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Three Levies men killed in Quetta shooting

Three Levies personnel were killed when armed men on a motorcycle attacked their vehicle at Kalli Bangalzai in Quetta. Police said the attackers opened fire at the Levies vehicle and then escaped. Two of the victims, Habibullah and Najeebullah, were brothers. Anwar Ali was the third. The bodies were sent to Civil Hospital Quetta for…

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Two miners killed as coalmine collapses in Balochistan

Two miners were killed when a coalmine collapsed in the suburbs of Quetta on Sunday morning. The Sanjdi coalmine caved in after an explosion took place. The bodies of two workers have been recovered whereas another was saved in the rescue operation. The search of the fourth worker is underway. At least 23 coal miners…

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Shootout leaves four dead in Quetta

A shootout in Quetta city on Sunday evening left two police officers and two militants dead, officials said. The incident occurred around sunset when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire, killing two traffic police. Officers on patrol nearby heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene. “They engaged the attackers in firing and killed…

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Shopkeeper gunned down in Quetta

Unidentified armed men shot dead a shopkeeper at Jatak Stop area of Quetta on Tuesday. According to police, the victim was identified as Mirza Khan, a resident of Kuchlak. The police said the unidentified men opened fire at the shopkeeper when he was in his shop and fled away after the attack. The shopkeeper he…

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CTD busts bomb factory in Quetta

The Counter Terrorism Department of Quetta discovered a bomb-making factory in a raid on Monday. The anti-terror squad carried out an intelligence-based operation at a house in Kalli Barat. Law enforcers seized more than 200 kilogrammes of explosives, three suicide jackets, two homemade explosives, four hand grenades and bomb-making equipment. Quetta DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema…

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JUI cleric gunned down in Quetta

A religious scholar affiliated with the JUI was gunned down by unidentified persons at Arif Street on Sariab Road, the police said on Saturday. The victim, Maulana Habibullah, was the prayer leader of Bilal Mosque and a local leader of JUI. The police said the unidentified assailants targeted Habibullah when he was coming out of…

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Alert patrol officer saves Quetta FC centre

The guards were on duty at iftari. The attackers thought they were lax. But little did they know that assistant patrolling officer Mohammad Idrees of the Quetta Motorway Police was sharp and alert. Five suspected suicide bombers tried to enter the Frontier Corps Madadgar Centre in an explosives and ammunition laden vehicle. Mohammad Idrees intercepted…

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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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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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Fully determined to render sacrifices for motherland’s defence: Gen Bajwa

Army chief General Qamar paid glittering tribute to Colonel Sohail Abid who was martyred on Wednesday night in an operation in Quetta. General Bajwa met the family members of Col Sohail Abid and attended his funeral prayers in Vehari. “When a soldier sacrifices his life I lose part flesh of my body, that night is…

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SC orders govt to compensate Quetta church blast victims

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to compensate the victims of Quetta church blast victims. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the suo-motu notice on the matter. A representative of the Christian community, in the hearing, informed the court that Rs 7.2…

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News from Balochistan

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Jam Kamal elected BAP president unopposed Daily Jang, Quetta Jam Kamal and Manzoor Kakar have been elected president and general secretary of the newly formed Balochistan Awami Party. Both were elected unopposed as no one had filed nomination papers against them in the…

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Killers of Hazaras are holding rallies, says CJP

The killers of Hazaras are holding rallies in the country, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. He initiated suo motu action on May 2 regarding the frequent targeted attacks against the community. In April, the Hazara people staged sit-ins, with one lawyer, Jalila Haider, going on hunger strike. They ended their protests after army chief Gen…

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Bilawal holds Nisar responsible for non-implementation of NAP

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has held former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar responsible for non-implementation of National Action Plan. It sends a wrong message when an interior minister meets the leader of an outlawed organization, Bilawal said, referring to Nisar’s meeting with ASWJ leader Moulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi. The PPP chairman said NAP has not been…

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News from Balochistan

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. We can’t leave Balochistan at the mercy of terrorists: CM Quddus Bizenjo Daily Intekhab, Hub, Quetta Statement made at a national security workshop in Quetta. “Enemies want to weaken Balochistan from all sides. There is a lot of terrorist activity from Afghanistan.” 2….

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Blast hits rail track in Dasht near Quetta

A powerful blast damaged a part of railway track in Balochistan area of Dasht on Thursday. No loss of life was reported in the IED blast.  The terror activity took place in Tera Mill area of Dasht near Quetta. The train service has been suspended after the blast destroyed a two-foot part of the railway…

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Suspected LeJ commander arrested in Quetta

The CTD arrested a commander of banned outfit in a raid conducted near Mian Ghundi area of Quetta. Hafiz Muhammad Ismail, a commander of outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was arrested from his resident, DIG CTD Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya said on Wednesday. Arms and ammunition, including a Kalashnikov, a magazine, a hand grenade and 150 kilograms of explosive…

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Pak-Afghan border fencing to help check terrorists’ movement: COAS

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the work of iron fencing at Punj Pai border in Baluchistan on Tuesday.  According to ISPR, speaking on the occasion, Army Chief said that the border fencing will help prevent the incidents of cross border terrorism. He said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices to restore peace in the…

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Terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity: Army chief

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Quetta on Monday and addressed the participants of Second National Security Workshop Balochistan organized by Southern Command in collaboration with provincial government. The two-week long workshop was aimed at creating understanding about critical national security issues, capacity building for timely decision making and enabling the…

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Balochistan: Death toll in coal mine incidents reaches 23

Quetta: Twenty-three people were killed and 11 wounded after gas explosions tore through two neighbouring coal mines in Balochistan, officials said Sunday. Shortly before midday on Saturday, a build-up of methane caused an explosion and tunnel collapse at a mine in Marwaarh, east of Quetta. Jawaid Shahwani, the top government official in Quetta, said 16…

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Our rescue force is good for body count alone: miners union

A day after 23 coal miners lost their lives in two deadly explosions in Quetta, the miners’ union took to the streets. They demanded that miners be inducted in the rescue force. “Our existing rescue force is good for body count alone,” said the president of the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation, Sultan Muhammad. “Miners…

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