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Army: 2 Pakistani soldiers, 7 militants killed in shooutouts

Oct. 04, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants with small arms attacked a convoy of Pakistani security forces near the northwest border with Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that killed two soldiers and three insurgents, the military said Tuesday. The firefight happened near...

Rallies show Pakistan's ex-PM Khan remains political force

Sep. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Since he was toppled by parliament five months ago, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has demonstrated his continued popularity with mass rallies across Pakistan, signaling to his rivals that he remains a considerable political force. On Tuesday, he addressed some...

5 Pakistani soldiers, 4 militants killed in shootout

Sep. 05, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan Monday, triggering a shootout that killed five soldiers and four insurgents. Acting on intelligence, security forces launched the raid in...

Pakistan’s hope as lake fills: Flood villages to save a city

Sep. 04, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani engineers cut into an embankment for one of the country's largest lakes on Sunday to release rising waters in the hopes of saving a nearby city and town from flooding as officials predicted more monsoon rain was on the way for the country's already devastated south. ...

Pakistan flooding deaths pass 1,000 in 'climate catastrophe'

Aug. 28, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Deaths from widespread flooding in Pakistan topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said Sunday, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “a serious climate catastrophe.” Flash flooding from the heavy rains has washed away villages...

Deaths from flooding in monsoon drenched Pakistan near 1,000

Aug. 27, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across much of Pakistan have killed nearly 1,000 people and injured and displaced thousands more since mid-June, officials said Saturday. The new death toll came a day after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked for...

Roadside bombing kills 2 policemen in northwestern Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing on Friday killed two policemen in a former militant stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Bajur, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that borders Afghanistan....

Gunmen kill 2 policemen escorting polio workers in Pakistan

Aug. 16, 2022 04:40 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on Tuesday on police escorting a team of polio workers in northwestern Pakistan, killing two policemen, authorities said. None of the polio workers were harmed, said Mohammad Imran, a local police official. The...

Officials: Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghanistan

Aug. 08, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistani Taliban group, killing a senior leader and three other militants, several Pakistani officials and militant figures said Monday. No one immediately claimed...

Gunmen kill 4 in attack targeting lawmaker in NW Pakistan

Aug. 07, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot dead four people including two police in northwestern Pakistan in an attack targeting a provincial lawmaker from former Prime Minister Imran Khan's political party, police said. Lawmaker Malik Liaqat Khan — no relation to Imran Khan — of...