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Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence

Feb. 01, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers,” surrounded by orchards of pear, quince and pomegranate trees. It was a trading city, situated at the gates of a key mountain valley connecting South and Central Asia. But for the past four...

Pakistan army: Boating accident death toll rises to 51

Jan. 31, 2023 11:11 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a boating accident in a lake in northwest Pakistan over the weekend reached 51, the military said Tuesday. The wooden boat was carrying children and teachers from a seminary on a picnic. Police on Sunday said at least 10 students...

Senior police official in Pakistan says death toll in Peshawar mosque bombing now at 95, acknowledges 'security lapse'

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Senior police official in Pakistan says death toll in Peshawar mosque bombing now at 95, acknowledges 'security lapse.'

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

Jan. 30, 2023 23:15 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. In a post on Twitter, a commander for the group,...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found.

Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Jan. 30, 2023 12:21 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Pakistan police official says death toll in suicide bombing rises to at least 44, with more than 150 people wounded

Jan. 30, 2023 10:27 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police official says death toll in suicide bombing rises to at least 44, with more than 150 people wounded.

Bus falls off bridge, catches fire in Pakistan, killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 19:38 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring...

Protests against Quran burning held across the Middle East

Jan. 27, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Protests were held Friday in several predominantly Muslim countries to denounce the recent desecration of Islam’s holy book by far-right activists in Sweden and the Netherlands. The protests in countries including Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon ended with people...