Latest Quetta Stories

2006-04-02 06:40:00

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A series of bomb and land mine blasts on Sunday killed at least five people and wounded several more in tribal rebel areas of Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, government officials said.

2006-03-10 10:14:18

By Shahid Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Twenty-eight people traveling to a wedding in southwest Pakistan were killed on Friday when their vehicle hit a land mine near the country's main natural gas fields. The blast happened in Dera Bugti district of Baluchistan province.

2006-02-27 04:40:57

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected tribal militants attacked a train in Pakistan's southwest province of Baluchistan on Monday, opening fire on paramilitary guards on board but there were no casualties, officials said.

2006-02-26 01:27:36

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fired two rockets at the home of a minister in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Sunday, killing one man and wounding seven others, police said.

2006-02-22 05:21:21

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal rebels ambushed a Pakistan army convoy on Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding five in the latest violence to hit the troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

2006-02-05 11:53:40

By Shahid Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, the latest incident in worsening separatist violence in troubled Baluchistan province, officials said.

2006-01-11 07:05:52

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and four wounded on Wednesday in a land mine blast in a troubled southwestern region where militants are fighting for autonomy, an official said.

2005-11-03 14:05:52

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda militant has been killed and another captured during a shoot-out with Pakistani security men in the southwestern city of Quetta, a government minister said on Thursday.

2005-10-15 02:15:40

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan raised the official death toll from the Kashmir earthquake to 38,000 on Saturday and said it was likely to rise further, putting it on the same massive scale of destruction as the Quetta earthquake of 1935.

2005-09-22 04:04:19

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two bomb blasts within hours of each other on Thursday in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore killed at least five people and wounded 26, police said.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.