A blast targeting Shiites in a busy Pakistani marketplace claimed many deaths and injuries on Saturday, police told CNN
The sectarian strike occurred in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta.
An explosives laden water tanker parked in a marketplace along the Karana Road section of the city was remotely detonated. said Mir Zubair Mehmood, a Quetta senior police official.FULL STORY
A suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a military checkpoint on Thursday and killed seven people, police said.
The bomber targeted paramilitary forces and soldiers, senior police official Shaukat Ali Shah said. Four civilians, including two women, were among the dead. Eight others were injured.
There has been no claim of responsibility.
Pakistani teen Malala Yousufzai, shot by the Taliban in October, has been released from the hospital following operations to repair her skull and restore her hearing, according to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.
Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousufzai was in stable condition at a British hospital on Sunday after undergoing surgeries to repair her skull and help her hearing, officials said.
"Both operations were a success and Malala is now recovering in hospital. Her medical team are 'very pleased' with the progress she has made so far," the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham said in a statement. "She is awake and talking to staff and members of her family."
Saturday's five-hour operations were the latest step on a long road to recovery for Malala, who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in October for speaking out in favor of education for Pakistani girls.FULL STORY
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) – Militants attacked an army base in northwest Pakistan in a coordinated assault that resulted in an hours long gun battle that left at least 35 people dead on Saturday, intelligence and security officials said.
At least 13 security personnel, 10 civilians and 12 militants were killed in the early morning attack on the base that included housing for Pakistani military personnel and their families near the town of Serai Naurang in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the officials said.
About 40 militants targeted the base as well at least one house believed to be a home for some of the personnel and their families.
Two of the militants who were killed were wearing suicide jackets, intelligence officials said. Ten civilians, including three women and three children, also died when one of the suicide bombers entered a nearby house and detonated the explosives, they said.FULL STORY
At least nine people were injured in two successive explosions in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, CNN affiliate Geo TV said Thursday. A Geo TV photojournalist is among the injured, Geo TV said.
Earlier in the day, 11 people were killed and 27 others were injured when a bomb planted in a vehicle near a security checkpoint in the center of Quetta exploded, police spokesman Wazir Khan Nasir said.FULL STORY
A blast in the city of Quetta in southwest Pakistan killed 11 people and injured 27 more Thursday, police said. Children were among the dead.
A bomb planted in a vehicle near a security checkpoint in the center of town caused the explosion, which wrecked a marketplace and destroyed eight security vehicles, police spokesman Wazir Khan Nasir said.FULL STORY
Two Indian soldiers died in a firefight Tuesday with Pakistan army troops in Indian-administered Kashmir, the Indian Army said in a statement, amid heightened tensions in the region. India said a group of Pakistani troops had crossed the Line of Control - the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. A spokesman for the Pakistani military denied the report, calling it a "baseless allegation."FULL STORY
A drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan early Tuesday killed nine suspected militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the drone fired four missiles at the hideout in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.FULL STORY
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education, has been released from the hospital in Birmingham, England, the hospital said Friday.
The teen will continue undergoing rehabilitation at her temporary home in the United Kingdom.
Malala was shot by gunmen last fall. She had blogged fearlessly about girls' education and accused the Taliban of thriving on ignorance.
Two suspected U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan left 15 people dead, including an anti-U.S. Taliban commander, multiple Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN Thursday.
The first attack, by a drone that fired two missiles, targeted 11 suspected militants in South Waziristan, a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan. Mullah Nazir, a Taliban commander, was killed in the strike, along with 10 others, intelligence officials said.
A second attack left four more people dead in North Waziristan, including Pakistan Taliban commander Shah Faisal, intelligence officials confirmed.
A drone strike killed four militants in North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.
The officials said the drone fired two missiles at a militant hideout.
[Updated 5:24 a.m.] A military spokesman said 3 people have died due to the blast. The injured toll stands at 18.
[Updated 11:48 p.m.] Military spokesman Major Bilal Farooq said 21 Rangers were injured; 11 were evacuated to a hospital; 3 are in critical condition. He condemned the attack as a "cowardly act."
[Updated 11:24 p.m.] Javed Odho, a senior Karachi police official, that it was a suicide attack. A truck carrying more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of explosive material hit a gate of Rangers headquarter.
Two gunmen opened fire on a vehicle today in southwestern Pakistan, killing three people and wounding two others, police said.
It was a "sectarian targeted killing," said Wazir Khan Nasar, deputy inspector general of police in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan Province.
The assailants managed to escape.
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Two Pakistani girls who were injured alongside teenage activist Malala Yousufzai will be awarded medals of courage, the country's prime minister said Saturday.
Malala was shot at point-blank range while on her way home from school October 9. The 15-year-old initially gained international attention in 2009, writing a blog about her life as the Taliban gained a foothold in her home region, in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Rehman Malik said he plans to award the two girls the Sitara e Jurrat, known as the star of courage, the third-highest military award in Pakistan. Kainat Riaz Ahmed and Shazia Ramzan will receive the award, an honor not normally bestowed to civilians.FULL STORY
Pakistani police say they suspect two boys were responsible for the attack that nearly killed a Pakistani teenage girl internationally famous for campaigning for girls' education.
On October 9, Malala Yousufzai was on her school van in the Taliban-held Swat Valley when armed thugs stopped the vehicle and jumped on board. They demanded that other girls riding identify 15-year-old Malala. Then they shot two girls and fired at Malala, striking her in the head and neck.FULL STORY
An explosion at a shrine in northwest Pakistan has left three people dead and 26 others wounded, police said.
A bomb was planted on a bicycle near the shrine's main gate. It exploded during a religious festival, said Muhammad Hussain, police chief of Nowshera district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Many shrines have been attacked during religious festivals in Pakistan by a hardline sect that considers them non-Muslim activities.
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Editor's note: Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai of Pakistan was shot in the head by the Taliban on October 9 for demanding education for girls. She is receiving treatment at a hospital in England. Following are the latest developments in Malala's recovery.
[Updated 8:08 a.m. ET] Malala Yousufzai’s lead doctor, Dave Rosser, does not believe she has significant brain damage.
[Updated at 12:05 p.m.] A Pakistani Airways plane believed to be carrying Malala Yousufzai's father and mother has landed in Birmingham, England. Malala, 15, is getting treatment at a hospital in Birmingham after being shot in Pakistan for her outspoken support of girls’ access to education.
[Posted at 7:43 a.m.] Malala Yousufzai’s father and other family members are en route from Pakistan to England to visit the wounded 15-year-old, who's recovering in a British hospital, a source familiar with the family’s plans said.
They are expected to arrive in Birmingham, England, later today.
Six men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.