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Faizan’s wife threatens to commit suicide

Faizan’s wife threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE – Zahra Faizan, wife of Faizan Haider who was shot by Raymond Davis at Mozang Chungi Chowk, has threatened to commit suicide if her husband’s killer was not hanged.
She thanked PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujat Hussain on Sunday for financial assistance and said that she would not forgive Raymond Davis at any cost. Zahra also said that she would not accept any financial assistance from the USA. She said that she wants to see Raymond Davis hanged at Mozang Chungi Chowk where

Suicide car bomb, ambush kill 15 in northwest

PESHAWAR – A suicide car bombing and an ambush by militants targeting police in the northwest of the country killed 15 people including nine officers on Thursday. In Hangu, a suicide car bombing targeting police killed nine people, including three officers and injured more than 30. Officials said police patrolling the Hangu bypass road attempted to stop a car reportedly loaded with 300 kilogrammes of explosives, but the bomber hit a police van killing nine people.
Hangu police

Suicide bomb attack kills nine at Iraq bank

RAMADI – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a bank in the northwestern Iraqi city of Haditha on Thursday, killing nine people including three policemen, the town’s mayor said. Eight other people, all civilians, were wounded in the midday blast at a branch of the state-owned Al-Rafidain bank in Haditha, 210 kilometres (130 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Mayor Bassim Naji said.
“Nine people have been killed in the suicide attack at Al-Rafidain bank,” Naji told reporters. A

Would-be suicide bomber dies in blast

KARACHI – A suspected would-be suicide bomber was accidentally killed in an explosion at an abandoned place behind the Malir Development Authority flats near the Shah Latif police station. Eyewitnesses in the area said that the explosion was intense and it destroyed the windows of several nearby houses.
After the blast, police and Rangers cordoned off the area and rescue teams rushed to the scene. “The explosion occurred in Shah Latif Town in an abandoned area. Only one man was

Top academic threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE – Dr Farooq Ahmad, a well-known personality for his contributions in Geology-related satellite technology and climate change around the world, is the only academic with a post-doctorate in Punjab and most qualified person in the subject of Geography in South Asia.
But the internationally-recognised researcher has no money to purchase milk for his little children and threatened to commit suicide because of the cruelty shown by the Punjab University (PU)’s Geography

Suicide bomber at Afghan sports field kills three

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KHOST – A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at a sports field in northern Afghanistan Saturday killing three and wounding 38, a provincial governor said.
Abdulhaq Shafaq, the Faryab governor, said the attack took place in Shirin Tagab district during a buzkashi game, a traditional sport involving grabbing a dead goat or calf from the ground while riding a horse at full gallop.
“A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body

Suicide blast kills one, injures 26 in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR – A suicide car bomb attack killed an intelligence agent and wounded 26 other people in an Afghan town on the Pakistan border Thursday, officials said, in the latest in a wave of blasts. The explosives-packed vehicle with two bombers inside blew up in Spin Boldak after intelligence agents acting on a tip-off opened fire in a bid to stop it, Lutfullah Mashal, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s national spy agency, said.
“We had intelligence that it was coming. The car was

Suicide blast at Mogadishu police base kills 9

MOGADISHU – A suicide car bomb ripped through a police base in Mogadishu on Monday, killing nine people after a weekend of bloody fighting between pro-government forces and Al Qaeda-inspired insurgents. According to police sources, at least nine people were killed when the explosives-laden vehicle blew up at the Darwish camp, a site used by a police unit and adjacent to a police academy.
One police officer confirmed that at least six policemen were killed when the blast went off,

Young girl commits suicide

SAHIWAL – A young girl committed suicide over some domestic problems. Reportedly, 20-year-old Anam, a resident of Chak No 82-5L, frustrated by domestic problems, jumped into Lower Bari Doab Canal and drowned.
MAN ELECTROCUTED: A man was electrocuted while repairing a signboard of a hotel. Reportedly, Muhammad Razzaq, a servant at a hotel, was repairing a signboard at Jogi Chowk when he received an electric shock and died instantly.

Unsuccessful lover commits suicide

LAHORE – A young man committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills in Shahdara Police precincts on Friday. Police said that Nawazish Ali (24), a resident of Shahdara Town, locked himself in his room and took poisonous pills after his parents refused to marry him to his neighbour, whom he loved. His brother broke into the locked room to find Nawazish dead.
In another incident, Zain Bukhari (28), resident of Mumtaz Cinema Millat Park, shot himself in Millat Park Police limits on

Suicide bomber kills 27 Shia pilgrims in Iraq

SAMARRA – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a bus filled with Shiite pilgrims at a checkpoint outside the Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday, killing at least 27 people, police sources said. “The suicide bomber quickly ran into the bus when it stopped at a checkpoint several kilometres (miles) outside Samarra, and detonated his vest inside the vehicle,” the police official said.
“About 27 people were killed and about 20 were wounded,” he said, giving a toll confirmed by

Woman ‘would-be suicide bomber’ held in Bajaur

KHAR – Security forces on Wednesday arrested a woman allegedly planning to blow herself up in a lawless tribal region where 43 people were killed two months ago in a female suicide attack, officials said. “Security forces and local administration officials raided a house near Khar on Wednesday morning and arrested a woman wearing a suicide vest,” senior local official Sohail Khan told AFP.
He said the raid was ordered on a tip-off that women were being trained as suicide bombers

Wife of Pakistani killed by Davis commits suicide

LAHORE – The wife of one of two Pakistani motorcyclists shot dead by American Raymond Davis has committed suicide, police said. Davis was arrested on January 27 after shooting dead Faheem and Faizan, claiming he acted in self-defence fearing the pair were about to rob him.
A third Pakistani was knocked down and killed by a vehicle from the US Consulate in Lahore that tried to rescue Davis. The American was arrested by police and a case of double murder registered against him.

Hekmatyar’s party condemns suicide attacks

KABUL – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami Party on Sunday condemned suicide attacks, with Hekmatyar’s deputy Qutbuddin Helal calling them prohibited and cruel. “Killing civilians is a brutal act and the party sees any kind of attacks that cause civilian deaths against Islamic practices and law,” Helal told an Afghan news channel.
“Killing civilians is prohibited. We cannot call it an Islamic act. Suicide attacks in public and civilian locations are not acceptable in Islam at

Federal and Punjab govts blamed for Fahim’s wife’s suicide

LAHORE – Religious and political parties on Sunday blamed the federal and Punjab governments for suicide of Shumaila, widow of Fahim, who was killed by American citizen Raymond Davis at the Qartaba Chowk some days ago.
They said that Shumaila gave her life after getting frustrated over the alleged plan of both governments to prove Davis as a diplomat and ensuring his immunity under immense US pressure. Shumaila committed suicide at her mother’s house after taking poisonous pills

Davis’ victim’s widow threatens to commit suicide

LAHORE – The widow of Faizan, the second person killed by American national Raymond Davis, threatened to commit suicide if justice was not done in her husband’s death, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. After the widow of Fahim, another citizen killed by Davis, committed suicide, Faizan’s family complained about police’s disinterest and expressed concern over rumours of Davis’ release.
Talking to journalists, Faizan’s mother said that her family was not satisfied with the

Kohat Tunnel closed after suicide bombs kill 8

PESHAWAR – The Pak-Japan Friendship Kohat Tunnel, connecting southern districts and tribal regions with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar, was closed for traffic late on Friday after suicide attacks in the tunnel killed eight people and injured another 19.
Following the incident, authorities closed the tunnel and diverted traffic towards the 100-year-old Kotal Pass. According to details, two suicide attackers targeted the Kohat Tunnel late on Friday, with the first attacking a