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IS claims responsibility for gunning down Sikh in Pakistan

Oct. 02, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing a member of Pakistan’s minority Sikh community earlier in the week in the northwestern city of Peshawar. An IS statement issued late Friday described Satnam Singh, 45, as “polytheist”...

Pakistani police: Gunmen kill Sikh man in northwestern city

Sep. 30, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a member of Pakistan's minority Sikh community in an attack Thursday in the deeply conservative northwestern city of Peshawar, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Peshawar, the...

Pakistan: Troops kill 10 militants in shootout in northwest

Sep. 28, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces killed 10 militants, including four insurgent commanders, in a shootout in a former Taliban stronghold in the country's northwest Tuesday, the military said. According to a military statement, troops also seized a...

Gunmen kill constable protecting polio team in Pakistan

Sep. 19, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47...

Some Afghans blame neighboring Pakistan for Taliban gains

Aug. 12, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — When Wahab disappeared from his home in Afghanistan to sign on for jihad, it was in neighboring Pakistan that he got his training. The 20-year-old was recruited by childhood friends and was taken to a militant outpost in Parachinar, on...

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed

Aug. 02, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on Monday shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. It was the third attack in two days on Pakistani policemen assigned to protect polio workers. The deadly...

Police guarding polio vaccine teams attacked in Pakistan

Aug. 01, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a police officer returning home after security duty with polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan, police said. The killing came during one of two attacks Sunday on police providing security for...

Pakistan attackers throw grenade at police van, kill officer

Jul. 30, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing a policeman and wounding two others before fleeing the scene, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. ...