Latest Chronology of terrorist incidents in Pakistan Stories
The commercial attache of Iran's consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, was kidnapped Thursday after gunmen shot and killed his guard, police told GEO TV.
Two bombings targeting policemen Thursday rocked the Pakistani cities of Islamabad and Peshawar, killing 16 people and injuring 10, police said. Eleven people were killed near Peshawar in a roadside bombing of a prison van, authorities said.
An explosion Wednesday at a police post near Kabul killed two Afghan policemen and injured a police commander, authorities said. An ambush the previous night at the same post killed three policemen, Geo TV reported.
By TOM MORGAN; TOM RAYNER Pakistan's president and Prime Minister were due to dine at the luxury hotel destroyed in a weekend bombing but changed their minds at the last moment, it emerged today.
Pakistan's Taliban group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack at a hospital emergency unit that left 32 people dead.
Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Peshawar, 19 August: A suicide bomber blew himself up at Emergency Ward of District Headquarters Hospital D I Khan killing 29 people and injuring 35 others mostly relatives of slain Basit Ali who had gathered in the ward to mourn his death, District Police said.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ A suicide bomber marked the first anniversary of the military operation against Islamabad's radical Red Mosque by targeting police guarding the site, killing at least 15 people.
By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen and security forces exchanged fire in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday as rioting erupted after prayers were held for a rebel leader killed at the weekend, police said. Several people were wounded, police said.
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast outside a bank wounded at least 19 people in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's troubled southwest province of Baluchistan, police and doctors said. Two of the wounded were in a critical condition.
By Imtiaz Shah KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, and three others, including himself in an attack on Friday in the volatile city of Karachi, provincial government officials said.
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