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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

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

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