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80 Taliban killed in fight near Pak border

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

Six killed in drone strike in N Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Six suspected terrorists were killed and several others injured when a US drone targeted a militant compound in Ismael Khel area of Datta Khel region in North Waziristan on Thursday.
The drone attack was the third strike in less than 24 hours. The compound targeted was in use by militants and was hit by two missiles. The identity of killed and injured could not be ascertained, but locals said they included local and foreign militants. A day earlier, seven people were

Four Shias killed in Quetta

QUETTA: A noted local trader belonging to the Shia community was killed along with his son and two bodyguards in Quetta on Thursday.
“Keeping in view past incidents and preliminary investigation, it appears to be an act of sectarian killing, however, a detailed probe will establish the cause of the murder,” said Hamid Shakeel, Quetta operations deputy inspector general.
According to details, Haji Ali Akbar, his son Abdus Samad and two body guards were leaving for home after

2 killed, 12 injured in Quetta blast

Two people, including a police constable were killed and twelve including five policemen were injured in bomb blast here on Wednesday.
“It was remote-controlled device attached to an electric pole that went off when a police vehicle stopped near a vendor, killing a police constable and a civilian besides injuring another twelve others,” Quetta Deputy Inspector General (Operation) Hamid Shakeel said.
He said it was a terrorist act targeting police personnel,

6 killed as Karachi boils over again

Six people were killed and 13 injured on Sunday in various incidents across Karachi. One man, Arshad alias Cheeta (45), was killed when two unidentified assailants open fire on him at Bijli Ground, on Jahangir Road in Jamshaid Quarter police precincts.
According to North Nazimabad police, unidentified armed assailants opened fire on Ayub in front of his house. Police said it was an incident of personnel enmity. In another incident, Abdullah (30) was gunned down by

Afghans say NATO killed 2 students as bomber attacks UN office

Afghan officials accused NATO-led troops of killing two school boys in central Afghanistan on Saturday after a patrol came under fire by Taliban insurgents, as three suicide bombers wearing police uniforms and burqas attacked the UN office in western city of Herat on Saturday, senior police and UN officials said.
Civilian casualties caused by international troops while fighting insurgents are an emotive issue in Afghanistan, causing friction between President Hamid

13 terrorists killed in Orakzai Agency

Around 13 terrorists were killed and several others injured when security forces bombed suspected hideouts of alleged terrorists in Orakzai Agency on Saturday.
The air strikes started after an improvised explosive device hit the convoy of security forces at Yakh Kandaw area in the Orakzai Agency on Friday killing a lieutenant colonel and five other soldiers.
According to details, gunship helicopters targeted the hideouts of terrorists in Khadezai, Dabar and

One killed, six injured in PIMS shootout

A rivals’ clash at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Friday left one dead and six injured, exposing the security arrangements of the hospital as well as local police apparatus.
The incident occurred outside the gate of the emergency ward in a broad daylight in the presence of hundreds of patients and visitors. The two rival groups, led by Naeem and Chaudhry Riaz, clashed over a land dispute in the Tarlai area in the limits of Koral police

Four killed in mosque bombing

At least four people were killed and another 22 injured in a bomb explosion in a mosque in Pishtakhara village in the outskirts of Peshawar on Friday. The explosion occurred soon after the Friday prayers at the mosque, Capital City Police Officer Liaqat Ali Khan told reporters.
Police officials said unidentified terrorists placed an explosives-packed piece of cloth near the shoe rack along the mosque’s boundary wall. Soon after the explosion, senior police officials

3 troops killed in Khyber

PESHAWAR: Four people, including three security personnel, were killed and seaveral others injured when militants attacked a security convoy in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.
The convoy, which was on way to Fort Saloop, was attacked in Qambar Khel town using an improvised explosive devise (IED). Three security officials were killed and another three injured.
The bodies and the injured were taken to Combined Military Hospital Peshawar. Little before the attack, a militant

30 more killed amid calls for army deployment

KARACHI: Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Awami National Party (ANP) called for the army while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said it was considering various options, after 30 more people were killed in fresh violence in the financial hub of the country on Tuesday.
At least 13 people were killed when gunmen attacked Shershah Kabari Market in the evening, bringing the toll from a series of killings surrounding a by-election to nearly 50. The market is a

Three soldiers killed in Wana army convoy attack

PESHAWAR: At least three security personnel were killed and another two injured when Taliban attacked their convoy near Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency, on Tuesday.
Reports said the convoy of armed forces was on its way to Wana when one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device (IED) near Azam Qela. Three people in the vehicle were killed on the spot. It was the second attack on security forces in South Waziristan Agency in three days.
Three days ago,

Would-be bomber killed, 14 injured in Lakki Marwat

PESHAWAR: A would-be suicide bomber was killed and 14 people, including women and children were injured, when police thwarted a terror strike and destroyed an explosives-laden vehicle in Lakki Marwat on Monday.
According to details, policemen deputed at a checkpost near the Ghaznikhel police station flagged down a suspected double-cabin vehicle. However, the driver ignored the signal and made an attempt to escape. At this, police opened fire on the vehicle and it exploded into a

Six Taliban killed in drone strike

MIRANSHAH: US drones fired missiles at a compound and vehicle in a village in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Monday, killing at least six militants, a senior security official told AFP.
“The identities of those killed in the strike is not yet known,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “There are still four drones flying over Datta Khel,” he said.
A second security official confirmed the strike which took place in Sunzalai village near Datta Khel, a town 45

Eight more killed in Karachi violence, death toll rises to 44

KARACHI: Eight more people were killed and another nine injured in various parts of Karachi on Monday, with the death toll in the latest spate of violence rising to 44.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ‘re-imposed’ the ban on pillion riding in Karachi on Monday, two days after he had announced its lifting to “respect the wishes of the residents of Karachi”.
The ban was imposed on November 2, 2008 by the Sindh Home Department to control rising crime in the

Lady Gaga fears being killed

Pop sensation Lady Gaga has fan phobia and fears that she will end up like Beatles legend John Lennon, who was killed by a crazy admirer in 1980. The ‘Paparazzi’ hitmaker is so paranoid about being murdered by a fan that she insists on round-the-clock protection by her bodyguards. The eccentric singer has even boosted the security of her New York apartment and reportedly makes her bodyguard watch over her while she sleeps. Gaga is terrified that she may meet with the same fate like