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Lightning, rains kill 49 in Pakistan as authorities declare a state of emergency in the southwest

Apr. 15, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 49 people across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities in the country's southwest declared a state of emergency. Some deaths occurred when lightning struck farmers harvesting wheat....

Saudi foreign minister arrives in Pakistan to discuss how to help with the country's economic crisis

Apr. 15, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Monday led a high-level delegation on a two-day visit to Pakistan, which is seeking help in overcoming one of its worst economic crises. Prince Faisal bin Farhan's visit comes a week after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with...

Pakistan investigating the shooting death of a suspect in the 2013 killing of an accused Indian spy

Apr. 14, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man who had been acquitted of killing accused Indian spy Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore prison in 2013, a police official said Sunday. Pakistan has previously accused India’s intelligence agency...

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...