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Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

A senior policeman who had survived several assassination attempts was killed with three other people by a suicide bomber in Karachi Thursday, officials said, in an attack claimed by a Taliban faction. The attack happened near a tailor's shop in the old vegetable market in a neighbourhood to the east of the city. "The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and wounded 15 others including Tanoli's three guards," another senior officer Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP.

Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

A senior policeman who had survived several assassination attempts was killed with three other people by a suicide bomber in Karachi Thursday, officials said, in an attack claimed by a Taliban faction. The attack happened near a tailor's shop in the old vegetable market in a neighbourhood to the east of the city. "The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and wounded 15 others including Tanoli's three guards," another senior officer Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP.

Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

A bomb targeting a local police official killed at least four people and wounded 15 others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Thursday, police said. The explosion took place near a tailor's shop in the old vegetable market in a neighbourhood in the east of the city. "The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and wounded 15 others including Tanoli's three guards," senior local police official Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP. He said the bomb targeted Tanoli. "We are right now trying to ascertain the exact nature of the blast."

Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts, kill 12

Pakistan fighter jets on Thursday attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless northwestern tribal belt and killed at least 12 suspected militants, officials said. It was the first time the military is known to have used air strikes on militants since the Pakistani Taliban announced a ceasefire on March 1 to help peace talks. The Taliban said last week it was ending the ceasefire, complaining of little progress in negotiations with the government. A series of militant attacks since then have killed seven people in the northwest.

Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts, kill 12

Pakistan fighter jets on Thursday attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless northwestern tribal belt and killed at least 12 suspected militants, officials said. It was the first time the military is known to have used air strikes on militants since the Pakistani Taliban announced a ceasefire on March 1 to help peace talks. The Taliban said last week it was ending the ceasefire, complaining of little progress in negotiations with the government. A series of militant attacks since then have killed seven people in the northwest.

Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a local police official, killing four people and wounding 15 others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Thursday, police said. The explosion took place near a tailor's shop in the old vegetable market in a neighbourhood to the east of the city. "The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and wounded 15 others including Tanoli's three guards," senior local police official Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP. He said Tanoli was the target.

Pakistan fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months. The operation came despite efforts by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to engage the Taliban in talks to end years of fighting with an insurgency seeking to topple the democratically elected government in the capital Islamabad.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since the army toppled Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July. That poses a security challenge ahead of a presidential election in May that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief, is expected to win.

Nine killed in attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took power last year promising to end years of fighting with Taliban insurgents through peace negotiations. Talks began in February but have achieved little.

Pakistan bomb kills one, wounds 33

At least one person was killed and 33 injured in a bomb attack on a police van in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Tuesday, police said. It was the second attack on police in restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in less than 10 hours and comes less than a week after the Pakistani Taliban formally ended a ceasefire called to help peace talks. The incident in the main square of Charsadda bazaar, some 30 kilometres north of Peshawar, left one civilian dead and two women and three children among the wounded. The seven policemen in the patrol van were also injured.
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