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15th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Five injured in blasts in Karachi’s Orangi

[Photo: The News] KARACHI, (Dawn): Five people were injured in two successive bomb blasts near Orangi Town’s Mominabad police station on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to police sources, the first attack was by a hand grenade hurled at a street … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Blast near Rangers’ vehicle in Karachi injures two

KARACHI, (Dawn): An explosion near a Rangers’ vehicle in Karachi’s Qayyumabad area injured two personnel on Friday, DawnNews reported. A rescue source said one of the wounded men was wearing the Rangers’ uniform whereas the other was dressed in plain … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Man sets his brother’s house on fire over land dispute; 3 kids dead

DERA GHAZI KHAN, (The News): A man set his brother’s house on fire in Dera Ghazi Khan over a land dispute, killing three kids and injuring six others including a woman, in the wee hours of Thursday.   According to … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Pakistan:Four kidnapers killed in alleged encounter in Lahore

LAHORE, (The News): Four kidnappers have been killed in Township area of Lahore in an alleged police encounter.   According to CIA police, a kidnapper opened fire on the police team when they were moving to arrest him after catching … Continued

Pakistan: ‘Suicide’ bomber targets police bus in Karachi, 13 killed
13th Feb 2014

Pakistan: ‘Suicide’ bomber targets police bus in Karachi, 13 killed

  [Photo: The News] (AFP & Dawn): 13 persons were killed and 47 others, including civilians, were wounded Thursday morning in an explosion targeting a police bus near Razzaqabad police training college in Karachi’s Shah Latif Town, DawnNews reported. The … Continued

12th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Five more injured in Karachi firing incidents

KARACHI, (The News): Five people including a doctor sustained injuries in various incidents of firing in the metropolis, Geo news reported.   According to DSP Nasir Lodhi, unidentified outlaws opened fire at a medical store located on stadium road, injuring … Continued

12th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Nine killed in Peshawar attack

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (AFP & Dawn): At least nine people were killed on Wednesday after unidentified armed men attacked a house  located on the outskirts of Peshawar, DawnNews reported. In the Budhbher area of the city, unknown militants … Continued

10th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Attack at Sufi Muslim religious place kills 8 in Karachi

[Injured people receive medical treatment at a hospital in Karachi. (Xinhua/Masroor)]   ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least eight people including a child were killed and 14 others injured on Sunday evening when some unknown assailants attacked a Sufi Muslim religious place in Pakistan’s … Continued

10th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Sufi poet’s shrine set on fire in Kohlu

QUETTA, (Dawn): The shrine of a popular Sufi poet of Balochistan, Mast Twakali, has been set on fire. The shrine, located in Mawand area of Kohlu district, is visited by thousands of devotees each day and there are a good … Continued

10th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Nine killed in attack on Karachi ‘Astana’

  KARACHI, (The News): At least nine people were killed and 11 others injured when unknown armed men opened indiscriminate firing on an ‘Astana’ here on Sunday.   Police said some six armed men riding motorcycles came to the Astana … Continued

9th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Nine killed in clash near Dera Bugti

DERA BUGTI, (Dawn): Nine people were killed in an armed clash between two groups near Dera Bugti, Geo News reported on Sunday.   According to Sarfraz Bugti, Home Minister Balochistan it was an act of terrorism. The exchange of fire … Continued

9th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Bomb defused in Peshwar

By Zahir Shah Sherazi PESHAWAR, (Dawn): The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) on Sunday defused a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) planted in Peshawar’s Sirband area whereas at least three persons were killed in a clash between policemen and suspected dacoits … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Pakistan: One killed, 14 injured as college bus plunges into ravine in Pakpattan

PAKPATTAN, (The News): A college student lost her life while fourteen other were wounded when a private college bus plunged into ravine in Pakpattan on Saturday, Geo News reported.   According to the rescue sources, a private college bus plunged … Continued

Bangladesh: Four die in Gazipur road crash
7th Feb 2014

Bangladesh: Four die in Gazipur road crash

The Daily Star: Four people including two siblings were killed and three injured as a human hauler crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Kapasia upazila of Gazipur last night. The deceased are Parvin Akter, 35, her brother Jasim Uddin, 30, … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Govt, TTP negotiators chart roadmap for peace talks

The image shows members of the high-powered committee designated by the government to facilitate talks with the Taliban. — File Photo ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Negotiators for the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) met Thursday for a first round of … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Nepal: 14 killed as bus plunges into river

Kathmandu, (PTI): At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday when a passenger bus veered off a mountain highway and fell some 500 metres into a river. The bus, carrying 21 people, was en route to … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Peace Committee members killed in Tank clash

TANK, (The News): Two persons including the leader of Peace Committee (Aman Lashkar), Haider Jan were killed when a clash took place between the committee volunteers and terrorists in Tank on Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to the sources, … Continued

Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 9, injures over 50 in Peshawar
5th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 9, injures over 50 in Peshawar

[Photo: (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)]   ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): At least nine people were killed and over 50 others injured on Tuesday evening when a suicide blast targeted a restaurant in Pakistan’s northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, officials said. Superintendent of Police Faisal … Continued

5th Feb 2014

UK probe finds role in India Golden Temple assault was ‘limited’

A government investigation has found that the UK had only a “limited impact” on India’s 1984 assault on the Amritsar Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. The raid’s death toll is still disputed after almost 30 years. Prime Minister David Cameron … Continued

Bangladesh: Sunamganj trawler tragedy death toll climbs to 11
4th Feb 2014

Bangladesh: Sunamganj trawler tragedy death toll climbs to 11

[A boat is seen on the Surma river in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district. This photo is taken from Wikipedia.] The Daily Star:  The death toll from last night’s Sunamganj trawler capsize climbed to 11 as rescuers fished out eight … Continued

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