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Police: Gunmen kill Pakistani reporter working for local TV

Jan. 24, 2022 10:50 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a Pakistani journalist in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday before fleeing the scene, a police official and industry officials said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the killing of Husnain Shah, who worked...

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive as COVID-19 cases rise

Jan. 24, 2022 06:01 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Monday launched a nationwide anti-polio campaign even as coronavirus infections surge. About 150,000 health workers are taking part in the five-day, anti-polio drive to inoculate 22.4 million children under age 5, according to a statement...

2 Pakistani fishermen drown, 10 missing after boats sink

Jan. 23, 2022 06:34 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Three fishing boats sank off Pakistan's coast in stormy weather, drowning at least two fishermen and causing 10 others to go missing, as navy and maritime security vessels rescued 32 fishermen, a district official said Sunday. The boats sank Saturday in the...

Taliban say bombers target minivan in Afghanistan, 7 dead

Jan. 22, 2022 15:51 PM EST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb attached to a packed minivan exploded in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, killing at least seven civilians and wounding nine others, Taliban officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion, but the...

Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

Jan. 21, 2022 10:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly three years ago. The move...

Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

Jan. 21, 2022 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation plans to travel to Norway next week for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries, as well as meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry...

Pakistani police: Bomb in city of Lahore kills 3, wounds 28

Jan. 20, 2022 12:22 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bombing struck a crowded bazar Thursday in Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, killing at least three people and wounding 28, police and rescue officials said. A newly formed separatist group from southwestern Baluchistan province claimed responsibility for...

Pakistani Taliban claim multiple overnight attacks on police

Jan. 18, 2022 12:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban targeted police in multiple attacks overnight in the capital, Islamabad, and the country's restive northwest. Three policemen and three assailants were killed in the shootouts, police and a militant spokesman said Tuesday. The first attack...

Pakistani policeman, 2 gunmen killed in shootout in capital

Jan. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two gunmen opened fire at police officers manning a roadside checkpoint in the capital, Islamabad, on Monday night, triggering a shootout that killed an officer and both assailants, police said. Two policemen were also wounded in the attack near a market, the...

Pakistan says militant attack on army post kills soldier

Jan. 14, 2022 12:43 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants attacked an army post Friday in Pakistan's restive northwest, bordering Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that killed a soldier, the military said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. According to a military statement,...