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Two coal miners die in Balochistan

Two coal miners died of suffocation in a coal mine in Balochistan’s Much tehsil, SAMAA TV reported Sunday. The incident occurred in a coal mine of a local company in Bolan district. The workers were digging 300 feet deep when they fainted due to suffocation. The worker died due to the lack of oxygen, Inspector…

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Two sisters shot at, injured in Quetta

Two young women were shot at and injured by unknown attackers in Quetta, SAMAA TV reported on Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred in Quetta’s Bukhari Town within the limits of Shalkot police station. “Unknown gunmen fired at Nadia and Shaista. They were critically injured and rushed to civil hospital,” SHO Shalkot, Qadir Qambrani,…

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Party position in Balochistan

After July 25 general elections in Balochistan, all major political parties of the previous tenure were wiped out as Balochistan Awami Party emerged as single largest party with 14 seats, followed by MMA with 9 seats.

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In pictures: Balochistan votes despite risks of terrorism

These photos are from people lining up in Dera Bugti and Gwadar (the women) in Balochistan. There was a bomb blast earlier in the morning in Quetta. Thirty-two people were killed and 31 people were injured.

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31 killed in Quetta blast, but Balochistan voters still bravely head to polls

A bomb has gone off in Quetta, killing 31 people and injuring 32 others. The numbers are climbing but people still turned out to vote. One of the deceased is a police official. It took place in Bhoosa Mandi. It is said to be a suicide bomber, who came on foot. He was said to…

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Balochistan: 20 injured as blast hits BAP election office

More than 20 people were injured on Sunday in a grenade attack on the Balochistan Awami Party’s election office in Balochistan. The blast is the latest in a number of attacks targeting politicians campaigning ahead of July 25 general elections in Pakistan. Unknown attackers threw hang grenades near the party’s office in Dalbandin city of…

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Death toll in Mastung blast rises to 129

At least 129 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were killed in an apparent suicide attack near a corner meeting of the BAP in Mastung. According to senior provincial official Saeed Jamali, the bomb was detonated in the middle of a compound where a political meeting was taking place. Another senior official, Qaim…

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Kids at this Quetta school play around a high-voltage transformer

Around 300 students at the Government Girls Model School are risking their lives every day to receive an education. There is an electric transformer in the middle of the school and live wires surrounding it, all of which pose a major threat to the young students. The 50KV transformer has exploded three times in the…

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The MMA wants all four provincial governors replaced

The Muttahida Majlis -e-Amal held a press conference on Wednesday in Quetta where it said that incidents that occurred during the 2013 elections seem to be springing up again but the MMA is not one to cower. Speaking at the press conference, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam General Secretary Maulana Ghafoor Haidery, former senator Hafiz Hamdullah and other…

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Hazara community rallies to tribute martyred colonel, ATF officer

Members of the Hazara community rallied in Quetta to pay respects to Colonel Sohail Abid and ATF personnel Sanaullah who embraced martyrdom during operations on Wednesday. The rally was taken out from Alamdar Road. The participants said that the terrorists will not be successful in lowering the morale of the nation through their activities. Daud…

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6 policemen killed, 14 security personnel injured in Quetta bombings

QUETTA: At least six policemen were killed and several others, including eight FC personnel, were wounded in separate suicide blasts in Quetta on Tuesday. In the first attack, eight members of paramilitary FC were wounded when two suicide bombers struck their check-post in Mian Ghundi area. Minutes later, a suicide bomber hit a police van…

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Two Christians killed in Quetta firing

QUETTA: Two Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting in Quetta Sunday. It was the second such attack on Christians in Quetta this month. Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a group of Christians in Quetta’s Esa Nagri neighbourhood, injuring at least five people, police said. The injured were taken to Bolan Medical Complex…

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