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‘100 terrorists killed’ – Border crossing shut down

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan, Feb 18, (Agencies): Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufishrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country. The bombing at the …

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Pakistan bomb toll 72

KARACHI, Feb 16, (Agencies): A bomb which ripped through a crowded Sufishrine in Pakistan Thursday killed up to 72 people, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks to strike the insurgency-wracked country this week. “Up to 72 people have been killed and more than 150 others wounded,” provincial …

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Shobokshi, India, Pakistan

A few years ago I wrote about a very embarrassing incident which I experienced at the home of a friend, when I met with the Ambassador of India who asked me about the nature of my activity. I told him before I answer his question I would like to know from …

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India urges credible crackdown – Protests as cleric held

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 31, (AFP): Protests were held in Pakistan’s major cities Tuesday after authorities detained one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks after years of pressure to act against his group. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group and has a $10 million …

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Pakistan blast kills 22 – Taleban, LeJ claim attack

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Jan 21, (Agencies): An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 22 people on Saturday in Pakistan’s remote northwestern tribal region, an official said, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taleban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e- Jhangvi. About …

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A girl is snatched away as payment for a family debt

MIRPUR KHAS, Pakistan, Dec 24, (AP): The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride of a man who says the family owed him $1,000. Beneath the blankets, clothes and silver ornaments that she …

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Pakistan’s Afridi says arrest of an Indian fan ‘shameful’

Karachi, Dec 21, 2016 (AFP) – Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Wednesday the arrest of an Indian student for wearing a shirt bearing his name was “shameful”, but would not deter the subcontinent’s cricket-mad fans from supporting rival players. Ripon Chowdhury, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Hailakandi, a small …

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Pakistan’s national carrier mocked for goat sacrifice

Islamabad, Dec 19, 2016 (AFP) – Pakistan’s embattled national carrier has been widely mocked for sacrificing a goat next to a plane to ward off bad luck, weeks after one of the country’s worst air disasters. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) turboprop plane built by European manufacturer ATR plummeted into …

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Pakistan grounds French-built ATR planes after fatal crash

Islamabad, Dec 12, 2016 (AFP) -Pakistan’s national carrier Monday grounded its 10 French-built ATR turboprop planes after a crash last week killed 47 people and a second aircraft reported technical issues shortly before it was supposed to take off overnight. Pakistan International Airlines flight 661 smashed into a hillside in …

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11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire

Karachi, Dec 5, 2016 (AFP) -A pre-dawn fire at a hotel in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi on Monday killed at least 11 people and wounded 75 others, police and a doctor said. Among the dead were four women while the injured included some foreigners. “We have received 11 dead …

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