Terrorism in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25085/all en Bomb blast kills 11, injures 40 in Pakistani city of Quetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/bomb-blast-kills-11-injures-40-pakistani-city-quetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gul Yusufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan Jan 10 (Reuters) - A bomb blast in a crowded marketplace killed 11 people and injured more than 40 in Pakistan's eastern provincial capital of Quetta on Thursday and a local militant group claimed responsibility, police said.</p> <p>Most of the dead were selling vegetables and second-hand clothes, police officer Zubair Mehmood said. Three police officers nearby were injured and a child was among the dead, he said.</p> <p>The United Baloch Army claimed responsibility for the blast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/bomb-blast-kills-11-injures-40-pakistani-city-quetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balochistan, Pakistan Disaster Labor Politics Quetta Social Issues Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:39 +0000 5732644 at http://www.globalpost.com Twin explosions kill 56 in Pakistani city of Quetta -police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/twin-explosions-kill-56-pakistani-city-quetta-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Twin explosions killed at least 56 people in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Thursday evening, a police official said, hours after a bombing in Quetta's market killed 11.</p> <p>The death toll in the latest blasts could rise, according to Deputy Inspector of Police Hamid Shakil.</p> <p>The first explosion, in a snooker hall, appeared to be a suicide bombing, local residents said. About ten minutes later, a car bomb went off, they said, and five policemen and a cameraman were among the dead from that blast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/twin-explosions-kill-56-pakistani-city-quetta-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:30:25 +0000 5732781 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-String of bombings kill 101, injure 200 in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-string-bombings-kill-101-injure-200-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* At least 101 killed by bombs</p> <p>* Sectarian group, separatists, claim attacks</p> <p>* One of the bloodiest days in years in Pakistan (Updates with context and background)</p> <p>By Gul Yousufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan Jan 10 (Reuters) - At least 101 people were killed in bombings in two Pakistani cities on Thursday in one of the country's bloodiest days in recent years, officials said, with most casualties caused by sectarian attacks in Quetta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-string-bombings-kill-101-injure-200-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Pakistan Politics of Pakistan Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 5732819 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani Shi'ite keep second night of vigil over 96 bomb victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-shiite-keep-second-night-vigil-over-96-bomb-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gul Yousufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Pakistani government officials met with Shi'ite leaders late on Saturday as thousands of protesters prepared for a second night in the cold rain, alongside the bodies of 96 people killed in one of the worst sectarian attacks in the country's history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-shiite-keep-second-night-vigil-over-96-bomb-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakistan Politics Terrorism Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:45:16 +0000 5733594 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani Taliban say they will not attack army in key region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-taliban-say-they-will-not-attack-army-key-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jibran Ahmad</p> <p>PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban said on Saturday they would not attack the Pakistani army in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan but concentrate attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-taliban-say-they-will-not-attack-army-key-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas Terrorism in Pakistan Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 5733606 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan PM flies to Quetta to meet protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/pakistan-pm-flies-quetta-meet-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gul and Yousufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to the city of Quetta on Sunday to meet local Shi'ites holding a protest alongside the bodies of family members killed in one of the country's worst sectarian attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/pakistan-pm-flies-quetta-meet-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Ethnic groups in Asia Politics Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:15:18 +0000 5733728 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan says militant bases broken up near Afghan border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/pakistan-says-militant-bases-broken-near-afghan-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PESHAWAR, Pakistan Jan 30 (Reuters) - Pakistani security officials broke up more than a dozen militant sanctuaries in the Khyber tribal region this week and killed 23 fighters, they said, while tribal sources said pro-Taliban groups killed 20 pro-government militants.</p> <p>The Lashkar-e-Islam and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant groups attacked villages in the Tirah region and killed residents when they tried to stop them entering the area, the security officials said, requesting anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/pakistan-says-militant-bases-broken-near-afghan-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Pakistan Terrorism in Pakistan War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:30:26 +0000 5741374 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Pakistan military checkpost attack kills eight: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/urgent-pakistan-military-checkpost-attack-kills-eight-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Militants attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest early Saturday, killing six soldiers and two civilians, officials said.</p> <p>"Six security personnel and two civilians were killed in the attack," a security official said of the raid which happened around 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.</p> <p>str-shk-ks/ac</p> Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:45:43 +0000 5743857 at http://www.globalpost.com Thirty-one killed as militants attack Pakistan checkpoint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/thirty-one-killed-militants-attack-pakistan-checkpoint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Saud Mehsud</p> <p>DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Militants attacked an isolated army checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest on Saturday, with at least 31 people killed in the initial assault, subsequent crossfire and a rocket attack on a house, officials said.</p> <p>The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike in neighbouring North Waziristan last month in which two commanders were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/thirty-one-killed-militants-attack-pakistan-checkpoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Social Issues Taliban Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:45:53 +0000 5743858 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly suicide attack on Pakistan checkpost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/deadly-suicide-attack-pakistan-checkpost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest Saturday, killing six soldiers and two civilians, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.</p> <p>"Six security personnel and two civilians were killed in the attack," a security official said of the raid which happened around 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/deadly-suicide-attack-pakistan-checkpost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:15:26 +0000 5743863 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said, in an assault claimed by the Taliban.</p> <p>"Thirteen security personnel and 11 civilians were killed in the attack," a security official said of the raid which happened around 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.</p> <p>Another official said that the civilians were killed when one of the suicide bombers ran into a house as security forces attempted to repel the attackers from the checkpost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:45:32 +0000 5743899 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said, in an assault claimed by the Taliban.</p> <p>"Thirteen security personnel and 11 civilians were killed in the attack," a security official said of the raid which happened around 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.</p> <p>Another official said that the civilians were killed when one of the suicide bombers ran into a house as security forces attempted to repel the attackers from the checkpost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:15:30 +0000 5743963 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said, in an assault claimed by the Taliban.</p> <p>It was the latest attack on a target associated with the Pakistani army and took place near the semi-autonomous tribal belt where Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suicide-attack-at-pakistan-checkpost-leaves-24-dead-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:00:46 +0000 5744151 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani Taliban condemn 'ideological war' in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistani-taliban-condemn-ideological-war-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pakistani Taliban urged the Muslim world to unite in a video message released Sunday as they condemned the French military intervention in Mali as an "ideological war".</p> <p>French President Francois Hollande visited Mali on Saturday and vowed his troops would stay as long as necessary to continue the fight against Islamist rebels who had taken control of the country's north for 10 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistani-taliban-condemn-ideological-war-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:08 +0000 5744476 at http://www.globalpost.com Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A suicide car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed city in north Iraq killed 30 people on Sunday.</p> <p>The vehicle that was detonated in central Kirkuk was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/attack-north-iraq-police-hq-kills-30-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Politics Suicide bombings in Iraq Terrorism in Pakistan War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:16 +0000 5744480 at http://www.globalpost.com