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More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:45 AM

A top government official in Parachinar says that the twin blasts that tore through a market in the area were carried out by two suicide bombers

MULTIPLE ATTACKS. Pakistani residents gather along a road as smoke billows after a twin blasts at a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram tribal district, on June 23, 2017. Photo by STR/AFP

Families ripped apart in Pakistan shrine attack

Nov 13, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Children were looking for the mothers and fathers People looking for brothers and sisters but no one was able to listen to their cries

Pakistani women show photos of missing relatives while gathering outside of a hospital in Karachi on November 12, 2016, following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine. At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured November 12 in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack. The blast hit worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani, some 750 kilometres (460 miles) south of Quetta, the provincial capital of restive southern Balochistan province.  / AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUM

Gunmen kill 7 police guarding polio team in Pakistan

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:40 PM

UPDATED The Jamaat ul Ahrar faction of the Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for the attack

epa05268633 Pakistani security officials stand guard beside a Police vehicle that was targeted by unknown gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan, 20 April 2016. At least seven policemen were on security duty to Polio vaccination team were killed by unknown gunmen in Karachi. Pakistan is one of the last two countries -along with Afghanistan- where the polio is still endemic, meaning infections occur within the local population or within a particular area. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2015, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remained a challenge for a UN-funded vaccination campaign. Only 51 children were found infected with the crippling virus in 2015 compared to 306 a year earlier in what officials said a major achievement due to the success of a military offensive. EPA/SHAHZAIB AKBER

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PH warns citizens of possible attacks in Pakistan

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:33 PM

The alert comes over a week after the United States warned terrorists could strike in Islamabad during the holidays

SECURITY WARNING. The Philippines issues alert level one in Pakistan over possible attacks. On the same day on December 29, at least 21 people were killed and dozens wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked the northwest town of Mardan. Photo by Hasham Ahmed/AFP