Pakistan army says deadly university attack controlled from Afghanistan

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Jan 23 : The Pakistani army said on Saturday the four gunmen who attacked a university in northwest Pakistan were trained in Afghanistan and the assault was controlled by a Pakistani Taliban militant from a location inside Afghanistan. In a briefing to reporters from the city of Peshawar, military spokesman […]

Pakistan lifts ban on hunting rare bird after govt protests

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 : Pakistan’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting a rare bird today, after the government argued it hurt relations with Gulf states whose wealthy hunters traditionally travel to Pakistan to pursue the endangered species with falcons. The court ruling overturns a ban introduced last year on hunting the […]

Pakistan attack raises tough question: should teachers shoot back?

By Jibran Ahmed and Tommy Wilkes CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 : Stuck with 15 of his students on a third floor balcony of a campus building as gunmen came up the stairs, university director Mohammad Shakil urged Pakistani police arriving at the scene to toss him up a gun so he could shoot back. “We […]

Militants storm Pakistan university, kill at least 20

By Jibran Ahmad and Mehreen Zahra-Malik CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 : Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school in the area, officials said. A senior Pakistani Taliban commander claimed […]

Gunmen kill at least 21 after storming Pakistan university

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 20 : A group of militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 21┬ápeople and wounding dozens as the army hunted for any gunmen still holed up on the campus, officials said. A security official said the death toll could rise […]

Gunmen kill at least 15 after storming Pakistan university

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 20 : A group of militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 15 people as the army hunted for any gunmen still holed up on the campus, police said. A security official said the death toll could rise to as high […]