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Suicide bomb in southeast Afghanistan kills 20

Suicide bomb in southeast Afghanistan kills 20

KHOST – Three suicide bombers killed 20 people in an attack on a construction firm in a restive province in southeastern Afghanistan, government officials said on Monday, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the assault.
Violence across Afghanistan has spiralled in the past year, with Taliban-led forces stepping up their fight against the Afghan government and its Western backers as Kabul prepares to take over responsibility for security gradually from foreign forces.

Suicide car bomb kills 5, injures over 20 in Hangu

PESHAWAR – A suicide car bomb targeting a police station killed five people and injured more than 20 others in Hangu district’s Dawaba area on Thursday. The bomber, riding an explosive-laden vehicle, blew himself up near the main gate of the police station, situated around 22 kilometers away from Hangu.
Around 150 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the suicide attack. Deputy Superintendent of Police Meer Chaman Khan told Pakistan Today that five men including a police

Suicide attack kills 5 in Doaba

PESHAWAR – A suicide car bomb targeting a police station killed five people and wounded 25 others in a restive northwestern Pakistani town, police said.
A police officer and four civilians died in the attack in Doaba town in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, while part of the police station was demolished and at least 10 houses damaged, senior local police official Abdul Rashid said.
“The bomber, riding an explosive-packed car, blew himself up near a police station, killing five

Another housemaid commits suicide…

LAHORE – Nabila,16, a housemaid committed suicide over a domestic issue at the house of her employer in Gulberb on Sunday. Nabila was a resident of Sheikhupura and had been working as a housemaid at 157-A-II, Gulberg for the past six years.
For the last few months, Nabila’s younger sister Atia had also started living with her at the same house. On the day of incident, the house’s owner and his family left the house for shopping when Nabila reportedly picked up a pistol and shot

Two in a row – Suicide bomber targets Peshawar funeral, 36 dead

PESHAWAR – At least 36 people were killed and more than 50 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in Adezai village on the Peshawar-Kohat Road on Wednesday. The attack was the second in the country in as many days, following Tuesday’s car bombing near the office of the Inter-Services Intelligence in Faisalabad. Police said that the explosion took place when around 300 people were preparing to offer funeral prayers for a relative of an active member of the Adezai

Woman commits suicide over domestic issues

KASUR – An old woman committed suicide over a domestic issue here on Monday at village Harrihar in the precincts of Sadar Police Station. Reportedly, Haleema Bibi was divorced some years ago and often remained upset on this issue. On the day of the incident, she ended her life by hanging herself from a tree.
CONSTABLE ROBBED OF CASH, VALUABLES: Bandits deprived a constable of his motorcycle, cash and a cell phone at Chak Deeda in the premises of Mustafaabad Police Station.

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