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Peshawar blast kills 38, injures 100

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September 29

PESHAWAR: At least 38 people were killed and 100 others sustained injuries in a blast in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani area on Sunday, a week after a bombing at a church in the city killed scores, police and hospital authorities said.

Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in recent months, undermining Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's efforts to tame the insurgency by launching peace talks with the Taliban.



                       

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Blast near church in Peshawar kills 60, injures 55

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September 22

[22-09-2013]
PESHAWAR: An explosion near a church in Peshawar's Kohati gate area killed 60 persons and wounded 10 others on Sunday.
         


The blast took place in the ground of a church near Kohati Gate at Qissa Khwani bazaar. According to the police, the intention of the blast was suicidal.

More than 300 people were attending sunday prayers at local church when the incident took place.

The injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment. The rescue operation is ongoing.


 

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Karachi:3 dead, 16 hurt in Landhi hand grenade attack

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September 19

[19-09-2013]
KARACHI: A hand grenade attack at Imambargah took palace in Majeed Colony area of Landhi, leaving Three  person dead and 16 more injured here on Thursday night, police said.
     
          

According to hospital sources, the injured were rushed to Jinnah hospital. Three wounded persons are said to be in critical condition.

Police have put the security cordon.

 

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minorities and federalism

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August 31



All countries in the world include persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, enriching the diversity of their societies. Although a great variety of minority situations exist, common to all is the fact that, too often, minorities face multiple forms of discrimination resulting in marginalisation and exclusion. Achieving effective participation of minorities and ending their exclusion requires that we embrace diversity through the promotion and implementation of international human rights standards.

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9 killed in Bhakkar sectarian clashes

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August 24


ISLAMABAD/ Bhakkar : Atleast 9 Shia Men were Martyred by the UnProvoked attack and firing of the SSP Rally on the Shia Neighbor Hood of Kotla Jam area of Punjab Province of Pakistan , and about 15 men were injured by the Unprovoked firing of the SSP terrorists.


A Rally which was Organised and Planned By Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan ( SSP ) ( Alias Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat ) was taken out to attack the Shia residents of the Kotla Jaam area , so as they reached the area , who have come with all the Preperations to attack with automatic weapons , first tried to Provoke the Shia Men , by chanting Takfiri Slogans and then they started firing direct on the Shia Men present , due to which about more than a dozen Shia Men were injured , and some were critically wounded due to the gun shots, who were transferred to the Hospital , but out of which 5 of them could not scummb to their fatal injuries and embraced Martydom, while other were being treated at the Hospital , as these terrorist of SSP have intentionally come in the form of Mob to create tension and chaos in the Darya Khan and Kotla Jaam area.



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DIG Operations, 38 others killed in Quetta suicide blast

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August 08

QUETTA: A suicide blast at the funeral of a slain police officer in Quetta killed 38 people on Wednesday, including at least 21 police officers, said Balochistan police chief Mushtaq Sukhera.



"So far we can confirm 21 police personnel, including senior police officials, have been killed. Nine other victims are yet to be identified," Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera told a press conference. "I can confirm 52 people have been injured.

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250 prisoners escape as militants attack central jail in DI Khan

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July 29

        


Pakistani lawmakers have elected a new president, just hours after a Taliban attack on a prison break saw hundreds of inmates freed.

Mamnoon Hussain, a textile magnate, was elected to the largely ceremonial position by the Senate, National Assembly and the assemblies of the four provinces.

The timing of the jailbreak hours before his appointment underscores the challenges Mr Hussain will face as he takes the reigns of a country battling Islamist militants.

The attack on the prison in Dera Ismail Khan began around midnight on Monday, when  explosions and gunfire were heard from the vicinity of the prison, one of Pakistan’s largest. The prison boundary walls were destroyed with mortars and bombs. According to reports, attackers used  megaphones to ask named prisoners to come out.




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Five Shiites Killed In DI Khan Prison Attack

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July 29


At least five Shiite Muslims have been killed after the Takfiri militants of Tahreek-e-Taliban carrying heavy weapons stormed Dera Ismail Khan’s Central Jail, The Shia Post reported.

According to details, during the heavy clash and bombing attacks on Jail four Shiite Muslims Akhtar Abbas, Sajid Hussain, Muhammad Aslam, Rajab Ali and Jumma Khan were martyred including and six police officials were also killed, while 14 other reported injured

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Multiple blasts in Parachinar kill 41, injure 122

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July 26

PARACHINAR: At least 39 people were killed and 122 injured in two bomb explosions in the central market in the Shia dominated town of Parachinar, Kurram Agency.

                                           

Two bombs planted in motorbikes were reportedly detonated in the Shingak Bazaar and one near Zahran vehicle stand, killing at least eight people on the spot and injured more than 122.

The first explosion took place near a mosque in main market of Parachinar.Someone said some eye witnesses suggested that the first blast was a suicide blast.

Residents from the nearby crowded markets rushed to shift the injured to the Parachinar headquarters hospital, where two of the injured succumbed to injuries. An emergency was declared in hospital.

 

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Blasts near ISI office leave 4 dead, 40 injured in Pakistan's Sukker

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July 24

SUKKUR: Five suicide bombers stormed a regional headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), killing at least two people and injuring 35 others in Barrage Colony, shortly after Iftar here on Wednesday, offcial sources said.

                                     

A bomb and gun attack on the offices of the Pakistani intelligence agency in the southern town of Sukkur on Wednesday killed four people and wounded at least 40, police officials said, in a brazen challenge to the country's powerful military.




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