Terrorism

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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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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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