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Latest Chronology of terrorist incidents in Pakistan Stories

2008-11-13 03:00:07

The commercial attache of Iran's consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, was kidnapped Thursday after gunmen shot and killed his guard, police told GEO TV. The network reported Hashmatullah Atharzadeh was traveling to his office from his home when gunmen stopped his vehicle in the Hayatabad area and took him hostage. His guard identified was gunned down when he tried to offer resistance, the report said. The Iranian Consulate was quoted as saying it had received a report of Atharzadeh's kidnap....

2008-10-09 15:00:12

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. In addition to policemen and prisoners, the dead included four schoolchildren traveling in a passing bus, authorities said. Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, where al-Qaida and Taliban militants reportedly have bases....

2008-09-24 09:00:16

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. The report, quoting an Interior Ministry spokesman, said Kabul criminal investigation chief Alishah Paktiawal had gone to the small police post in the west of the city to investigate the overnight attack, when he was injured in the explosion. Spokesman Zemarai Bashary said...

2008-09-22 12:00:02

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. Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik did not explain why they decided to move to the premier's house on Saturday, but said the decision was kept secret. Suspicion has fallen on al Qaida or the Pakistani Taliban for the blast at Islamabad's Marriott hotel. But a spokesman for Pakistan's top...

2008-08-20 03:00:41

Pakistan's Taliban group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack at a hospital emergency unit that left 32 people dead. Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported those killed in the Tuesday attack at the District Headquarters Hospital in the Dera Ismail Khan district in the troubled North-West Frontier province included seven police officers and two health officials. Police said a suicide bomber blew himself up near the hospital's emergency ward where a Shiite Muslim crowd had...

2008-08-20 00:00:39

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. The bomber ripped through the gathering of mourners in the hospital as the body of Basit Ali was brought to hospital soon after his assassination, IGP...

2008-07-06 18:00:09

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. The attack on Sunday raised fresh concerns about the stability of nuclear-armed Pakistan and whether it can cope with the scale of the extremist challenge now confronting it. The unofficial death toll stood at 19 late in the day, mostly policemen. There were over 40 injured. A bomber wearing...

2006-08-29 03:43:00

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. Veteran Baluch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed in a government assault on his cave hideout in remote hills in gas-rich Baluchistan province on Saturday. The government says his body has not been...

2006-07-28 07:32:16

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. The explosives had been planted in a motorcycle parked outside the bank, according to police. Suspicion fell on the separatist Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), though tribal militants have also been in revolt. Just last week Baluch police began a...

2006-07-14 09:03:14

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. "Allama Turabi is dead," Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the Sindh government, said from the hospital ward where the mortally wounded cleric had been rushed after the attack outside his home. Karachi has been the scene of bloody...


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