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‘Toy’ bomb kills six children in South Waziristan: officials

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June 26

PESHAWAR: A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children Sunday in South Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan tribal district.

“Six children aged between six to 12 years, all boys, were killed by a toy bomb and two others wounded critically,” a local government official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Another local security official confirmed the incident and casualties.

The origin of the bomb was unclear.

Dozens of children, mostly in northwest Pakistan, have lost their lives in the past when playing with “toys” that turned out to be explosive devices.


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Bahawalpur: Tragedy as nearly 150 burnt alive in oil tanker explosion

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June 25

BAHAWALPUR: At least 149 people were burnt alive and dozens injured when an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur where a large number of people had gathered to collect petrol from the overturned tanker, rescue services said.

According to details, people from nearby areas were collecting fuel from the oil tanker which had skidded off the national highway and overturned in Ahmed Pur Sharqia on Sunday morning. A large number of motorcycles and vehicles can be seen burnt in the huge fire.

The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities. The death toll may rise as the affected are said to be in critical condition.

The police said that oil tanker carrying 50,000 liters of oil was on its way from Karachi to Lahore when it slipped from road and overturned in Kachi Pul area, some eight kilometers off Ahmedpur Sharqia city.

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Shangla police apprehends five suspects for raping, murdering girl

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June 23

SHANGLA: Police on Thursday claimed that they had arrested five suspects wanted for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl.

 

The girl had been raped before being brutally murdered in Besham village of Shing on Tuesday.

According to the police, Madiha Tariq was heading to a Madrassa on Tuesday morning when a suspect allegedly took her to his house where she was raped and then strangled her to death.

Her body was then wrapped in a bags and dumped in the street.

A complaint lodged for the murder stated that her body was found in the street. A subsequent medical examination confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted before being killed.
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Four policemen martyred in Karachi gun attack

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June 23

KARACHI: Gunmen on motorcycles shot dead four policemen who were breaking fast at a roadside restaurant in the SITE area of Karachi on Friday – hours after suicide and bomb attacks claimed at least 47 lives in Quetta and Parachinar.

Pamphlets of a hitherto unknown militant organisation, Ansar al Sharia Pakistan, were found at the crime scene, leading investigators to believe the group carried out the deadly shooting.

“The policemen were having Iftari at a roadside restaurant near Habib Bank Chowrangi when the terrorists targeted them,” said District West SSP Nasir Aftab. “All of them were shot in the head from a close range – and they died instantly.”




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MPA’s vehicle hit Police Constable

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June 23

QUETTA: A Police Constable died after Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami Party PK MAP legislator and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hit him at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk on Tuesday night.


QUETTA: A Police Constable died after Pashtoonkhuwa Mili Awami Party PK MAP legislator and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee Majeed Achakzai’s vehicle hit him at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk on Tuesday night.

According to Police, traffic Police Constable Haji Atta was busy in performing his duties at Shaheed Fayaz Sunbel Chowk when Majeed Achakzai accelerated his vehicle over him.

“The injured Constable was taken to Civil Hospital but succumbed to his injuries while in-way to the Trauma Center.” Police added.

 

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Suicide car blast kills at least 13 in Quetta

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June 23

QUETTA: A suicide car bomber killed at least thirteen people, including seven police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile city of Quetta on Friday, officials said.


Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Balochistan province, told Reuters it appeared the bomber had detonated a car packed with explosives.

He said 15 people had been wounded.

Several dead bodies were brought to the Civil Hospital in Quetta, with many injured in critical condition.

The blast took place near IG Police office in a busy cantonment area where government offices and a girls college are located. The formidable blast threw the organs of human beings all around.

Baluchistan government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the blast happened when police officers stopped a car to search it near a checkpoint.



The area is usually constantly supervised with heavy presence of security personnel.


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At least 30 dead, 100 injured in twin explosions in Parachinar

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June 23

At least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured, with fears of casualties rising, after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening.

The death toll was confirmed by hospital sources, who warned that the number of casualties may rise.

Parachinar District General Hospital Medical Superintendent Sabir Hussain appealed to the public for help, saying that the hospital is not equipped to handle the large number of casualties.

This is the second major bomb attack today. Early morning, at least 13 people ─ including seven policeman ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area.

Local political administration officials said the twin blasts occurred in the Turi Market near Tal Adda, where a bus terminal is also located.

The second explosion targeted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast.

The nature of the explosions has not been ascertained as yet.

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Shia Hazara siblings gunned down in Quetta

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June 09

QUETTA: A man and his young sister belonging to the Shia Hazara community were gunned down in the Spiny Road area on Sunday, police said.

The siblings were going to Marriabad from Hazara Town on a motorbike when they came under fire near Killi Tirkha. They suffered serious injuries and died while being taken to the hospital by the police.

“The victims received bullets to their head,” hospital sources said.

Police quoted the area people as saying they did not hear any gunshots, implying the assailants had used silencer-fitted weapons. “We saw a man and a woman travelling on a motorbike suddenly fell on the road and were bleeding,” police said, quoting eyewitness.

 

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Over 100 injured as TV show stage collapses

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May 08

ISLAMABAD: Over 100 people were injured in an accident on Friday night during the recording of a television show, police and rescue workers said.it was not just stage. It was the seating arrangement which got broken and people sitting on the seats were became victim .

The private TV channel show, hosted by a woman anchor, was under way in Bahria Enclave, a housing society of Bahria Town, in the Nilor area when the stage on which a number of people were sitting collapsed.



Over 100 people suffered fractures, wounds and bruises. Some of the injured were stuck under the wreckage of the stage, the sources said, adding that all the wounded were shifted to hospital.

A police official told Dawn on condition of anonymity that the injured were taken to Polyclinic and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Hindu temple vandalised in Pakistan

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April 29

A Pakistani Hindu devotee wearing a religious headband and her child are seen inside a bus before leaving for homage to Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan, outside the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi in this April 28, 2017 photo. Pakistani Hindus constitute approximately 2% of the country’s population.

Broken idols found in sewer line, case of blasphemy and terrorism filed against 3 persons.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan has been vandalised in the southern Sindh province and a case of blasphemy and terrorism has been registered against three unidentified persons, police said on Saturday.

Police said idols of deities were damaged and some of the broken parts were found in a nearby sewerage line. The incident occurred yesterday in Thatta district’s Gharo town.

A case of blasphemy and terrorism has been registered.

Police also registered a FIR against three persons for desecrating the deities, Dawn reported.

“Investigation is going on but so far no arrests have been made,” police officer Fida Hussain Mastoi said.

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