Latest Terrorism in Pakistan Stories

2014-03-10 16:21:50

Mineta Transportation Institute security experts Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth examine the facts. SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --At 9:00 pm on March 1, 2014, six men and two women, dressed in black and wielding knives, arrived at the Kunming train station, one of the largest in southwest China, and began slashing people at random. Before authorities could stop them, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded another 143. It was the...

2011-07-14 15:49:45

Recent advances in computer science at the University of Maryland cast fresh light on terrorism in India Recent advances in computer science at the University of Maryland's Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics cast fresh light on terrorism in India, such as yesterday's coordinated attacks in Mumbai. Some important conclusions from two forthcoming papers, accepted for publication at the 2011 European Conference on Intelligence Security Informatics and the 2011 Open Source...

2011-01-11 10:25:00

BRUSSELS, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- European Organization of Pakistani Minorities (EOPM) expresses its condolences to the family and followers of Mr Salman Taseer, Governor of the Punjab Province in Pakistan, following his cold-blooded and brutal assassination for standing up against extremist forces trying to disrupt the democratic fabric of Pakistan and for his efforts to secure a presidential pardon for AsiyaBibi, a poor Christian woman condemned to death by a Pakistani court...

2010-12-18 07:20:00

According to comments in a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable made public on Friday, U.S. officials fear lax security at Indian laboratories could make the facilities targets for terrorists seeking biological weapons to launch attacks around the world. The cable was part of a trove of documents sent from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi that was obtained by WikiLeaks and published Friday by the British newspaper The Guardian. The leaked documents dealt with accusations of Indian torture in Kashmir,...

2009-12-16 04:36:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the South Asia Peace Forum of the European Parliament met at Strasbourg on 16th December 2009 to review international developments of concern to the members and to plan the future activities of the forum. The members expressed considerable concern at the possibility that Afghanistan might once again be left with elements of the Taliban in power in Kabul. The members resolved that they would urge the USA, the countries of NATO...

2009-07-01 08:00:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Pakistanis now see the Pakistani Taliban as well as al Qaeda as a critical threat to the country -- a major shift from 18 months ago -- and support the government and army in their fight in the Swat Valley against the Pakistani Taliban. An overwhelming majority think that Taliban groups who seek to overthrow the Afghan government should not be allowed to have bases in Pakistan. However, this does not bring with it a shift in attitudes...

2008-12-01 22:59:39

India was warned by the United States about a possible maritime terrorist attack a month before the carnage in Mumbai, a source told CNN. The source, a counterterrorism official, said U.S. intelligence had indicated a group might enter the country from the seas to attack Mumbai, the country's major port and the financial capital. The gunmen, who went on a massacre spree last Wednesday before their siege ended three days later, are widely believed to have entered Mumbai using rubber boats...

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....

2008-09-26 09:00:27

Pakistan searches for bomb at Islamabad airport after threat call ISLAMABAD, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's security forces began to conduct search operation at Islamabad airport after an unknown person threatened to blow up Islamabad airport on Thursday. An unknown person made a phone call at the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) head office in Karachi, saying Islamabad airport would be blown up in a suicide attack at 12:40 p. m. local time on Thursday, local Geo TV reported....

2008-09-24 00:00:13

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said Monday. A hotel official, however, denied there were any plans for a government dinner.The attack that killed 53 people - including the Czech ambassador and two U.S. Defense Department employees - and wounded hundreds came at a time of strains in the U.S.-Pakistani...

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