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Pakistan mourns school massacre

Pakistan mourns school massacre

The Pakistani city of Peshawar has begun burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff. Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, while other families waited at hospitals for news. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared three days of mourning and Pakistan's army struck at militants...

Pakistan school attack: Most of victims shot in head

Pakistan school attack: Most of victims shot in head

Most of the victim students of the Army Public School in Peshawar received bullets in the head and they were targeted from a point blank range by the attackers, according to the students and a minister. The students said that the attackers scaled the boundary wall from the adjacent graveyard and started firing while...

US drones kill 13 'militants'

US drones kill 13 'militants'

A suspected US drone strike on a Pakistani Taliban compound in North Waziristan tribal region killed at least four alleged militants on Sunday, reports The Guardian quoting officials. Another suspected US drone strike in Afghanistan, meanwhile, killed nine alleged Pakistani Taliban fighters in a rural village near the mountainous border between the two countries,...

Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Kabul's police chief has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks. General Zahir Zahir gave no reason for his resignation, his spokesman said. Three South Africans were killed in a Taliban attack on a compound used by a US-based charity on Saturday, the...

US 'to expand' 2015 Afghanistan combat role

US 'to expand' 2015 Afghanistan combat role

US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations. Guidelines approved by President Barack Obama will also provide air support for Afghan missions, US media report. The US force in the country is be cut to 9,800 by...

Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013: Report

Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013: Report

The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says. There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added. The report said militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban were...

Afghan woman MP survives car attack

Afghan woman MP survives car attack

A suicide bomber has targeted a prominent female Afghan politician, killing three civilians and wounding others in an attack on a Kabul convoy. Shukria Barakzai, a women's rights advocate and ally of new President Ashraf Ghani, was slightly injured in the attack. "[Barakzai] is fine and suffers small injuries," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted. "Unfortunately...

Taliban bombs kill 10 cops in Afghanistan

Taliban bombs kill 10 cops in Afghanistan

Bombs exploded in three cities in Afghanistan on Monday killing at least 10 policemen, officials said, a day after a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself in Kabul's police headquarters killing one person. The Taliban were ousted from power in 2001 by US-led forces and they have been fighting ever since to oust foreign troops...

Taliban suicide attack kills one at police HQ

Taliban suicide attack kills one at police HQ

An Islamist Taliban suicide bomber attacked police headquarters in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding six, police and the insurgents said. A second explosion in the centre of Kabul did not kill or injure anyone, the government said. The insurgents, who were ousted from power by an American-led coalition...

Border blast: Pakistan Taliban group vows revenge

Border blast: Pakistan Taliban group vows revenge

New Pakistani Taliban group Tehreek-e-Taliban, which was behind this week's devastating suicide bombing at the Wagah border, said today that attack aimed at India is in the pipeline. At least 57 Pakistanis were killed during a popular flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday when a bomber tried to get as close as possible to the border...

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