Latest Pakistan News

Afghanistan's Taliban leaders issued different messages for Eid. Experts say that shows tensions

Apr. 11, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Messages by two influential Taliban leaders in Afghanistan this week showed tensions between hardliners and more moderate elements who want to scrap harsher policies and attract more outside support, experts said Thursday. The messages for Eid al-Fitr...

Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Apr. 09, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces at mosques and marketplaces across the country ahead of the massive Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said Tuesday. Eid al-Fitr, which means feast, will be celebrated in Pakistan on...

Motorcycle bomb kills 2 people and wounds 5 in Pakistan's restive southwest

Apr. 07, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A motorcycle bomb killed two people and wounded five in Pakistan's southwest, a police official said Sunday. It's the latest unrest to hit Baluchistan province, where militants have tried to target a naval facility and a government building in recent weeks....

A search is underway in Pakistan for attackers who ambushed a police car, killing 2 and injuring 2

Apr. 06, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A search was underway in Pakistan’s northwest after gunmen ambushed and opened fire on a police vehicle, killing two people and injuring another two, an official said Saturday. The assault took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders...

Pakistani police arrest 12 people over a suicide bombing that killed 5 Chinese workers

Apr. 01, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani counterterrorism police in multiple raids arrested at least 12 suspects in connection with last week's suicide bombing that killed five Chinese workers and their Pakistani driver in the volatile northwest, officials said Monday. Those arrested were not...

Heavy rains in northwestern Pakistan kill 8 people, mostly children, and injure 12

Mar. 30, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains killed eight people, mostly children, and injured 12 in Pakistan’s northwest, an official said Saturday. Downpours in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province caused rooms to collapse, crushing the people inside, according to Anwar...

A bomb blast kills 1 person and wounds 14 in Pakistan’s southwest

Mar. 30, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb blast killed one person and wounded 14 in Pakistan’s southwest on Saturday, including three soldiers, a police official said. The blast occurred in Hernai district, which is northeast of Quetta city in Baluchistan province. Javed...

Chinese investigators arrive in Pakistan to probe suicide attack that killed 5 of its nationals

Mar. 29, 2024 08:58 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A team of Chinese investigators arrived in Pakistan on Friday to join a probe into a suicide attack that killed five of its nationals earlier this week, officials said, as Pakistan continued its own investigations into the attack. The slain Chinese engineers and...

Pakistani authorities share with China initial findings of probe into bombing that killed 5 Chinese

Mar. 27, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have shared with China the preliminary findings of an investigation into a deadly attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver in the country's volatile northwest, officials said Wednesday. Authorities were...

Pakistani police say 5 Chinese nationals and their local driver were killed in a suicide attack

Mar. 26, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan rammed his explosive-laden car into a vehicle Tuesday, killing five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver, police and government officials said. The attack happened in Shangla, a district in the Khyber...