‘I’m going to die’: Gunman in high rise kills at least 59 in Las VegasSally Ho and Regina Garcia Cano (Oct 1, 2017) Associated Press


The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn’t understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean bolted off the stage. “That’s gunshots,” a man could be heard saying emphatically on a cellphone video in the nearly half-minute of silence and confusion that followed. A …

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ISIS Claims Suicide Bombing That Killed at Least 15 in PakistanBy Salman Masood New York Times (Aug 13, 2017)


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a military truck near a busy bus station in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 15 people, including eight soldiers, and wounding at least 40 others, military officials said on Sunday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province in …

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On his 71st birthday, Trump expected a quiet morning and woke up to a shootingTribune Washington Bureau Brian Bennett


WASHINGTON, June 14 — It was supposed to be a quiet morning at the White House as President Donald Trump marked his 71st birthday, with nothing on his public schedule until the late afternoon. But that was shattered by early reports that a shooter had opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staff at a baseball practice across the Potomac River …

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‘Grave concern’ over Chinese teachers reportedly killed by ISIS in PakistanBy Katie Hunt, Sophia Saifi and Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN


China has expressed “grave concern” over reports that ISIS has killed two Chinese teachers kidnapped in Pakistan. The man and woman, said by Chinese media to be a couple, were kidnapped by armed men on May 24 from the city of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, on May 24 on their way to teach a Chinese language class, …

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London terror attack: UK wakes up to another day of mourningBy Steve George, CNN

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London, June 4: The death toll has risen to seven with a further 48 injured following last night’s terror attack in central London, the second major act of terrorism to strike the United Kingdom in less than two weeks. The attack began late Saturday night, when a white van swerved into crowds of pedestrians on London Bridge, leaving bodies lying …

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Huge Bombing in Kabul Is One of Afghan War’s WorstBy MUJIB MASHAL and FAHIM ABED MAY 31, 2017


KABUL, Afghanistan — A truck bombing near the Afghan presidential palace early Wednesday killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds, officials said. The death toll seemed certain to rise, and the attack appeared to be one of the bloodiest of the long Afghan war . The huge blast during the morning rush hour caused panic in much of central …

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Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber – what we know about himThe Telegraph (Martin Evans Victoria Ward Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent Hayley Dixon)


Manchester, UK May 23: The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had made trips to Libya, Downing Street said last night, as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic State in his parents’ homeland. Salman Abedi, 22, who was reportedly known to the security services, is thought to have returned from Libya as recently as this week. A school friend …

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10 labourers killed in Gwadar as unidentified assailants open fire at construction siteAFP | Reuters | Syed Ali Shah (May 13, 2017)


At least 10 labourers were killed in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on Saturday as unidentified assailants opened fire at the construction site where they were working, Levies sources said. Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on a group of labourers working at a road in Gwadar’s Pishgan area, killing eight of them on the spot, Levies sources confirmed. Key updates …

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Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan’s Balochistan. Explosion hits convoy of Senate deputy chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haideri south of Quetta.By Asad Hashim Al Jazeera


Islamabad, May 12 – A bomb explosion targeting a senior politician in southwestern Pakistan has killed at least 25 people and wounded 37 others, medical officials say. The blast took place in the town of Mastung, about 50km south of Balochistan provincial capital Quetta, shortly after the end of Friday prayers, according to a government spokesman. Senate Deputy Chairman Abdul …

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Four dead, at least 20 injured in UK parliament “terrorist” attackBy Toby Melville and William James (Reuters)


LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack.” The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while the other two victims were among …

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ISIS Hates Our Saint Because He Belongs to EveryoneBy FATIMA BHUTTO FEB. 23, 2017 The New York Times

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LONDON — Last Thursday a suicide bomber affiliated with the so-called Islamic State attacked Sehwan Sharif, one of the most revered Sufi shrines, in the southern Sindh Province of Pakistan, killing more than 80 people, including 24 children, and wounding more than 250. Why the terrorists hate Sehwan is why we love it. The saint and his shrine at Sehwan …

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Kabul ready to talk intelligence cooperation with Pakistan ‘at any level’: Afghan officialBy Tahir Khan The Express Tribune (Feb 21, 2017)

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KABUL, Feb 21: Afghanistan is ready to hold dialogue with Pakistan for intelligence cooperation at ‘any level’, an Afghan security official has told members of the Pak-Afghan track-II dialogue in Kabul. The Afghan official, speaking informally and off-the-record, said senior security officials of the two countries had planned a ‘interaction’ but three major attacks in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand on …

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Trainer of suicide bombers killed in artillery shelling by Pakistan armyThe Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD, Feb 18: Nearly a dozen training camps and hideouts of terrorist groups have been destroyed and over a dozen terrorists – including a top trainer of suicide bombers – have been killed in two days of artillery shelling by Pakistan’s military, Afghan sources confirmed on Saturday. The confirmation came hours after Kabul summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to lodge a protest …

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Civilian Institutions Need to be Strengthened for Intel Gathering & ProsecutionHRCP URGES IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ACTION PLAN AFTER SEHWAN ATTACK

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Lahore, February 17: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is saddened and greatly …

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Islamic State blast at famed Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills at least 73By Pamela Constable & Nisar Mehdi The Washington Post

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 73 people were reported killed and up to several hundred wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber struck inside a famous Sufi shrine in southeastern Pakistan while devotees were performing a weekly ritual dance, police and medical officials said. The Islamic State, a Middle East-based militant group with allied outfits in Pakistan and Afghanistan, asserted responsibility …

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Taliban suicide bomber strikes Pakistan rally, killing 13By Zaheer Babar, Associated Press


A suicide bomber struck police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast ripped through the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. Six police officers, …

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TTP claims responsibility for Parachinar attackThe Nation


PARACHINAR, Jan 21: Around 21 people have been killed and over 50 are injured in a powerful explosion that ripped through a crowded marketplace in Parachinar Kurram tribal agency, according to officials. Kurram Agency’s political administration has confirmed the death toll and said the injured were shifted to the agency headquarters hospital. There is shortage of doctors and medical facilities …

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Attacks Kill Dozens Around AfghanistanBy Habib Khan Totakhil and Ehsanullah Amiri The Wall Street Journal


KABUL, Jan 10 —Attacks in three major Afghan cities highlighted the worsening security situation in the country, as blasts killed more than 45 people on Tuesday and wounded close to 100 others, including members of a delegation led by the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates. Kandahar’s provincial governor, Humayun Azizihad, had been meeting with the U.A.E. ambassador to Afghanistan, …

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Suspected Fort Lauderdale shooter portrayed as troubled Army vet Patricia Mazzei, Nicholas Nehamas, Carol Rosenberg & Jay Weaver (Miami Herald)

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The man suspected of shooting 13 people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing five and injuring eight, is a former U.S. Army combat engineer who flew to South Florida from Alaska — where he had received mental-health treatment after disclosing he felt forced to fight for the terrorist group ISIS. Federal investigators believe Esteban Santiago, 26, landed …

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Nearly 40 Killed in New Year’s Terrorist Attack in IstanbulBy Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall (Reuters)


ISTANBUL, Jan 1 – A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over …

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