Suicide bomber kills 128 in attack on Pakistani election rally

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan, July 13 : A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s return ahead of the July 25 vote. The bombing was the most deadly attack in Pakistan […]

Ten killed in attack in Afghan city of Jalalabad; assault over

By Ahmad Sultan JALALABAD, Afghanistan, July 11 : Gunmen attacked an education department office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and held out against security forces for some four hours before the assault ended with at least 10 people killed, officials said. As the attack ended, the provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani […]

Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 11 : A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday. Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Haroon Bilour was killed in the late Tuesday blast […]

Suicide bomber kills 12 at anti-Taliban party rally in Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 10 : A suicide bomber blew himself up at an anti-Taliban political party’s rally in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 12 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police said. The attack on a meeting of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar also injured nearly 50 others, […]

Deadly blast hits eastern Afghan city, targeting Sikh minority

By Ahmad Sultan JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jul 1 : An explosion hit the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 20 people, including several members of the small Sikh minority, provincial government officials said. The blast, hours after President Ashraf Ghani had opened a hospital in Jalalabad, damaged shops and […]