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Pakistani Taliban kill 2 policemen overnight in Islamabad

Jun. 04, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Taliban gunmen shot and killed two policemen patrolling a residential area in Islamabad, the interior minister and police said Friday, raising fears the militants had established a presence in one of the country's safest cities. The attack...

Pakistani journalist summoned on allegation he defamed army

Jun. 01, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani journalist recently beaten by unidentified men in his apartment said Tuesday he was summoned by authorities to answer allegations he defamed a key national institution, a term often used for the military. Asad Ali Toor, who works for the Aaj...

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

Apr. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others, police said. Security forces rushed to the Serena hotel and...

Pakistan frees 669 men from radical group as it ends rallies

Apr. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities freed nearly 669 supporters of an outlawed radical Islamist group, hours after it agreed to end a week of violent protests following talks with the government. Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan's leader, however, will remain behind bars...

Pakistani Parliament debates whether to expel French envoy

Apr. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party Tuesday kicked off a debate on whether the French ambassador should be expelled over the publication in France of controversial cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The resolution from Amjad Ali,...

Defiant Pakistani journalist says gunman shot him in ribs

Apr. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani journalist said Tuesday he was wounded in a gun attack outside his home in the capital, Islamabad. Absar Alam in a video message said a bullet hit him in the ribs, but it was unclear who shot him. He said to whoever attacked him: “Such...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Apr. 19, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 police a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Supporters of the hard-line...

France asks citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests

Apr. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all of its nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country after anti-France violence erupted in the Islamic nation over the arrest of a radical leader. Saad Rizvi was arrested Monday...

Pakistan interior minister recommends ban on Islamist party

Apr. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that left at least five people dead. Saad Rizvi, an Islamist cleric, had...