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Pakistani security forces kill 12 militants near Afghanistan

Pakistani security forces kill 12 militants near Afghanistan

Apr 07, – Several militants were also wounded in the attack that took place at Mangaro post in the northwestern Kurram tribal region, said the official, Javed Khan. He said security forces suffered no casualties, and that the attack was repulsed with the attackers fleeing toward Afghanistan. Dozens of suspected militants attacked a Pakistani security […]

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Three attackers dead as gunmen attack Pakistan air force base in Peshawar

Three attackers dead as gunmen attack Pakistan air force base in Peshawar

Sep 18, – A group of between seven and 10 militants attacked a guard post and tried to force their way into the Badaber air base, Major General Asim Bajwa said on Twitter. A gunbattle was still underway and three attackers had been killed so far, he said. Gunmen attacked a Pakistani Air Force base […]

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Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Apr 27, – Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and adjacent districts late Sunday, felling trees, causing dozens of roofs and walls to collapse and blocking many roads. A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone”, has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their […]

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Gunmen kill former lawyer for Pakistani doctor who aided CIA

Gunmen kill former lawyer for Pakistani doctor who aided CIA

Mar 17, – A senior police officer Shakir Khan says unidentified assailants shot and killed Samiullah Khan Afridi Tuesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar before fleeing. Police say a former lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden has been killed by gunmen in the country’s northwest. The lawyer […]

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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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Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

Sep 23, – Angry Pakistani Christians on Monday denounced the deadliest attack ever in this country against members of their faith as the death toll from the church bombings climbed overnight to 81. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan. The attack on […]

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Hundreds die in weekend attacks

Hundreds die in weekend attacks

Sep 22, – A recap of key events: — Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 22: Nairobi, Kenya — Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside an upscale mall in Nairobi kill at least 68 people, wound more than 175 others and hold an unknown number of others hostage. — Saturday, Sept. […]

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Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Sep 22, –  A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority, officials said. The bombing in Peshawar, which wounded another 120 people, underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks […]

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Militants attack NATO convoy in Pakistan kill 4

Militants attack NATO convoy in Pakistan kill 4

June 10, AP – PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In Monday’s attack, the militants emerged from the mountains and lobbed rockets at the NATO trucks, setting fire and completely burning two vehicles, said local official Iqbal Khan. The militants wore local police uniforms and the four dead included truck drivers and their assistants, he said. Militants […]

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Polls close in Pakistan following deadly bomb blast hit Karachi

Polls close in Pakistan following deadly bomb blast hit Karachi

May 11, AP – Pakistanis finished voting on Saturday in an historic election that will see the first transition of civilian governments in the country’s history. Election polls have closed in Pakistan after a campaign of violence targeting election candidates. A deadly bomb blast hit the commercial hub of the country, Karachi, earlier in the […]

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