Pakistan terrorism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pakistan terrorism


Death toll in Pakistan suicide bombing rises to 36

Sep 18, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The death toll from a Taliban suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest tribal Pakistan has risen to 36 including 8 children

Pakistan university reopens one month after deadly attack

Feb 15, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The university is re opened with an objective to defeat the mindset of militants which was behind the terrorist attack of January 20

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

Pakistan anti-Taliban hero dies

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:36 PM

The Taliban attempted to kill Afzal Khan Lala He dies at the age of 89 of liver disease

43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Pakistan

May 13, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Pakistan is seeing a rising tide of sectarian violence in recent years particularly against Shiites who make up around 20 of the country s predominantly Muslim population

Afghan Taliban condemn Pakistan school attack

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The Afghan Taliban condemn a raid on a school in neighboring Pakistan that left 141 dead in the country s bloodiest ever terror attack saying killing innocent children is against Islam

THE DAY AFTER. A Pakistani frontier corp personnel stand guard outside the main entrance of army-run school a day after it was attacked by militants in Peshawar on December 17, 2014. Farooq Naeem/AFP

'I saw death so close': student recalls Pakistan school carnage

Dec 16, 2014 - 9:30 PM

My body was shivering I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching me – I felt as though it was death that was approaching me

TO SAFETY. School children who were rescued by the security forces are ushered away from the scene during an attack at the Army run school, in Peshawar Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Bloody day in Pakistan's Quetta leaves 11 dead

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:56 AM

At least 11 people are killed and 30 injured in a series of attacks in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta

Pakistani security officials inspects the site of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a senior politician and a head of Islamic political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, in Quetta, Pakistan, 23 October 2014. Jamal Tarakai/EPA

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

Jul 22, 2014 - 1:13 PM

A new account emerges of the killing of dozens of women and children in air strikes targeting Taliban insurgents sparking anger over rising civilian casualties and fears that a new generation of radicals is being created

ON PATROL. Pakistani troops patrol near the site of an attack by militants on a security convoy in the village of Ghundai in Khyber tribal district on July 18, 2014. A Majeed/AFP

Despite dangers, 'moderate' Taliban talk peace

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A moderate faction of the Taliban is pushing hard for a new peace dialogue in a move fraught with danger but openly welcomed by Kabul

CASUALTY. In this photograph taken on February 17, 2014, Pakistani residents stand near the body of Mullah Abdul Raqeeb, a former minister for refugees in Afghanistan under the Taliban, at a hospital after he was killed by gunmen in Peshawar. AFP photo/Files

20 Pakistan soldiers killed as bomb hits military convoy

Jan 19, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The attack happened in the city of Bannu near the North Waziristan tribal region which is a known stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al Qaeda

India marks 5 years since Mumbai attacks

Nov 26, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Five years ago militants arrived by sea on the evening of November 26 carrying out a massacre at hotels a railway station cafe and Jewish center as terrified civilians tried to escape the bloodbath

FIVE YEARS LATER. A general view of the Taj Mahal hotel, one of the sites of the 26 November 2008 terrorist attacks, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, in Mumbai, India, 25 November 2013. EPA/Divyakant Solanki

Pakistani Christians protest over bloody church bombing

Sep 24, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Christians demonstrated in towns and cities across Pakistan including Islamabad Lahore Karachi and Peshawar demanding better protection from authorities

PROTESTS. Members of the Pakistani Christian minority shout slogans against the bomb blasts that targeted a Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, 23 September 2013. EPA/Arshad Arbab

Taliban claims credit for killing 9 tourists in Pakistan

Jun 23, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif swiftly condemned the attack in an area of the far flung north not previously associated with violence or Islamist militancy