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Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

Lahore - At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan's Lahore Thursday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in Islamist violence.

Seven die at Pakistan court as three suicide bombers attack

Tangi - At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping.

Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after blast in Sufi shrine

Sehwan - Pakistani forces said Friday they had killed more than 100 "terrorists" after 88 people died in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Sufi shrine which stoked fears of a fresh surge in militancy.

Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistan shrine

Sehwan - At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials said, after a series of attacks which have shaken optimism over recent improvements in security.

Pakistan Sufi shrine bombing kills up to 35

Karachi - A bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan Thursday, killing up to 35 people and wounding 60, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks to strike the insurgency-wracked country this week.

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

Peshawar - A series of suicide attacks killed six in Pakistan on Wednesday, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts this week.

Pakistan mourns Lahore victims of Taliban attack

Lahore - Pakistanis Tuesday mourned the victims of a Taliban-claimed suicide bomb in Lahore which killed more than a dozen people as the city's residents railed at the government for failing to protect them.

Blast kills at least 13, injures 82 in Pakistan's Lahore

Lahore - At least 13 people were killed and 82 injured when an apparent Taliban suicide blast ripped through a protest in Lahore on Monday, Pakistani officials said, shattering the city's growing sense of security.

Pakistan thanks India after Kashmiri boy reunited with mother

Muzaffarabad - Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a five-year-old boy who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago was reunited with his Pakistani mother.

Islamists protest after Pakistan holds Mumbai attacks suspect

Lahore - A militant group held protests in Pakistan's major cities Tuesday after its leader, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was put under house arrest following years of foreign pressure.

Pakistan cracks down on group linked to Mumbai attacks

Lahore - Pakistan's police have placed a firebrand cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks under house arrest, an AFP reporter saw late Monday, after the government issued a directive following years of pressure to act.

Freed Pakistani bloggers go abroad for safety: relatives

Islamabad - Two Pakistani bloggers who vanished earlier this month have left the country fearing for their safety, relatives told AFP on Monday, following a virulent media campaign painting them as blasphemers.

Pakistani female MP threatens to self-immolate after harassment

Karachi - A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced.

Toll from Pakistan market bombing rises to 24: officials

Peshawar - The death toll from a bomb blast at a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt has risen to 24, officials said Sunday.

Pakistan market bomb kills 20, wounds 40: officials

Peshawar - A bomb exploded at a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal 20belt, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said.

Families of Pakistan missing bloggers deny blasphemy charges

Islamabad - The families of two missing Pakistani bloggers claimed their loved ones were innocent on Wednesday after a virulent social media campaign painted the activists as blasphemers deserving execution under the country's draconian laws.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo

President Barack Obama leaves behind a criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo Bay. This isn't hyperbole, it's legal fact, as what follows will amply demonstrate.

Fifth Pakistani social media activist reported missing

Islamabad - A fifth Pakistani rights activist has gone missing, his colleagues said Thursday, as the United Nations raised concerns over shrinking freedoms for campaigners.

Death toll from Pakistan toxic liquor incident rises to 39

Islamabad - Thirty-nine people have now died after drinking home-made liquor mixed with aftershave on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan, officials said Friday, including two out of the four suspects accused of creating the toxic brew.

Pakistan nabs suspects after 34 killed by toxic liquour

Islamabad - Pakistani police on Wednesday caught three men accused of preparing home-made liquor mixed with aftershave that killed 34 people including a fourth suspect after they consumed the toxic brew on Christmas Eve.
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