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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 police use tear gas to break up church attack protests

Pakistan police use tear gas to break up church attack protests

Mar 16, – The protesters, angry at the lack of security for Christians in the majority-Muslim country, blocked a major highway in the city. Pakistani police broke up Christian protesters in the eastern city of Lahore with tear gas and baton charges on Monday, a day after suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside […]

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Twin bombs kill 10 people outside Pakistani church

Twin bombs kill 10 people outside Pakistani church

Mar 15, – In the tense aftermath, angry mobs burned to death one person they believed was involved in the attack and tried to lynch another, said the Deputy Inspector General for Lahore, Haider Ashraf. Two police who were protecting the church were also killed in the explosions, he said. Twin blasts exploded near a […]

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Sep 01, – Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee, the U.N. added, as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas of territory since June, pushed into land controlled by Kurdish troops and targeted religious minorities. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said […]

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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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