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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
Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country’s northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried the remains of victims to the capital. The small, twin-propeller aircraft was travelling from the scenic mountain resort of Chitral to Islamabad on Wednesday when one […]

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India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions

India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions

Sep 29, – Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire, but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory. Indian officials said elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir on Thursday and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and […]

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Suicide bomber kills 28 at mosque in NW Pakistan- official

Suicide bomber kills 28 at mosque in NW Pakistan- official

Sep 17, – The attacker shouted “God is Great” as he entered the mosque in the village of Ambar in Pakistan’s Mohmand tribal region, government administrator Naveed Akbar told The Associated Press. He said rescuers had transported the dead and wounded to nearby hospitals, where some of the wounded were listed in critical condition. A […]

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Bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens at Pakistan court

Bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens at Pakistan court

Sep 02, – Both attacks were claimed by Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a breakaway Pakistani Taliban faction believed to be behind some of the past year’s deadliest attacks, including last month’s bombing of lawyers in the city of Quetta that killed 74 people. Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in […]

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Four Pakistan school massacre militants hanged- officials

Four Pakistan school massacre militants hanged- officials

Dec 02, – Survivors of the assault, in which the majority of the victims killed by Taliban gunmen were children, said they were “happy” to hear of the executions, with one father saying the hangings should have been carried out in public squares rather than behind prison doors. Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four militants linked […]

December 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pakistan postpones execution of killer convicted as a child- media

Pakistan postpones execution of killer convicted as a child- media

Mar 19, – Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004, when he was burnt with cigarettes and had fingernails removed until he confessed to the killing of a child. He was due to have been hanged on Thursday. Pakistan has stayed the execution of a man charged as a child with […]

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Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Nov 21, – A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country’s remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three senior Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said. The missiles hit an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district that was known […]

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