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Eight killed in election violence in Ivory Coast

Eight killed in election violence in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: Gunmen shot dead at least eight people in an attack on supporters of Ivory Coast presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara amid tensions over delayed vote results, witnesses told AFP on Thursday.
Violence erupted as Ouattara and President Laurent Gbagbo were locked in a stand-off over results of the hotly contested presidential vote, following pre-election violence that left at least another seven people dead. Witnesses in the western Yopougon district of Abidjan, a

5 Balochs, 2 FC men killed in 9-hour fight

QUETTA: Five Baloch youths and three personnel of paramilitary forces were killed, while another nine were injured in separate incidents of violence in Balochistan’s Turbat and Kalat districts on Wednesday.
In the first incident in Turbat, the Frontier Corps lay siege to the house of Mir Ayub Gitchki, a central leader of the Balochistan National Party, after receiving a tip-off that wanted commander of Baloch Liberation Front, Mir Abbass Jan Gitchki, was in the house.

Three killed in Ivory Coast poll violence: UN

ABIDJAN: Violence in western Ivory Coast during Sunday’s second round of presidential elections has killed three people, the UN envoy to the divided west African country, Youn-jin Choi, said Monday.
The previous toll, given on Sunday by the government, was two dead, and the authorities blamed Dozo traditional hunters.
“We have confirmed three deaths yesterday in the west,” Choi told a press conference, without giving details of “this violence, these troubles,” which he said

Bihari Qaumi Movement chief killed in Karachi

KARACHI: Aftab Malik, founder and chief of the Bihari Qaumi Movement (BQM), was shot dead on Friday in the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar police station in Orangi Town, Karachi, police said.
An official of Pakistan Bazaar police station said that unidentified, armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire on Malik near his house in Orangi Town. As a result, Aftab and two other passers-by received bullets wounds.
The three people were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital

Demonstrator killed as Christians clash with Egytian police

CAIRO: One demonstrator was killed and dozens injured on Wednesday as Christian protesters clashed with Egyptian police over the denial of permission for a new church, a security official said.
The clashes came amid mounting sectarian tensions in the Arab world’s most populous nation after Muslims set fire to homes owned by the family of a Christian man rumoured to have flirted with a Muslim girl in the south.
A security official told AFP that a young male demonstrator was

10 women among 14 killed in Buner roof collapse

BUNER: At least 14 people, including 10 women and a child, were killed and over 40 were injured when the roof of a dilapidated house collapsed in Jorre area of Buner district on Tuesday.
Per details, the roof collapsed in the morning, when villagers were present in the house to condole the death of a member of the family living in the house.
More than 50 people were in the house, of which a majority was sitting on the roof when it caved in.
The bodies and injured were

5 Punjabis killed in Balochistan

QUETTA: Five Punjabi speaking people were killed and another two injured in Mund Bolo town of Balochistan on Sunday.
The town lies close to the border town with Iran, around 650 kilometers west of Quetta. The Ill-fated group of labourers had returned from Iran and was waiting in the office of a transport company when they were attacked.
The men belonging to Lahore and Faisalabad were waiting for a Karachi-bound bus. “These people had just entered Pakistan from Iran and were

Seven militants killed in Swat

MINGORA/WANA: At least seven militants were killed and a soldier of the security forces was injured in clashes in scattered areas of Swat’s Matta tehsil on Sunday.
The clashes between the security forces and militants started late on Saturday and continued until Sunday noon in Shughdara, Arkot and Rorengar villages. The militants killed in the clashes were identified as Ghafoor Khan, Naseebullah, Muhammad Ali, Ibrahim, Inayatullah, Jamal and Azeem.
Officials said they had

Airbase attacked, 10 killed in Afghan market bombing

KABUL: The Taliban launched a pre-dawn attack on a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, triggering a firefight with foreign and Afghan forces that left eight militants dead.
Another 10 people, including three children, were killed in a motorcycle bombing in a market in a remote area of northern Afghanistan in an attack apparently targeting a local pro-government militia leader. The Taliban, which often exaggerates details of its attacks and foreign casualties, said 14

16 killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: At least 16 people were killed and another three injured in a fresh wave of violence in Karachi on Wednesday.
Kalakot police said bodies of two men were found near the post office adjacent to Baloch Chowk in Lyari. The victims were identified as Jamil and Zakir, believed to be associated with the Baba Ladla gang in the area. Soon after the bodies were found, a gun battle erupted between two gangs of Lyari – the Baba Ladla group and the Muslim Shahzad group – following

6 killed, 4 hurt in separate incidents

QUETTA: Six people were killed and four were seriously injured in various incidents in Balochistan on Tuesday. Armed men barged into a tailoring establishment in Turbat and opened fire, which left three dead and two injured. .
“It could be assassination but we are investigating the matter,” local police officer Abdullah told Pakistan Today.
In another incident in Quetta three people were killed on Kirani road when armed persons riding a car ambushed their vehicle and opened

1,381 killed during 10 months in Karachi

KARACHI: Over 1381 people, including political activists, have been killed during ten months this year in Karachi, challenging the tall claims of Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and testing the performance of the law enforcement agencies.
Most of the criminals arrested were released because of political pressure, officials from the Police Department asking not to be named told Pakistan Today. Statistics collected by Pakistan Today revealed that from amongst those killed

Five people killed in Karachi

KARACHI: At least five people were killed in separate incidents in Karachi on Saturday amid heightened security measures that were put in place ahead of the arrival of the body of slain MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq.
Baldia Town Station House Officer (SHO) Rao Khalid said that unidentified gunmen killed Nazeer Ahmed in Faqeer Colony. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for autopsy. A man was gunned down in Landhi in Quaidabad police precincts.
Police said

14 killed in 4 drone strikes in NWA

PESHAWAR: At least 14 people, including suspected militants, were killed and several others inured when US drones targeted four vehicles in separate attacks in North Waziristan Agecny on Wednesday.
The first attack took place in Qutabkhel area close to Miranshah, the agency headquarter.
Four people aboard a vehicle were killd in the attack.
Locals said the four bodies of suspected militants were beyond recognition.
The second attack came two-and-a-half hours

Mehsud’s brother and wife killed

PESHAWAR: Yaqoob Khan, brother of former TTP chief Baitullah Mehsud, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a mountainous region of Mir Ali town of North Waziristan.
Reports from Bannu district said that Khan’s mutilated body was found late on Sunday and had been taken to Shaktoyee area of South Waziristan for burial.
Later on Monday, reports said the body of a woman had also been discovered in area where Khan’s body had been found earlier. She was identified as

52 killed in Iraq church raid

BAGHDAD: At least 52 hostages and police officers were killed when security forces raided a Baghdad church to free more than 100 Iraqi Catholics held by al Qaeda-linked gunmen, Iraq’s Deputy Interior Minister Lieutenant General Hussein Kamal said on Monday.
Kamal said that 67 people were also injured in the raid on the church, which was seized by guerrillas during Sunday mass in the bloodiest attack in Iraq since August. The death toll was many times higher than that given

80 Taliban killed in fight near Pak border

KHOST: At least 80 Taliban were killed in Afghanistan during a failed attack on a NATO combat outpost near the border with Pakistan, an Afghan official said on Saturday.
“Fresh information that we received from intelligence sources shows that 80 Taliban have been killed. The bodies of the militants were left on the battlefield,” said Mukhlis Afghan, spokesman for the governor of eastern Paktika province.
NATO said earlier that 30 Taliban had been killed as international