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D.C. must provide answers on the unprovoked killing of Javed BhuttoThe Post's View (Opinion) Nov 10, 2019

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JAVED BHUTTO was shot and killed March 1 as he unloaded groceries from the trunk of his car in the parking lot of his condo complex in Southeast Washington. His alleged killer was his neighbor, a man who had killed someone else in another unprovoked shooting but had been found not guilty by reason of insanity, and was released after …

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No sane reason Hilman Jordan was let out of a D.C. mental hospital 17 years after shooting a man. Now he’s accused of killing again. By Paul M. Duggan The Washington Post (Sept 4, 2019)

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Javed Bhutto, a caregiver to mentally disabled adults, got home from work about 11 that morning with bags of groceries in his Toyota Corolla. After his overnight shift at a residential facility, he had stopped in a supermarket with a list from his wife. In the parking lot of the small condo complex where the couple lived, he stepped out …

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Pakistani philosopher killed by suspect with history of violence, mental illnessBy Dick Uliano WTOP March 2019

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The Southeast D.C. man charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of his neighbor, Jawaid Bhutto, 64 — prominent Pakistani philosopher and scholar — was found not guilty by reason of insanity for a previous homicide in 1998. Court documents reveal that Hilman Jordan, 45, who is currently being held without bond for the murder of Bhutto, was indicted by …

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Situationer: The killing fieldsMuhammad Akbar Notezai Dawn Newspaper July 18, 2018

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IN the heart of Mastung city, the Shaheed Nauroz Football Stadium is located on a huge, walled tract of land. This was where, in 2011, the All Pakistan Football Tournament was held. Siraj Raisani, younger brother of then chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, was invited as the chief guest to the final. At the time, Baloch separatists held sway in …

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Taliban Opponent in Pakistan Killed by Bomb as He Campaigns By Ismail Khan and Salman Masood The New York Times (July 10, 2018)

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A candidate from a political party opposed to the Taliban was killed in a suicide bombing late Tuesday as he campaigned in northwestern Pakistan, just weeks before the country goes to the polls. At least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded, several of them critically, police and hospital officials said. The death toll was expected …

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‘May God Kill Your Own Son’: Bomb Rips Families Apart in KabulBy FATIMA FAIZI and ROD NORDLAND MARCH 21, 2018 (The New York Times)

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd celebrating the Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, killing 31 and leaving desperate family members searching among bodies and body parts for their loved ones’ remains. The victims were strewn around the courtyard in front of the Ali Abad Hospital in Kabul, where relatives preparing for burials …

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Body of MQM leader Dr Hasan Arif found in a car in KarachiDawn Newspaper

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Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, MQM-London’s deputy convener, was found dead in a car in Karachi’s Ilyas Goth area on Sunday, police said. “The body of Hassan Zafar Arif, son of Maqbool Hassan, 70-72-years-old, was found from car number ANC-016, Lancer silver at Ilyas Goth,” station house officer at Ibrahim Hyderi police station confirmed. “The body was shifted to Jinnah …

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Benazir Bhutto assassination: How Pakistan covered up killingBy Owen Bennett Jones BBC News (Dec 27, 2017)

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Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan works than it has about who actually ordered her death. Bhutto was murdered on 27 December 2007 by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal. She had just finished an election rally in Rawalpindi when he approached …

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Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers By SALMAN MASOOD DEC. 17, 2017 (The New York Times)

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two suicide bombers attacked a church packed with worshipers on Sunday in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least nine people and injuring at least 35 others, several critically, officials said. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan Province, in the country’s southwest. The group’s Amaq …

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From Trauma to Inspiration- Three years later APS survivor ready to change the worldSidra Khan (The News International) Dec 16, 2017

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Three years after the Army Public School Peshawar attack that claimed life of 144 students, the world might have moved on but not the families and victims of the massacre. Labelled as the bloodiest attack in the country’s history, it is hard to imagine the struggle of the victims despite moving three years down the memory. On the night of …

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Turbat massacre victims were close friends, took selfie in QuettaDawn Newspaper (November 19, 2017)

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All five young men whose bodies were found dumped in Turbat on Saturday were close friends and belonged to Punjab’s Gujrat district. According to Express News, the bodies of all the victims were shifted from Karachi to Lahore through a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight. The victims’ relatives and CCPO received the bodies at the Allama Iqbal International airport where …

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A Mass Shooting in Texas and False Arguments Against Gun ControlBy Adam Gopnik The New Yorker (November 6, 2017)

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The recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, raises familiar questions—and myths—about guns in America. Hey, good morning. The Giants looked terrible, didn’t they? One more Russian connection turned up in the Trump Cabinet—Oh, what’s that? A gun massacre in Texas? Oh, was it a terrorist attack? How many dead? Twenty, they’re saying! Now it’s more than …

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8 Dead as Truck Careens Down Bike Path in Manhattan in Terror AttackBy BENJAMIN MUELLER, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM & AL BAKER nytimes.com

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New York, Oct 31: A driver plowed a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot by a police officer in what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001. The rampage ended when the motorist — …

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20 killed in suicide bombing targeting shrine in Jhal Magsi, BalochistanSyed Ali Shah (October 05, 2017) Dawn Newspaper

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At least 20 people, including a police constable, were killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide bombing on Thursday at Dargah Pir Rakhel Shah in Fatehpur, a small town in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, DawnNews reported. District Chairman Jhal Magsi, Aurangzaib Magsi confirmed the death toll late in the night. The deputy commissioner of Jhal Magsi …

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‘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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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