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Dozens dead after blast in southwestern Pakistan at a rally celebrating birthday of Islam's prophet

Sep. 29, 2023 10:00 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of people celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 52 people and wounding nearly 70 others, authorities said, in one of the country's deadliest attacks...

Roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan kills a security officer and wounds 9 people

Sep. 11, 2023 04:26 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeted Pakistani security forces Monday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a security officer and wounding nine people, including three civilians, police said. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for the...

Pakistani traders strike countrywide against high inflation and utility bills

Sep. 02, 2023 09:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani traders on Saturday went on strike against the soaring cost of living, including higher fuel and utility bills and record depreciation of the rupee against the dollar, which has led to widespread discontent among the public. The traders pulled their...

Pakistani authorities say all 8 people trapped in a cable car suspended high above a canyon have been rescued

Aug. 22, 2023 14:09 PM EDT
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say all 8 people trapped in a cable car suspended high above a canyon have been rescued.

Pakistan urges the Afghan Taliban to prevent militants from crossing the border and staging attacks

Aug. 01, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday asked neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to do more to prevent militants from crossing the border to stage attacks such as the massive suicide bombing earlier this week that killed dozens in a border region. The appeal...

IS claims responsibility for the bombing that killed 54 at a pro-Taliban election rally in Pakistan

Jul. 31, 2023 23:05 PM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — An Afghan branch of the Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed at least 54 people at a pro-Taliban party's election rally, in one of the region's worst attacks in recent years. Islamic State in...

2 suicide bombers attack Pakistan police and government compound, killing 4 and injuring 11

Jul. 20, 2023 09:49 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers attacked a sprawling compound housing a police station and government offices in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least four police officers and wounding 11 other people, police and rescue officials said. The attack occurred...

Suicide bomber targets truck carrying troops in northwestern Pakistan, wounding 8 people

Jul. 18, 2023 11:34 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a truck carrying security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding at least eight people, police said, amid increasing violence in the region. The attack took place in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...