February 16th, 2013
09:51 AM ET

Bomb rips Shiite enclave in Pakistan city; casualties reported

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.

December 28th, 2012
09:12 AM ET

Drone strike kills 4, Pakistani sources say

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.

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October 28th, 2012
06:55 AM ET

Bike bomb at shrine kills 3

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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Arrests made in shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai was able to stand up and communicate on Friday, October 19.
October 24th, 2012
10:40 AM ET

Arrests made in shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala

[Updated at 5:55 a.m. ET] Six people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, the teenage activist who spoke out against the Taliban, though the main suspect still is on the loose, Pakistani police told CNN exclusively.

Police on Wednesday identified Atta Ullah Khan, a 23-year-old from the Swat district where Malala was attacked, as the main suspect. Authorities are searching for Khan, who was studying for a master's degree in chemistry, police say. The Taliban-heavy Swat Valley is in the northwestern part of Pakistan.


April 26th, 2012
03:16 PM ET

Bin Laden's formerly detained relatives leaving Pakistan

All family members of Osama bin Laden who had been detained are leaving Pakistan for Saudi Arabia on Thursday night, said an attorney for some of the family members.

A judge had ordered earlier this month that the terrorist mastermind's three widows and two daughters be deported after serving their sentence for living illegally in Pakistan.

The relatives were in Pakistani custody since U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and killed the al Qaeda leader in May 2011.

September 15th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

Attacker kills 26 in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed 26 people and injured 63 others during a funeral procession in northwestern Pakistan Thursday, a senior police official told CNN.

Saleem Murrawat, the police chief of the Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the ceremony was for a member of a pro-government anti-Taliban militia in the area of Jandol.

The chief said a suicide bomber blew himself up when he was standing with people at the procession. There are usually no security checks in such ceremonies. The chief said the bomber was around age 18.

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June 5th, 2011
08:34 PM ET

19 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan bakery

Nineteen people were killed Sunday evening and 38 others injured in a suicide bombing at a bakery in Nowshera in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a Nowshera police official said.

The bomber entered the bakery and detonated his explosives, Akhtar Khan said. About 8 kilograms (17 pounds) of explosive material was used, he said.

Nowshera is about 42 kilometers (26 miles) east of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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May 14th, 2011
12:54 PM ET

6 killed in Pakistan bus blast

Six people died in Pakistan on Saturday when a blast tore through a passenger bus, a government official said.

The incident occurred in a village in the Gujrat district of Punjab province.

Three women and a child were among the dead, said Nawazish Ali, a senior government official. At least 19 others were injured, with eight of them in critical condition, Ali said.

It comes a day after twin suicide bombings killed at least 80 people at a military training facility in near the country's tribal region.

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April 6th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Two militants killed in Pakistan raid

Two Pakistani Taliban members were killed Tuesday when dozens of Pakistani police and a pro-government militia raided a militant compound south of Peshawar, police said.


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