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Al-Qaeda South Asia arm claims Karachi attack

Al-Qaeda South Asia arm claims Karachi attack

Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch has claimed responsibility for a raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, adding they had help from former military officials, reports Al Jazeera. It is the first attack claimed by the fighter network's new wing, whose creation was announced by chief Ayman...

Fresh militant attack near Karachi airport

Fresh militant attack near Karachi airport

Security forces at Pakistan's busiest airport in the city of Karachi have come under attack, a day after militants stormed one of its terminals. Officials say gunmen on motorbikes shot at a security training camp just outside the airport and fled. Subsequent firing which lasted for up to an hour was shots fired by the...

Pakistan Taliban claim airport raid

Pakistan Taliban claim airport raid

The Pakistani Taliban have said they were behind an attack at the country's largest airport that killed at least 28 people, including 10 militants. Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi airport attack http://t.co/NbRueQbAqR — Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) June 9, 2014 The raid happened late on Sunday at a terminal used for cargo and VIP flights at...

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility

Security forces said Monday they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead, reports Dawn. Fresh gunfire was reported from the airport Monday morning and a loud explosion was also heard across its premises. Security forces said...

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi this evening, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. Reports said the incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm. Mir was taken to a private hospital for emergency treatment. The...

Taliban Attacks

Liberal Pak media cowed into silence

When it was launched four years ago, the Express Tribune set out to become the house newspaper of liberal-minded Pakistanis. A newcomer to a market dominated by conservative-inclined papers, it made a point of writing about everything from the relentless rise of religious extremism to gay rights. But in recent weeks the paper has been cowed into silence by an unusually blatant display of power by the Pakistani Taliban. The paper was forced to drastically tone down its coverage last month after...

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