Territory Archives: Pakistan

News from South Asia, Wednesday 8th May 2013

Pakistan: The Guardian: A suicide bomber has carried out an attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candidate, killing 12 people. “A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a vehicle carrying an Islamist party candidate in north-west Pakistan, killing 12 people, police have said. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing on Tuesday, but the  […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 7th May 2013

Pakistan: Al Jazeera: At least 25 people have been killed with dozens wounded following a bombing during an election rally in the Kurram Agency. “A Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) candidate, Munir Orakzai, is thought to have survived the bomb attack, which happened on Monday. A government administrator for the remote region where the explosion took place said […]

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News from South Asia, Friday 26th April 2013

Pakistan: DAWN: At least five people were killed and around ten others injured when a blast ripped through an election office of a political party in Karachi on Thursday night. “Initial reports suggest the bomb was planted in a motorcycle near the election office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi’s Nusrat Bhutto Colony. The […]

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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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Religion, Politics and Terrorism in Pakistan

During the 1950s, if one were to attempt to predict which of the new Muslim states that emerged during the 20th century would pose a major threat to global peace and security, Pakistan would be very much at the bottom of the list. Pakistan was then widely regarded as a beacon of moderation: a highly […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 14th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Clashes between outlawed militant groups in the northwestern Pakistan have escalated,  with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants torching the houses of at least 10 civilians, accusing them of being supporters of the rival Ansarul Islam (AI).  “Locals and the eyewitnesses confirmed the burning of the houses in Khyber Agency’s restive Tirah Valley, while other reports […]

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News from South Asia, Wednesday 13th March 2013

Pakistan: The Washington Post: A suicide bomber targeting a police van in northwestern Pakistan has killed two people. “A suicide bomber blew himself up near a police van in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least two people, police said. Local police official Zaheer Khan said 10 people were also wounded in the attack in […]

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News from South Asia, Tuesday 12th March 2013

Pakistan: The New York Times: A roadside bomb attack has killed three soldiers and wounded at least three others in Pakistan’s tribal belt on Monday, Pakistani security officials have said. “The blast struck a military convoy 20 miles east of Parachinar, the capital of the Kurram tribal district, said a military official who declined to be named. ‘Three […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 11th March 2013

Pakistan: BBC: Police have made 150 arrests after Muslims torched dozens of Christian homes in Lahore on Saturday in response to an allegation of blasphemy. “…Christians gathered in Lahore and Karachi, the country’s biggest city, to protest at the attack. They condemned the violence and called for better protection as well as compensation for those affected. Christians make up about […]

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