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Jobless man’s wife commits suicide

Jobless man’s wife commits suicide

SAHIWAL – Samdi Bibi of Chak No 85/6R, frustrated by the unemployment of her husband Muhammad Siddiq, committed suicide. Reportedly, her husband had been jobless for several months. On the day of the incident, she took poisonous pills and fainted. She was taken to the DHQ hospital where she died.
POLICEMAN MARTYRED IN LAHORE BLAST BURIED: Constable Asif Nawaz, a resident of Chak No 106/7-R, Sahiwal, who was also martyred in the Lahore suicide blast a couple of days back, was

Youth attempts suicide

DASKA – A 25-year-old youth attempted suicide by jumping down from a two-storey building in the Cantt police precincts over psychological problem. On receiving information, Rescue 1122 rushed to site and shifted Hassan Subhani to CMH.
WOOD BANK DEMANDED: Furniture manufacturers and exporters from Daska, Sambrial, Pasror and Silakot have urged the government to set up a wood bank to ensure the supply of Sheesham (rosewood). They said they were facing a great inconvenience owing

In-laws kill woman, stage suicide drama in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD – A woman, allegedly murdered by her husband and in-laws, was found hanging with a ceiling fan, in Mohalla Razaabad under trhe jurisdiction of Ghulam Muhammadabad Police Station. Fauzia’s husband and in-laws allegedly killed her and then hanged her body with a ceiling fan to stage a suicide drama.
The police registered a murder case against the husband and his family after the deceased’s parents rejected the suicide version. According to details, a housewife, Fauzia,

Karachi suicide blast claims 2 lives

KARACHI – A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a police van at Malir in Karachi, killing at least two persons and wounding four others, private TV channels reported on Tuesday.
The bomber targeted the police van of Saudabad Police Station which was deployed for the security of Shia procession. Triggering tension around the already tense city, the powerful blast can be heard far and wide, and caused damages to nearby buildings.
Soon after the attack, the

4 cops among 13 killed in Lahore suicide blast

LAHORE – At least four security personnel among 13 people were killed and 52 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession near its concluding point at the Karbla Gamay Shah, private TV channels reported on Tuesday.
Quoting security officials, rescue workers and eyewitnesses, the channels reported that the blast occurred soon after the Azan-e-Maghrib, the evening prayers, near the Urdu Bazaar Chowk.
The blast was so powerful that its bang was heard far

Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russia’s biggest airport

MOSCOW – A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and injured more than 130 on Monday at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, Russia’s biggest. President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to track down and punish those behind the attack, which analysts said appeared to fit a pattern of bombings by militants fighting to create an independent “emirate” in Russia’s north Caucasus region.
“The explosion was right near me, I was not hit but I felt the shock wave – people were falling,” said Yekaterina

Student’s suicide bid case being hushed up

FAISALABAD – After a student’s suicide attempt due to humiliation in the name of ‘fooling’ by senior students, the management of NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizers Research is isolating the victim from the media instead of taking disciplinary action against those responsible for the incident.
Reportedly, the NFC authorities, using their personal influence, got the victim Shahid discharged from the district headquarters hospital and removed his medical record and

Jobless hafiz-e-Quran commits suicide by jumping before train

GUJRANWALA – A 26-year-old hafiz-e-Quran, Hafiz Tayyab committed suicide by jumping before a Lahore-bound Malikwal Express train the other day. He was a son of a prayer leader and was jobless these days. Before committing suicide, Hafiz Tayyab phoned one of his friends and requested him to inform his parents of his suicide.
TWO COPS DISMISSED, ANOTHER SENT ON FORCED RETIREMENT: Gujranwala RPO Tariq Masood Yasin has dismissed former Garjakh SHO Inspector Mian Abdul Jabbar and Sub

Saudi mufti brands suicide protests as ‘great sin’

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim authority branded the act of setting oneself on fire, a protest started in Tunisia and copied in other Arab states, a “great sin,” Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Friday. Islam “bans suicide even if living conditions are hard. To commit suicide by setting oneself on fire is a horrendous crime,” said Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, quoted in the pan-Arab daily. “To immolate oneself and committing suicide are great sins,” he said.

15 dead in Iraq suicide attacks

BAQUBA – A suicide bomber rammed an ambulance packed with explosives into a security headquarters on Wednesday, killing 13 people in the second major attack against Iraqi forces in as many days.
Another suicide attack in a nearby town killed two others and wounded a top provincial official, shattering a relative calm in Iraq following the formation of a new government by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last month.
“I was on my way to the market close to the building when I saw

Suicide bombing at Iraqi police centre kills 50

TIKRIT – A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of police recruits in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing 50 people in the bloodiest attack in more than two months.
The blast, which also wounded 150, was the first major strike in Iraq since the formation of a new government on December 21 and recalled an August attack against an army recruitment centre in Baghdad that also killed dozens.
“I have been trying for hours to call my brother, he was in the queue

Forces kill alleged suicide bomber

KOHAT – After getting secret information, security forces opened fire on an alleged suicide bomber killing him instantly near Kohat Development Authority on Friday.
According to the media reports, it was expected that the alleged suicide bomber, wearing suicide jacket, was to attack on tribal leader’s vehicle passing by Kohat Development Authority whom security forces killed.
The reports added that police besieged the area and recovered a grenade from the possession of the

Top Saudi cleric sees ‘devil’ behind suicide attacks

RIYADH – A top Saudi cleric has slammed suicide attacks by Islamist martyrdom-seekers as devilish acts that do not qualify as jihad, a Saudi newspaper reported
on Friday.
“He (a suicide bomber) claims to be a mujahed (holy warrier) in the name of Allah, but he is not. He is fighting in the name of the devil who has tempted him and convinced him” to carry out the attack, said Sheikh Saleh al-Fawzan.
“A Muslim is prohibited from killing himself,” the member of the Saudi

Suicide bombers kill four in Iraqi police station

MOSUL – Two suicide bombers on Wednesday killed four policemen in a police station in the northern city of Mosul, including an officer who oversaw a deadly raid on militants, Iraqi security officials said. A third bomber was shot dead before setting off his explosives belt in the attack targeting Lieutenant Colonel Shamil Ahmed Oglah, who commanded the operation last week against an Al-Qaeda affiliate, a police officer said.
The early morning bombings killed Oglah and three other

TTP claims sending 10 suicide bombers to FATA

KARACHI – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat has claimed dispatching a batch of 10 suicide bombers to the Tribal Areas to fight security forces combating militants near the Afghanistan border.
In the latest video message, Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah said, “Four of the suicide bombers have completed their tasks, while a group of another 300 bombers are ready to take their turn.” The video shows 10 young would-be bombers, their faces covered in head-scarves, listening to Fazlullah,

Mentally challenged woman commits suicide

LAHORE – A woman committed suicide on the railway tracks in Shahdara Town police precincts on Sunday.
She was identified as Sakeena (35), a resident of Barket Town Shahdarah. Sakeena had five children and according to the police, the deceased was mentally retarded as she had also attempted suicide earlier this month. Police officials said that the women jumped in front of the train and died instantly after being hit. Police handed over her body to her heirs after completing the

Ban and Karzai denounce Bajaur suicide attack

NEW YORK/KABUL – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was appalled by an attack outside a UN food agency center in Pakistan that killed at least 43 people, his spokesman said Sunday.
Ban “unequivocally condemns this abhorrent act of terrorism aimed at innocent people,” the spokesman said in a statement. Pakistan’s first known case of a female suicide attack targeted a World Food Programme distribution point in the town of Khar.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the