Tag Archives: Quetta

News from South Asia, Thursday 6th June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: At least sixteen security personnel in Quetta have been injured in the wake of a suicide blast. “The casualties occurred during a security forces’ search operation which turned into a clash. Militants attacked the forces with hand grenades and opened fire on them, resulting in the injuries. Moreover, militants blew themselves up to […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 23rd May 2013

Pakistan: BBC: A bomb in Quetta has killed at least twelve people. “At least 10 of the dead were said to be security personnel. A number of other people were wounded. ‘The target was a truck of Balochistan Constabulary which was carrying the security personnel,’ police official Fayyaz Sumbal said.” CNN: Gunmen in Baluchistan have […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 13th May 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An attack targeting a police chief in Quetta has killed five people. “At least five people died and 68 more were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into the convoy of a ranking police official in the city of Quetta, police said. ‘The blast was so loud it […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 30th April 2013

Pakistan: Economic Times: In a spate of pre-election violence, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud has said the TTP aims to end democracy in Pakistan. “The Taliban’s aim is to ‘end the democratic system’, Mehsud said in a letter sent to the media in Pakistan’s northwest. As part of this campaign, the group will hinder elections […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 25th April 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: There have been blasts in Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar and DI Khan since Tuesday night which have killed 11 people, injured over 70 and raised concerns over security in the upcoming elections. “Another explosion rocked Quetta Wednesday evening, the ninth blast in three different provinces of Pakistan in the last 24 hours, raising fears for deteriorating […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 24th April 2013

Pakistan: Reuters: A prominent leader of Pakistan’s ethnic Hazara minority narrowly escaped a suicide attack that killed six people on Tuesday, underscoring the growing threat militants pose to secular politicians in the run-up to next month’s general elections. “The blast in Quetta was the worst attack since a series of bombings in the city at […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 15th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: An explosion has killed three people and injured five in Karachi. “Initial reports suggest the blast took place near Rangers’ headquarters in Quaidabad adjacent to Muzafarabad Colony killing at least three and injuring five people. Police and other security agencies are reaching the site. Nature of the explosion is yet to be ascertained. […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 20th February 2013

Pakistan: New York Times: Pakistani Shiites have ended their protests after the government has promised to combat sectarian extremists. “Shiites ended three days of protest across Pakistan on Tuesday after the government promised to hunt down sectarian extremists responsible for a devastating bombing that killed 89 people in the western city of Quetta on Saturday. […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 19th February 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: Pakistani intelligence is under fire for not preventing the recent deadly bombing in Quetta, aimed at the Shia Hazara minority. “A senior politician and the country’s highest-profile television journalist have lashed out at the military Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency (ISI) after Saturday’s mass killings in the troubled city of Quetta, which sparked […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 18th February 2013

Pakistan: CNN: An explosive device on Saturday has killed eighty-three people near Quetta, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsiblity. “The explosion targeted Shiite Muslims in Hazara, on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, authorities said. Police now say a suicide bomber, driving an explosive-laden water tanker, rammed the vehicle into buildings at the crowded marketplace. […]

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