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Pakistani journalist, supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan goes missing, second in 2 weeks

May. 25, 2023 11:51 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani television journalist known for his public support of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has gone missing, the police, his family and his employer said. Sami Abrahim's disappearance was first announced in a police tweet late Wednesday, hours...

Police officer opens fire at bus at girls' school in Pakistan, killing 1, injuring 5

May. 16, 2023 13:03 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A police officer tasked with protecting a private school for girls in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday opened fire at a school bus carrying teachers and students, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring five others, officials said. The shooting happened in...

Rallygoers in Pakistan kill man accused of blasphemy

May. 07, 2023 20:41 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rallygoers for a political party in Pakistan beat to death a participant for allegedly making a blasphemous speech, police said Sunday. Local police officer Iqbal Khan said Maulana Nigar Alam, 40, was killed Saturday night by demonstrators in Sawaldher...

Pakistani police say electrical shorts caused deadly blasts

Apr. 25, 2023 09:38 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Tuesday tha twin blasts that struck a counterterrorism facility in the country's northwest and killed 16 people were caused by electrical shorts and not a militant attack, as initially suggested. The short circuits happened...

Pakistani police say blasts at compound kill at least 12, wound more than 50, after more bodies pulled from rubble

Apr. 24, 2023 14:23 PM EDT
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say blasts at compound kill at least 12, wound more than 50, after more bodies pulled from rubble.

Sikh, Christian die in targeted killings in Pakistan’s NW

Apr. 01, 2023 11:19 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Sikh businessman and a Christian cleaner were shot dead by unknown assailants in separate incidents in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said Saturday. Gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on Sikh shop owner Dayal Singh when he was in his...

At least 10 people dead in house fire in northwest Pakistan

Mar. 17, 2023 07:51 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 10 people, including women and children, were killed and three others were injured when a massive fire broke out early Friday at a wooden house in northwest Pakistan, police and rescue workers said. The incident happened in Kohistan, a district...