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27th Feb 2014

Seminary supervisor, son gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Unknown gunmen opened fire outside a seminary located at Abul Hassan Isfihani Road that killed two persons including the administrator and his son on Thursday, Geo News reported.   According to police, the incident occurred at Abul … Continued

26th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Explosion in Rawalpindi injures one

RAWALPINDI, (Dawn): A person was injured as a result of a bomb device exploding near a school in Rawalpindi’s Ratta Amral area on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. According to DawnNews sources, the bomb device exploded near Islamic School No 3 on … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Jets pound militant hideouts in Waziristan, 30 killed, incl civilians

PESHAWAR, (Dawn & Agencies]): The Army targeted militant hideouts in the border area of South and North Waziristan tribal regions Tuesday in the fourth wave of recent airstrikes that killed at least 30 people. There are reports that civilians [two … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Bangladesh: Gunmen free convicted Mujahadeen Bangladesh members in prison van attack

Gunmen in Bangladesh have attacked a police escort carrying convicted members of a banned Islamist group, freeing three prisoners. Two of the men had been sentenced to death, with the other facing a life sentence. The armed attackers threw explosives … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Four killed in North Waziristan firing

MIRANSHAH, (The News): Four persons were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a car in Dargah Mandi area of North Waziristan Agency on Monday, Geo News reported.   According to the sources, unidentified assailants ambushed a vehicle in Dargah … Continued

23rd Feb 2014

Pakistan: Blast near Kohat Police Line kills five

KOHAT, (The News): An explosion occurred near Police Line at Peshawar Chowk in Kohat, killing at least five people and injuring several others on Sunday, Geo news reported.   Talking to Geo News, Police Inspector General (IG) Nasir Khan Durrani … Continued

23rd Feb 2014

Pakistani jets kill 18 suspected militants in Tirah air raids

PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Pakistani fighter jets carried out air strikes early Sunday on suspected insurgent hideouts killing 18 suspected militants and injured many others in Tirah valley area of Pakistan’s restive Khyber tribal region, DawnNews reported. According to security officials, during … Continued

22nd Feb 2014

Pakistan: Shi’a leader shot dead in Kohat

KOHAT, (Dawn): A prominent religious leader was shot dead in a targeted killing incident in Garhi Banoorian here on Friday evening, police said. They said that the victim, Sher Mohammad Turi, was the caretaker of the Qaumi Imambargah and a … Continued

22nd Feb 2014

Pakistan: QWP leader among two killed in Buner blast

BUNER, (The News): Local leader of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Adalat Khan was killed along with his companion in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Buner district on Saturday, Geo News reported.   According to DIG Malakand Abdullah Khan, the incident … Continued

22nd Feb 2014

Pakistan: Helicopter shelling kills nine suspected militants in Hangu

  HANGU, (AP & Dawn): Nine militants were reportedly killed on Saturday after gunship helicopters pounded their hideouts in Hangu’s Tal tehsil, DawnNews reported. Security officials confirmed the strikes. The officials said the military launched the attack after confirming reports … Continued

21st Feb 2014

Pakistan lodges strong protest to Afghanistan over killing of security men

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Pakistan has lodged strong protest with Afghanistan over the murder of 23 security personnel by Pakistani Taliban on Afghan side of the border, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Pakistani Taliban from Mohmand tribal region claimed to have killed … Continued

20th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Jets bombard North Waziristan hideouts; 15 militants killed

  By Zahir Shah Sherazi   PESHAWAR ( Dawn, AFP): At least 15 militants were killed Thursday as fighter jets targeted suspected militant hideouts in three different tehsils of the North Waziristan tribal region. The bombardment comes a day after … Continued

19th Feb 2014

India: Tamil Nadu to free all convicts in Rajiv assassination case

  Chennai, (Agencies):   A day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi to life imprisonment, the Tamil Nadu government decided to release all seven convicts – including AG Perarivalan and Nalini … Continued

19th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Two killed, two injured in Karachi firing

KARACHI, (The News): At least two people were killed and as many injured when unknown armed men opened fire at a shop after midnight, Geo News reported Wednesday.   According to police, two people were killed and two others including … Continued

18th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Women transport service launched in twin cities

A hostess stands near the coasters that would exclusively cater to the transport needs of women By Aamir Yasir   RAWALPINDI, (Dawn): For the first time, the women of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will have exclusive transport … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Two killed in firing incidents in Chaman

CHAMAN, (The News): Two persons including a trader were killed in different firing incidents in Chaman followed by a protest at Quetta-Chaman Highway, Geo News reported Monday.   According to the Levies sources, a dead body was recovered from Eastern … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Two alleged banned outfit members killed in Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Police and Rangers conducted joint raids in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi where two alleged accused belonging to a banned outfit were killed while arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession, Geo News reported Monday.   … Continued

16th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Five killed as blast hits Khushhal express near Kandhkot

  [Photo: Geo News] KASHMORE, (The News & Dawn): At least five people including four children were killed and 25 others sustained injuries when three bogies of Khushal Khan Kkattak Express derailed after blast on the railway track near Kashmore … Continued

15th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Government school blown up in Hangu, watchman injured

HANGU, (Dawn): Unknown assailants blew up a government high school in Hangu’s Tora Warai area on Saturday, DawnNews reported. According to police, explosive material was planted in three classrooms of the school which went off with a loud noise. The … Continued

15th Feb 2014

Pakistan: Two killed in firing at Super Highway, Karachi

KARACHI, (The News): Two persons were killed when unknown culprits opened fire near a bus stop at Super Highway on Saturday, Geo News reported.   According to police, two armed culprits opened fire near Nagori bus stop at Super Highway … Continued

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