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Pakistan: Woman killed, two injured in Kurram landmine explosions
28th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Woman killed, two injured in Kurram landmine explosions

  [File photo] KURRAM AGENCY, (Dawn): A woman was killed and two others were injured when two landmine explosions occurred in the Kurram tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to official sources, unknown persons had installed two bombs at a roadside … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Pakistan: No way out: With the only route blocked, Shi’a Muslim pilgrims fly to Quetta

By Shezad Baloch   QUETTA, (Express Tribune): After the Mastung bombing last week left 28 Shia pilgrims dead, the provincial government of Balochistan suspended movement across the 700-kilometre long Quetta-Taftan route. In view of the security situation, the hundred or so … Continued

India: 21 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Andaman
27th Jan 2014

India: 21 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Andaman

    [Rescuers carry a victim after a tourist boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (PTI) ]   Port Blair, (PTI): At least 21 persons were killed after an overcrowded tourist boat capsized … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Three killed in Budh Bair firing in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, (The News): Three persons were killed and one other was injured when unidentified attackers opened fire in Budh Bair area of Peshawar Monday morning, Geo News reported.   According to police, the incident occurred in Mashokhel area of Budh … Continued

Pakistan: Six policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Karachi
26th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Six policemen killed in terrorist attacks in Karachi

[Photo: People transfer an injured man to a hospital in Karachi on Jan. 25. (Xinhua/Arshad) ]   ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least six policemen were killed and another was injured Saturday night in two different terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s southern port city of … Continued

25th Jan 2014

Pakistan: 11 killed, four injured as jeep plunges into ravine in Chitral

CHITRAL, (Dawn): At least 11 people were killed and four others injured when a Chitral-bound jeep fell into a ravine in the Marwai area of the district here on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to District Police Officer (DPO), Ghulam Hussain, … Continued

25th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Mastung aftermath: 27 new graves in Alamdar Road graveyard

QUETTA, (Express Tribune): Twenty seven graves were dug in a cemetery on the Alamdar Road, Quetta for the burial of the victims of Mastung bus bombing, Express News reported on Friday. On January 21, Shia pilgrims were killed when a suicide … Continued

Pakistan: Countrywide protests against Mastung bloodbath
23rd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Countrywide protests against Mastung bloodbath

[Photo: The News] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: The protests against the killing of Shia pilgrims in a bombing in Balochistan’s Mastung district were observed across the nation on Thursday including Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad, and Hyderabad, DawnNews reported. The … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: 33 Uzbek, 3 German among militants killed in army operation in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least 36 foreign national militants and important Pakistan Taliban commanders were among the over 40 militants killed in the operation launched by Pakistani forces in the country’s northwestern tribal region, local media reported on Wednesday. Local media … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Four tortured bodies recovered from Gulshan-e-Hadeed

KARACHI, (The News): Four bodies bearing torture marks were found from Gulshan-e-Hadeed area of Karachi Wednesday morning, Geo News reported.   According to the sources, four bodies were found from Link Road in Gulshan-e-Hadeed today morning who were tortured before … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Polio security team attacked in Charsadda; seven dead

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in an explosion near a police mobile van which was on its way for security duty for polio immunisation workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s … Continued

Pakistan: Blast on bus kills 22 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims in Mastung
22nd Jan 2014

Pakistan: Blast on bus kills 22 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims in Mastung

  [A rescue worker collects the belongings of blast victims near the wreckage of a destroyed pilgrims bus after a bomb attack at Dringhar village on the Pakistan-Iran highway some 60 kilometres west of Quetta] By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, … Continued

20th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Four killed, three injured in Karachi violence

KARACHI, (Dawn): Four people were killed whereas three others were injured in different incidents of violence in Karachi on Monday, DawnNews reported. Three trussed-up bodies were discovered near Wilayat Shah Mazaar in Malir. According to the police, the victims had … Continued

Pakistan: 13 killed in suicide blast near RA Bazar in Rawalpindi
20th Jan 2014

Pakistan: 13 killed in suicide blast near RA Bazar in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI, (The News): Thirteen persons were killed and twenty-four others injured when a suicide blast occurred in RA Bazar of Rawalpindi early Monday morning while the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, Geo News reported.   Police … Continued

19th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Shi’a Ulema Council district president shot, guard injured

Multan, (Tribune Express): Muzaffargarh president of the Shia Ulema Council, Syed Altaf Hussain Bukhari, and his security guard were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire at them on Thursday night. Police said the men were taken to a rural health … Continued

18th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Protest against targeted killings at University Road, Karachi

  KARACHI, (The News): Demonstrators gathered on University Road and protested against the targeted killing of Mufti Usman Yar, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Samiul Haq Group on Saturday morning, Geo News reported.   The religious leader, Mufti Usman Yar … Continued

India: 18 people killed in stampede after Bohra Muslim leader dies in Mumbai
18th Jan 2014

India: 18 people killed in stampede after Bohra Muslim leader dies in Mumbai

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): At least 18 people were killed and 56 others injured in a stampede that broke out early on Saturday near the Mumbai residence of the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohras Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died on … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Pakistan: Three passengers killed as train turns turtle after blast in Rajanpur

RAJANPUR, (Dawn: A train turned upside down after an explosion occurred on the railway track in Rajanpur that killed three passengers and injured several others on Friday, Geo News reported.   According to General Manager Pakistan Railways Anjum Pervaiz, the … Continued

15th Jan 2014

Pakistan: One killed, 8 injured in Lahore vendetta shootout

LAHORE, (The News): An armed clash between two rival groups claimed one man’s life while it landed as many as eight others in the hospital here on Tuesday night, Geo News reported.   The deadly shootout was reported from the … Continued

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