – Home Minister Safaraz Bugti said the homemade bomb targeted police personnel escorting a judge, who was not hurt in the attack, in the frontier city. A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani security vehicle and wounded 13 people on Thursday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, days after a suicide bombing at […]

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Gunmen kill 7 Pakistani policemen during polio campaign

Gunmen kill 7 Pakistani policemen during polio campaign

Apr 20, – A breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban that calls itself Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack later Wednesday. Gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed seven Pakistani police officers involved in a polio vaccination campaign in two separate attacks Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, police said. The slain officers had been […]

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Pakistan plans new paramilitary crackdown after Easter bombing kills 70

Pakistan plans new paramilitary crackdown after Easter bombing kills 70

Mar 28, – Sunday’s suicide bombing at a public park was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction, which once declared loyalty to Islamic State. The group said it was targeting Christians. Pakistan has decided to launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after an Easter […]

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Pakistan bus blast kills at least 17

Pakistan bus blast kills at least 17

Mar 16, – No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, which happened as the bus carrying mainly government employees was passing through the city’s crowded shopping district of Saddar. At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan’s […]

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Blast kills 17 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

Blast kills 17 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

Mar 07, – The bomber, who police said was aged around 20 and had up to six kilograms (13 pounds) of explosives strapped to his chest, attacked as lawyers and litigants were arriving at a court complex during the morning rush hour in the town of Shabqadar. A suicide bomber killed 17 people and injured […]

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Gunmen attack Pakistan university, kill at least 21 people

Gunmen attack Pakistan university, kill at least 21 people

Jan 20, – Deputy Inspector General Saeed Wazir said at least three students had been killed in the attack, and a spokesman for the rescue workers said eight bodies had been recovered so far. A group of militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday and killed at least eight people, officials said, […]

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Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, targets government workers

Apr 18, – Police were investigating whether there was a second explosion after people rushed to the scene to help, the police chief, Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, told a news conference. Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a […]

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Pakistan army sentences 6 Islamic militants to death

Pakistan army sentences 6 Islamic militants to death

Apr 02, – Thursday’s statement says a seventh suspect was sentenced to life imprisonment. The army did not say where the courts handed down the verdicts or how many trials they involved. Those convicted have the right to appeal. Pakistani military courts have sentenced six Islamic militants to death on charges including terrorism, murder, suicide […]

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Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Oct 15, – The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded 15 people — five of them critically, said the governor’s spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh. A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province as he was delivering a […]

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