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6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

YANGON, MYANMAR: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive…

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December 14, 2017


Two cops killed while defusing bomb in Quetta

QUETTA: Two police officiers were killed and nine others were wounded when a bomb they were trying to defuse went off here on Monday. According to police, members of bomb disposal squad were called in to defuse a bomb, which was placed near Karachi Stop on Sariab Road. The bomb, however, exploded, leaving two personnel…

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February 13, 2017


Armed man holds his own kids hostage in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Brandishing firearm menacingly, a mentally deranged man held his own children hostage this afternoon as a passer-by was wounded in sporadic firing by him. After holding his two children hostage, the mentally unsettled man has resorted to aerial firing sporadically, leaving a man wounded in Hyderabad area of Qasimabad. One of the local people…

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November 19, 2016


‘Click-click-click’ then 15 seconds of terror on French train

ARRAS: Amy and her husband Joe were sitting quietly on the Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train Friday evening when the window behind her was shattered by a bullet, showering her with glass. Another passenger, Damien, was reading a magazine when he heard what he described as a “click-click-click”. “I thought it was a toy,” the still-shocked 35-year-old…

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August 22, 2015


Gunshots fired at MQM election camp in Dastagir, Karachi

KARACHI: An election camp of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) located in Karachi area of Dastagir was attacked with gunshots moments after midnight, SAMAA reported on Sunday. The unidentified armed attacker opened reckless firing at MQM’s electoral camp located in Dastagir-9 and fled away after the people stampeded in chaos. According to police, no loss of…

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April 11, 2015


Brave girls frightened at gunshot sound

The female students of Government College University, Lahore spent a day at Pakistan Army’s Fire Unit. They clutched at their hearts as the gunshots were fired. 

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October 2, 2014


Israel fires back at Syria after gunshots at its troops

JERUSALEM: Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier on Tuesday in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.A statement said a military vehicle was damaged by shots fired from Syria but that there were no injuries. It said that soldiers “returned precise fire”.Gunfire incidents…

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May 21, 2013


Quran desecration: gunshots fired at protesters in Kabul

KABUL: At least 11 people were wounded when shots were fired into a crowd of anti-US demonstrators trying to march on the centre of the capital Kabul Wednesday, an official said.”All are suffering from bullet wounds and were injured during the protests,” a health ministry official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “Two of them…

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February 22, 2012


Taseer receives 27 gunshots injuries: report

Staff reportISLAMABAD: Punjab Governor Salman Taseer received at least 27 gunshot bullets on his body, according to initial post mortem report.His body was transported to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for detailed post mortem. According to Dr Iftikhar Nadir, at least 26 bullet wounds were found on Taseer’s body.Post mortem report said his heart…

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January 4, 2011


Protests erupt, gunshots heard after Honduras coup

TEGUCIGALPA: Gunshots were heard near the presidential palace in Honduras late on Sunday as protests erupted after the country's army ousted and exiled leftist President Manuel Zelaya in Central America's first military coup since the Cold War. Hundreds of pro-Zelaya protesters, some of them masked and wielding sticks, set up barricades in the center of…

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June 29, 2009