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Bilour’s widow refuses compensation, says his cause was greater than money

The widow of Haroon Bilour returned the Rs0.5 million compensation cheque issued to her by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. She said her husband sacrificed his life for a far greater cause than money. The provincial government has issued a compensation cheque of Rs0.5 million to Bilour’s heirs. He was killed in a suicide bomb blast…

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Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion outside the…

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What Lyari did not forget: Sticks and stones for Bilawal

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari rolled into Lyari on Sunday thinking he would be welcomed like Benazir’s son. And indeed some party workers had rose garlands ready but so were the sticks and stones that came hurtling through the air as his vehicle was attacked.  It was a PR disaster that could have been averted had the PPP taken…

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Afghan Sikhs and Hindus grieve after 19 killed in suicide attack

Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan’s minority Sikh and Hindu communities on Monday as they prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicide attack. At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus waiting…

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Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least seven: officials

An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani’s spokesperson confirmed the president was still in…

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Attack on interior ministry in Kabul over, militants killed

A gun and bomb attack on the interior ministy in Kabul is over with all the attackers killed, the Afghan capital’s police chief said, more than an hour after the militants launched their assault. “The fighting is over, the attackers have all been killed by security forces between the first and second security perimeter,” Kabul…

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FC centre attacked in Quetta, five terrorists killed

At least four security personnel were injured in a terrorist attack at FC Madadgar Center on Quetta’s Airport Road on Thursday. Five terrorists, including two suicide bombers were killed by security forces after the FC center was attacked. Three explosions were also heard from inside the FC center. Home Minister Balochistan, Sarfaraz Bugti, told Samaa…

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CCTV footage captures attack on PML-N office in Lyari

SAMAA TV has obtained a CCTV footage of an attack on PML-N office in Karachi’s Lyari area. PML-N’s Aqil Rahmani and two other workers were injured in the attack on May 10.

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Gun attack on minister deepens political divisions as Pakistan nears elections

An assassination attempt on a minister has deepened divisions ahead of Pakistan’s coming elections, with an Islamist party denying involvement and an opposition figure blaming it on fiery rhetoric by the ousted premier. A gunman on Sunday shot interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and ally of…

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Van hits multiple pedestrians in Toronto: police

TORONTO: A white van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto’s northern suburbs on Monday and police have taken the driver into custody, police said on Twitter. Police in Canada’s largest city initially said eight to 10 people had been injured but later said it was unclear exactly how many had been hurt…

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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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Two soldiers martyred in attack at Afghanistan border

PARACHINAR: Two Pakistani soldiers were martyred in cross-border fire from Afghanistan while working on a fence intended to cover nearly the entire disputed 2,500km border separating the countries, the Pakistan Army said Sunday. According to ISPR, the troops were carrying out routine surveillance in Kurram Agency for plugging of gaps and making necessary preparations to…

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Syria chemical attack ‘staged’ with help of foreign secret service: Russia

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Moscow had “irrefutable” evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service. “We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at…

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Father of Orlando shooter was fund-raising for attack against Pakistan, suggests FBI

Omar Mateen, the man who carried out the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016. PHOTO: FILE The father of Omar Mateen, the man who carried out the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016, was engaged in fund-raising for an attack against Pakistan, suggested FBI According to an AFP report, Seddique Mateen was a long-time informant for the…

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Two victims in French supermarket hostage-taking: mayor

PARIS: There are two victims in a hostage taking at a supermarket in Trebes southern France, the mayor of the town said on Friday as La Depeche du midi newspaper reported one person was dead. The condition of the two victims was not immediately known. Mayor Eric Ménassi told BFM TV that the hostage taker…

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Mohmand Agency polio workers attacked

PHOTO: FILE During a post campaign monitoring exercise, a team working in Aman Ghundai Qandahari area Tehsil Safi was intercepted by gunmen. The team consisted of seven individuals. According to one member, he and the other driver were set free while two workers were shot. Three staffers were rescued. A search operation is in progress….

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At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base

ADEN: At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said, reported Reuters. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility…

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Four sisters injured in Sialkot acid attack

SIALKOT: Four sisters were wounded on Thursday when unidentified persons threw acid on them in the jurisdiction of Muradpur Police Station, rescuers said. According to police and Rescue 1122, unidentified assailants barged into the house of the victims and threw acid on them. As a result, Afshan (20) suffered critical injuries while Amina (8), Jannat…

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Eiffel Tower to go dark after Kabul bombing

Paris :The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. “Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go out in hommage to the victims of the horrific attack that struck Kabul,” Hidalgo said. “The…

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Five killed in bomb attack on Colombia police station

At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a remote controlled bomb at a station in the northern city of Barranquilla, officials said. The attack was one of the deadliest on security personnel in recent years, in one of Colombia’s most important cities. It comes as…

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