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Car bomb kills at least 8 policemen in Karachi

A powerful car bomb attack on a police bus on Thursday in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi killed at least eight policemen and injured at least 36 others, officials said. The attack came early in the morning. "Apparently an explosive-laden car hit the police bus transporting officials for security duty," Muhammad Iqbal, a senior police official, told AFP. Doctor Semi Jamali at Karachi's Jinnah hospital confirmed that they had received eight bodies. At least 36 injured officers were hospitalised, ten of whom were in critical condition, she said.

Suicide bomber kills four women in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed four women in northwest Pakistan on Monday in an attempted attack on mourners at a funeral, police said. The blast hit a house in Peshawar, a frontline city in Pakistan's battle against Islamist insurgents, close to where a group of people were holding funeral prayers, senior police official Najeeb Ur Rehman told AFP. According to Rehman, the mourners spotted three would-be suicide bombers coming towards them but managed to scare them off.

Six of Spanish cyclist's 12 guards killed in Pakistan's wild west

By Gul Yousufzai QUETTA, Pakistan. (Reuters) - Gunmen on Wednesday shot dead six guards protecting a Spanish round-the-world cyclist in a violent and remote area of western Pakistan where a bus bomb killed 24 Shi'ite pilgrims a day earlier, police said. The cyclist, identified as Javier Colorado, suffered minor wounds, police said, but his family said he was unhurt. He had crossed into Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan from Iran, they said. Six guards were wounded.

Blast near Pakistan military HQ kills four

A bomb exploded near the Pakistani military headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Monday, killing at least four people and wounding 12 others, officials said. The blast comes a day after a bomb killed at least 20 soldiers in the country's northwest, one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years. Police and military officials said a suicide bomber was possibly involved in Monday's attack, which was powerful enough to smash windows in nearby buildings. "Apparently it was a suicide attack," a military official told AFP.

Pakistan police kill six suspected militants

Pakistani police on Thursday shot dead six suspected militants thought to be planning a major sectarian attack and seized explosives, suicide vests and weapons in a raid in Karachi, an official said. The men who police said were members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a banned Sunni Muslim extremist group, were allegedly planning to attack a Shiite gathering on Friday. Pakistan's minority Shiite community will mark Ashura, the holiest day in their calendar, on Friday with processions to mourn the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein.

Series of small bomb attacks wound seven in Karachi

At least seven people were wounded in three separate bomb attacks targeting Shiite Muslims in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi late Wednesday, police said. "These were low-intensity blasts, a total of seven people have been injured," senior police official Aamir Farooqi told AFP, adding that the injured included two policemen and a paramilitary personnel.

Bus blast targeting gov't officials kills 13 in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 27 (EFE).- At least 13 government officials were killed and 39 were injured in a bus explosion Friday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police told Efe. The bomb had been planted inside the government bus and exploded when the vehicle, which was carrying some 60 passengers, was traveling on a road just outside that provincial capital. Several Pakistani media outlets put the death toll at 16 and said the injured had been taken to two local hospitals.

Suicide attack kills 8 police at Pakistan funeral

A suicide attack killed at least eight police officers and wounded 15 others, targeting the funeral of a Pakistani police officer assassinated earlier on Thursday, an official said. The attack took place at the police headquarters in the troubled southwestern city of Quetta where officers gathered to pay their respects to a colleague who had been shot dead only hours before. The suicide bomber struck before Muslim faithful in Pakistan are due to break their daily fast for the last time in the holy month of Ramadan, to be followed by the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Friday.

Police rearrest 47 prisoners from Pakistan jail break

Police in northwest Pakistan have rearrested 47 prisoners who escaped during a sophisticated Taliban attack on a jail that killed 13 people, officials said on Wednesday. The prisoners were held late Tuesday and on Wednesday, with some handing themselves in and others caught in a police search operation, officials said. They included five women prisoners and a female police constable who had been taken hostage.

Suicide bomber kills eight in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people and wounded 45 others when he rammed his motorcycle into a bus in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, police said. Two staff at the Afghan consulate were among those killed in the attack, which police said targeted a top civil servant who heads the city's administration. Violence has spiked in the nuclear-armed country ahead of national elections on May 11 with at least 56 people killed in attacks on politicians and political parties since April 11, according to an AFP tally.
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