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By STEPHEN GRAHAM By Stephen Graham The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The United Nations declared the Pakistani capital unsafe for the children of its international staff Thursday and ordered them out, putting the once tranquil city on a par with Kabul, Afghanistan, and Somalia.
Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Quetta, 25 September: Like in other parts of the country, security at Quetta, Gawadar and Turbat airports was also put on high alert after a telephone caller's warning about a suicide bomber was going to target Benazir Bhutto airport on Thursday [25 September], Airport Security Force (ASF) officials here said.
Text of report headlined "Gas supply to Sui plant, Mastung cut after attack" by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 16 August Quetta [Baluchistan Province], 15 August: Two gas pipelines - one in the Pir Koh gas field and the other in Lakpass area - were blown up on Friday [15 August], suspending supply to the Sui plant and Mastung Town.
Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 19 July: The Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production on Saturday [19 July] expressed concern over the situation on western borders and condemned threats from neighbouring country.
Text of report by leading English-language Pakistani daily Dawn website on 4 July Quetta, 3 July: Four people were injured when a team of a UK- based TV channel came under fire in Kanak area of Mastung district on Thursday [3 July].
Text of report by Saleem Shahid headlined "Four hurt in attack on British TV team" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 4 July Quetta, 3 July: Four people were injured when a team of a UK- based TV channel came under fire in Kanak area of Mastung district on Thursday [3 July].
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.
By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected rebels blew up a gas pipeline and electricity pylons in the gas-rich Pakistani province of Baluchistan as supporters of a rebel leader killed at the weekend prepared to hold prayers for him.
By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least three people were killed as protests spread in Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province on Sunday, a day after a popular nationalist rebel leader was killed fighting government forces.
By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Authorities in the Pakistani city of Quetta imposed an indefinite curfew and called in troops on Sunday as violent protests over the killing of a Baluch nationalist rebel leader spread.
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