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Pakistani Taliban claim multiple overnight attacks on police

Jan. 18, 2022 12:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban targeted police in multiple attacks overnight in the capital, Islamabad, and the country's restive northwest. Three policemen and three assailants were killed in the shootouts, police and a militant spokesman said Tuesday. The first attack...

Pakistani policeman, 2 gunmen killed in shootout in capital

Jan. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two gunmen opened fire at police officers manning a roadside checkpoint in the capital, Islamabad, on Monday night, triggering a shootout that killed an officer and both assailants, police said. Two policemen were also wounded in the attack near a market, the...

Snow cleared after deaths of 22 people at Pakistani resort

Jan. 09, 2022 06:59 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Roads at a popular Pakistani resort were cleared Sunday after the deaths of 22 people who were stuck in their cars during a heavy snowstorm as temperatures plummeted, officials said. More than 4 feet (1 meter) of snow fell in the area of the Murree Hills resort in...

Cold kills 22 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort

Jan. 08, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 22 people, including 10 children, died in a popular mountain resort town in Pakistan after being stuck in their vehicles overnight during a heavy snowstorm as temperatures plummeted, officials said Saturday. Most of the victims died of hypothermia,...

Afghan Taliban turn blind eye to Pakistani militants

Jan. 06, 2022 04:25 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Each year on Jan. 17, Shahana bakes a cake and invites friends to her home in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. They sing happy birthday for her son, even light a candle. But it’s a birthday without the birthday boy. Her son, Asfand Khan, was 15 in...

Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners, nuke assets

Jan. 01, 2022 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Asian archrivals India and Pakistan exchanged lists of each other’s citizens held in prison Saturday through their respective diplomats in Islamabad and New Delhi. The two sides also exchanged lists of their nuclear assets and facilities under an agreement...

Islamic world pitches ways to aid desperately poor Afghans

Dec. 19, 2021 12:11 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Islamic countries scrambled on Sunday to find ways to help Afghanistan avert an imminent economic collapse they say would have a “horrendous” global impact. The hastily called meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad ended with a promise...

Pakistan to rally Muslim countries to help Afghanistan

Dec. 18, 2021 01:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is rallying Muslim countries to help Afghanistan stave off an economic and humanitarian disaster while also cajoling the neighboring country's new Taliban rulers to soften their image abroad. Several foreign ministers from the 57-member Organization of...

Pakistani Taliban won't extend cease-fire with government

Dec. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they will not extend a cease-fire agreed to last month, accusing the government in Islamabad of not honoring the truce and failing to release 102 of their fighters. The militant group, also known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan,...

Pakistan PM reassures president over Sri Lankan's lynching

Dec. 05, 2021 06:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister told Sri Lanka's president that more than 100 people have been detained in the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager and suspects will be “prosecuted with the full severity of the law.” Imran Khan said in an overnight...