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November 9, 2017 6:40 AM Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomb killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, an official said. Baluchistan was rocked by a series of attacks late last year that claimed over 180 lives and raised concerns about a growing militant presence, including fighters affiliated 223

October 20, 2017 8:35 AM Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after U.S. drone strike kills leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group's chief. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has killed hundreds of people in bomb attacks 6

October 20, 2017 7:40 AM Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan - Unidentified men threw a grenade into a laborers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on Thursday in the gas-rich 17

August 12, 2017 8:10 PM High Intensity Blast Rocks Balochistan, Death Toll Goes up to 15

Karachi: A powerful blast targeting a military truck on Saturday killed at least 15 people, including eight soldiers, and injured over two dozen others in Pakistan's southwestern restive province of Balochistan. The high intensity blast occurred in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high security area in the provincial capital Quetta 15

August 12, 2017 7:02 PM Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in SW Pakistan

QUETTA: A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night (Aug 12) killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The blast occurred at a bus stop in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, and the area caught fire soon after the explosion 16

July 13, 2017 10:45 AM Gunmen kill four police in Pakistani city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan - Islamist gunmen on Thursday killed a senior police official and three other policemen guarding him in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police said, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. Superintendent of Police Mubarak Shah, 56, was killed en route to his office when four gunmen riding on motorcycles attacked his vehicle, said city police 10

July 13, 2017 10:43 AM Four policemen killed in southwest Pakistan: officials

Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles killed four policemen in southwest Pakistan Thursday, the latest attack to target authorities in restive Balochistan province. The incident took place in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, which has been wracked by separatist and Islamist violence for more than a decade. Senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP that police 9

June 23, 2017 5:05 PM Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan

QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan: Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said. A separate gun attack on police in the southern megacity of Karachi killed four officers on Friday 6

June 23, 2017 3:02 PM At least two dozen people killed in multiple Pakistan blasts

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – Multiple blasts killed at least 24 people in two Pakistani cities on the last Friday (June 23) of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 11 people were killed and 24 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s tribal belt, crowded with shoppers 4

June 12, 2017 7:16 PM Pakistan says Chinese killed by Islamic State were preachers

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan identified on Monday two Chinese nationals recently abducted and killed by the Islamic State and, in a new twist, said the two were preachers who had posed as business people to enter the country. The interior ministry named the two as Lee Zing Yang, 24, and Meng Li Si, 26, and said their violation of visa rules had contributed to their 7