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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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At least 37 dead in car bombings at Benghazi mosque

Benghazi : At least 37 people died and scores were wounded after two car bombings outside a mosque frequented by jihadist opponents in Libya’s second city Benghazi, medical officials said Wednesday.  The attack after evening prayers on Tuesday underlined the continued chaos in Libya, which has been wracked by violence and divisions since dictator Moamer…

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Two customs officers killed in Mali ‘jihadist’ attack

Bamako:Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro, security sources told AFP on Wednesday. “Two customs officers were killed, a terrorist too,” according to one source. The attackers arrived in Toubakoro, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Bamako, on…

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Gunmen attack Save the Children office in east Afghanistan

NEWS DESK: Gunmen blasted their way into Save the Children’s office in Afghanistan’s restive east on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said, killing at least two people and wounding 14 others, in the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country, reported AFP. After blowing up a car outside the British charity’s compound…

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TV actor attacked with swords

Indian TV actor Vivek Dahiya was reportedly attacked by drunk men with swords while shooting for his upcoming horror show, a media report said. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein fame actor was shooting around 2 AM at an outdoor location when the incident took place. Vivek Dahiya confirmed the news to TellyChakkar and said, “Yes sadly we…

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Two army officials martyred in North Waziristan attack

MIRANSHAH: In North Waziristan Agency, 2nd Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat of Pakistan Army were martyred in a terrorist attack on Tuesday morning. According to ISPR, the terrorists fired on army vehicle from surrounding mountains in North Waziristan Agency bordering Afghanistan. Resultantly, an officer 2nd Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat embraced martyrdom. “Freedom…

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Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven attends a news conference at Rosenbad, the Swedish government headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden July 27, 2017. TT News Agency/Erik Simander via REUTERS/Files STOCKHOLM: Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said, reported Reuters. There were…

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Here are the students who were martyred in the Peshawar directorate attack

  NEWS DESK: In what was the deadliest attack on an educational institute in Peshawar since the APS massacre of 2014, terrorists took the lives of eight innocent students along with another person on Friday. Students of the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road in Peshawar described the attack as a horrifying ordeal. Security forces…

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Live Updates: Gunmen attack Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar; nine killed

PESHAWAR: Gunmen stormed Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar early morning, killing at least nine people, most of them students, and injuring 32 others, Samaa reported Friday. According to our correspondent, the terrorists entered Directorate General Agriculture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and then moved to the hostel of Agriculture Training Institute where, according to officials, 40 students…

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Gunmen kill two in Islamabad Imambargah attack

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of Imambargah in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer and a former Advocate General at the scene. According to police, three or four attackers on two bikes shot at people who were leaving after evening prayers in Bab-ul-Ilm Imambargah locate at I-8 area…

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