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  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Pakistani father sacrifices five children [his own] 'to gain magic powers

    01/11/2015 1:24:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday. Ali Nawaz Leghari, 40, killed the two girls and three boys, aged between three and 13 overnight Thursday in the village of Saeed Khan, 230 kilometres (140 miles) north of the city of Karachi. "The man's financial condition was bad but he was also learning black magic and it seems that he made the sacrifice to excel in the craft," police officer Qamaruddin Rahimo told AFP. -snip- Rahimo said that...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...
  • Karachi Airport Siege: Were the terrorists trying to hijack an Emirates Airline plane?

    06/09/2014 1:01:51 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | 6/9/14 | NA
    Karachi: According to media reports, an Emirates Airline plane was caught in the middle of an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport with passengers on board on the tarmac. Though, as militants attacked the airport, Pakistani military forces boarded the Emirates plane and helped passengers and crew disembark. An Emirates spokesman said, “The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” Meanwhile, some of the media reports and Tweets by a person, who was stranded on the plane, show that the terrorists were probably trying to hijack the flight. Twitter user – Syed...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Karachi: Christian family faced with blasphemy and forced conversion threats ( Pakistan )

    10/30/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Jibran Khan
    In September, the head of the family, Boota Masih, a 58-yeaer-old goldsmith, was killed, falsely accused of blasphemy. In fact, a business rival was behind the murder, and he is still free and unpunished. Meanwhile, armed men have threatened the victim's family, telling them to convert to Islam or face death. ... Everything began for the Masih family on 16 September when Muhammad Asif killed their main breadwinner after accusing him of blasphemy. The Muslim businessman attacked his victim at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi in broad daylight. Using a knife, he cut his throat, finishing him off with...
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared “judging is only for Allah” and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held “radical Islamist beliefs” and showed they were “committed to acts of terrorism”. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • Karachi bombings linked with Daniel Pearl murder

    06/26/2012 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/26/12 | staff
    An anti-terrorist judge in France has thrown weight behind claims that the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and the bombing of French engineers in Karachi both had their roots in murky arms deals with Pakistani officials. By FRANCE 24 (text) In 2002, two brutal terrorist attacks targeting westerners in the Pakistani city of Karachi shocked the world. In January that year, the American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped before being beheaded in cold blood by his captors. A video was later released showing his execution. Three months later, on May 8, a bomber targeted a bus carrying French n
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Karachi: bellwether for Pakistan, a country on the brink

    01/01/2012 8:28:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2012 | stephanie nolen
    Karachi is one of the largest cities in the world, home to 17-million people, give or take a million. It is the economic engine of Pakistan, responsible for three-quarters of its economy. It is the bellwether for a precarious nation -- as Karachi goes, so goes Pakistan, they like to say here. It's also, according to a recent report from global human resources consulting firm Mercer, South Asia's lowest-ranking city for personal safety and the sixth most dangerous city in the world. It has had no elected government for more than 18 months, after the last one dissolved in bickering...
  • Karachi Woman Murders, Seeks to Cook Husband (Dreams of Polygamy Go to Pot ... Stew Pot!)

    11/25/2011 10:43:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies ^ | 11/24/2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Karachi Woman Murders, Seeks to Cook Husband Pakistani police say a woman tried to cook her husband after murdering him for planning to take a second wife. By Gavriel Queenann Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman they say killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts, after he planned to take a second wife without her permission. According to family law in Islamic Pakistan, a man must get permission from his first wife before his second marriage, but the law is rarely observed. Police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah...
  • Megachurch rises in Pakistani city of Karachi

    11/20/2011 5:00:36 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    excerpt- St. Peter's of Karachi, which opened its doors this month and can fit around 5,000 people, is a sign of the resilience of a faith that has long suffered from state discrimination and attacks by extremists allied with al-Qaida and the Taliban.
  • In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai

    07/15/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 15 July 2011 | Praveen Swami
    In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai Praveen Swami Pakistani-American jihadist David Headley's testimony could cast light on who carried out the bombings in the city — and why. Four weeks after a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone ended his life on May 21, 2010, Said al-Masri's spoke to his followers from the grave, through a posthumous audio tape his followers posted online. “I bring you the good tidings,” al-Qaeda's third-in-command declared, “that last February's India operation was against a Jewish locale in the west of the Indian capital [sic., throughout], in the area of the German bakeries...
  • 12 killed in Karachi naval base raid

    05/23/2011 2:17:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/23/11
    Taliban gunmen armed with rockets and explosives stormed a major naval air base in the heart of Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, destroying two US-made surveillance aircraft and killing 12 personnel. It was the worst assault on a military base since the army headquarters was besieged in October 2009, piling further embarrassment on the armed forces three weeks after US troops killed Osama bin Laden under their noses. Up to 20 militants crept into the base in the teeming port city of Karachi from three sides under the cover of night late Sunday, officials said, triggering gunbattles and a series of...

    02/13/2010 9:35:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 16 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Astute Bloggers ^ | 2/13/10 | The Astute Bloggers
    Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University. Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.... During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan. “Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and...
  • Sarkozy is asked to explain Pakistan bomb mystery

    11/18/2010 10:18:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Nov 18, 2010 | Thierry Leveque
    Sarkozy is asked to explain Pakistan bomb mystery By Thierry Leveque PARIS | Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:30pm IST PARIS (Reuters) - Victims' families on Thursday demanded that President Nicolas Sarkozy be called for questioning about a 2002 bomb attack in Pakistan that killed 11 French people. A new line of inquiry into the bombing has brought up possible links to a murky affair of commissions paid for a Pakistani submarine order when Sarkozy was budget minister. Presidential immunity means Sarkozy can refuse to be questioned while in office, and he has already publicly dismissed any link between the attack...
  • Taliban kill 18 in suicide assault on police headquarters in Karachi

    11/11/2010 2:05:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | November 11, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    The Taliban took credit for a deadly suicide assault on a police headquarters in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi today. Sixteen people were killed in the attack and more than 100 were wounded. A Taliban assault team attacked the Crime Investigation Department headquarters in a secured area of Karachi. Taliban fighters armed with assault rifles attack the building and battled with police before a massive truck bomb was detonated inside the CID compound. The truck bomb, which is estimated to have carried more than 2,000 pounds of explosives, destroyed the building. Police have confirmed that 18 people have been killed...
  • Huge Blast Leaves At Least 15 Dead In Karachi

    11/11/2010 11:11:12 AM PST · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 11th 2010 | Andy Winter
    At least 15 people have been killed and 100 injured in a massive explosion that ripped through the centre of Pakistan's largest city. A local journalist has told Sky News that a police station close to the US consulate in Karachi was the prime target and has collapsed. The explosion struck in a high-security area of the city that is also home to two luxury hotels and the offices of government leaders. According to Sindh province home minister Zulfiqar Mirza, a gang of around six gunmen first opened fire on the office of the Crime Investigation Department before detonating a...
  • Pakistan's Karachi shut after 45 killed in clashes

    08/03/2010 9:30:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/3/2010 | Faisal Aziz and Sahar Ahmed
    Clashes that killed at least 45 people overnight in Karachi scared residents off its streets on Tuesday as Pakistan's largest city was on alert for more violence after the shooting of a leader in a dominant political party. Officials said more than 100 people were wounded and dozens of vehicles and shops torched by mobs who took to the streets after Raza Haider, a member of the provincial Sindh Assembly from the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), was gunned down on Monday along with his bodyguard while attending a funeral. The government blamed the Taliban and the banned militant group Sipah-e-Sahaba...
  • Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict

    07/16/2010 9:12:53 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 55 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2010 | Editorial
    ''Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all." That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims. Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander: homosexuals or Muslims. There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.... Given the Obama administration's fawning outreach to Muslim majority states, this drive for homosexual equality seems something of a disconnect. The Democratic conundrum illustrates an aspect of the clash of civilizations Mr. Obama is willfully...
  • India detains arms-laden Pakistan-bound cargo ship: Police

    06/26/2010 1:34:07 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | June 26, 2010 | The Economic Times
    NEW DELHI: A Pakistan-bound cargo vessel carrying a "huge quantity" of explosives and other weapons has been detained by the authorities at a harbour in eastern India, police said on Saturday. The vessel was heading for the Pakistani port city of Karachi and was detained Friday on an intelligence tip-off at Diamond Harbour, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Kolkata, capital of the West Bengal state, police said. "The Indian Coast Guard and navy personnel have found a huge quantity of explosives, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and some bombs in two large containers," West Bengal police director general Bhupinder Singh...
  • Man arrested in Pakistan trying to board plane with batteries and electrical circuit in shoes

    05/09/2010 6:38:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 1,046+ views ^ | May 9, 2010
    Pakistani officers arrested a man at Karachi airport after batteries and an electrical circuit were found in his shoes as he tried to board a plane for the Middle East, an official said. The 30-year-old civil engineer allegedly told interrogators he came from Pakistan's northwestern province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Taliban and Islamist militants have a presence, and had been scheduled to travel to Muscat by Thai Airways. Mohammad Munir, Airport Security Force spokesman, said the bearded man, whom he named as Faiz Mohammad, was arrested when a scanner sounded an alarm. The suspect was not found in possession of explosives,...
  • 'Man Arrested' in Karachi Airport Security Alert

    05/09/2010 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,719+ views
    BBCNews ^ | May 09th 2010
    'Man Arrested' in Karachi Airport Security Alert A man has been held at Karachi airport after batteries and an electrical circuit were found in his shoes as he tried to board a plane, reports say. Mohammad Munir, spokesman for the airport security force, said the civil engineer was arrested when a scanner sounded an alarm at the airport. He was scheduled to travel to the Omani capital Muscat on Thai Airways. The suspect was not found in possession of explosives, but Mr Munir described the circuit discovery as "worrying". He told AFP news agency: "After the machine gave the alarm,...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb suspect in custody - 12:16 p.m. Two arrested in Pakistan

    05/04/2010 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Syncro · 64 replies · 2,397+ views ^ | May 4, 2020 | Karin Brulliard
    Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb suspect in custody -- Live Updates 12:16 p.m. Two arrested in Pakistan ISLAMABAD -- An intelligence official who was not authorized to speak on the record said two arrests had been made in Karachi in connection with the bombing attempt. One arrested is named Tausif Ahmed, and he is believed to have traveled to the United States recently to meet with Shahzad, according to this official
  • FOX Breaking: Man arrested in Karachi in connection with Times Square bomber.

    05/04/2010 7:56:37 AM PDT · by libh8er · 62 replies · 1,742+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5.4.10
  • 9 dead, 45 injured in blast at Pune [India]'s German Bakery (Jews targeted)

    02/13/2010 11:04:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Nine people including one foreigner were killed and 45 injured in a suspected bomb blast in the German Bakery at Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram here this evening. Pune Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh said there were five women among the victims. The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 7:15pm. Initial reports have suggested that the Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast. "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune joint commissioner...

    03/07/2010 2:33:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 313+ views ^ | Sunday, 07 Mar, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi." SNIPPET: "Pennsylvania-born Abu Yahya is a US citizen and assumed to be a commander of foreign militants fighting in Afghanistan against the US. He was living with Osama Bin Ladin after 9/11 attacks in New York. His name is included in the top ten wanted on the CIA list. - DawnNews."
  • BREAKING...Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya arrested in Karachi (American Adam Gadahn!!)

    03/07/2010 9:39:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 153 replies · 855+ views
    dawn ^ | 3/7/10 | dawn
    <p>KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi.</p>
  • Exclusive: A U.S. Intelligence Breakthrough in the Persian Gulf? (Pure BS!)

    02/14/2010 2:08:01 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 939+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 2/14/2010 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    U.S. intelligence officials appear to have obtained access to what could turn out to be a significant trove of phone numbers, photographs and documents detailing the links between Al Qaeda's leaders in northwest Pakistan and the terror group's increasingly menacing affiliate in Yemen, two counter-terrorism sources tell Declassified. In late January, an Al Qaeda operative headed from Pakistan on his way to Yemen was arrested in the Persian Gulf country of Oman, a U.S. counter-terrorism official confirmed. There has been no public announcement of the arrest. But in a possible indication of the operative's importance, just a few days later,...
  • Report: Taliban's top military commander captured (in Karachi, Pakistan, in a raid)

    02/15/2010 9:00:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,009+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Taliban's top military commander has been captured in Pakistan in a joint operation by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence forces, The New York Times reported. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, described as the No. 2 behind Taliban founder and Osama bin Laden associate Mullah Muhammad Omar, has been in Pakistan's custody for several days, ... Baradar was captured in Karachi, Pakistan, in a raid by Pakistan's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, with CIA operatives accompanying the Pakistanis, the Times reported. Pakistan has been leading the interrogation of Baradar, but Americans were also involved, it said. ... If confirmed, Baradar's arrest...

    02/10/2010 11:49:03 PM PST · by Cindy · 27 replies · 953+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | PTI, 11 February 2010, 08:20am IST | n/a
    NEW DELHI: SNIPPET: "The US national, identified as Winston Marshal Carmichael, was detained late last night after CISF personnel found knife in his hand baggage during the security check when he was to leave for Doha in a Qatar Airways flight, official sources said. ( Watch Video ) Reminiscent of the case of terror suspect David Headley, arrested in Chicago in October last for allegedly plotting terror strikes in India, Carmichael is a convert from Christianity to Islam. The New York resident changed his religion some 40 years ago. Carmichael, who was flying to Doha in a Qatar Airways flight,...

    05/03/2003 1:04:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 180+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/03/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>May 3, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The recent capture of several major al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan has unearthed a terror plot to fly a plane or helicopter into the U.S. embassy in Karachi, sources said yesterday.</p> <p>An alert to U.S. pilots said, "This [terror] group has a fair-sized pilot cadre and the use of small aircraft requires far less skill and training than some larger aircraft."</p>

    01/15/2010 10:46:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 491+ views
    INTERNET ^ | 15 January 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The premier English-language jihadi forum has members in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad..."
  • Blast kills eight insurgents at Pakistan militant safe house

    01/08/2010 10:23:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 385+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/10 | Hasan Mansoor
    KARACHI (AFP) – Eight suspected insurgents were killed Friday when explosives intended for a bomb attack accidentally blew up, destroying a militant safe house in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi, police said. Guns, grenades and suicide vests were recovered from the house in a poor Karachi neighbourhood, which officials said was a den for Islamist insurgents involved in the escalating campaign of violence in the nuclear-armed nation. Karachi police chief Waseem Ahmad said that early intelligence suggested the militant cell had been planning to attack a court in the city, possibly when Interior Minister Rehman Malik was due to appear. In...
  • Eight killed in Karachi explosion (Work Accident)

    01/08/2010 4:09:52 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies · 398+ views
    The Nation ^ | 8 January 2010 | Wire
    A blast flattened a house being used by militants in Karachi on Friday, with eight people killed when explosives apparently detonated accidentally, police said. Guns, grenades and suicide vests were recovered from the house in the poor Baldia Town neighbourhood, while bodies were buried under the rubble as bomb disposal experts worked cautiously to clear the site.
  • Pakistani insurgency targets Shiites

    01/05/2010 8:46:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 185+ views
    Space War ^ | 01/05/2010 | UPI via Space War
    The militant insurgency that has taken an enormous human toll in many regions of Pakistan in recent months assumed a sectarian dimension last week as it turned its fury on the country's minority Shiite Muslims. In so doing, the militants added Karachi, the country's largest city, a major port and the financial center, and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir province, to its list of targeted cities for spreading mayhem. Prior to that, Karachi and Muzaffarabad had been spared the worst of the violence of the past four months in which hundreds have died, with civilians from all walks of life...
  • Pakistan: Riots erupt in Karachi after deadly bombing kills at least 30

    12/28/2009 9:02:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 321+ views ^ | 12/28/09 | staff
    Karachi, 28 Dec. (AKI) - By Syed Saleem Shahzad - Riots erupted in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Monday when a suicide attack killed at least 30 people and injured at least 80 during a Shia Muslim procession to mark the Ashura festival. It was the third and largest attack on a Shia congregation in Pakistan in the past three days. Hundreds of people had been part of the procession at the time of the bomb attack. Immediately after the explosion, marchers turned their anger on security forces and emergency workers. Pakistan's security forces had been on high...
  • Suicide Bomb Blast In Pakistan Caught on Tape - Video

    12/28/2009 1:28:26 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 925+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 28, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video showing the bomb blast of a suicide bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan during a parade marking one of the Shiites key holidays. At least twenty-five people were killed and dozens wounded...(Video)
  • ISI helped Taliban supremo Mullah Omar flee from Quetta to Karachi

    11/23/2009 1:27:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/20/2009 | PTI
    Fearing that Taliban supremo Mullah Omar might be targetted by US drones, Pakistan's ISI has helped him to flee from the border town of Quetta to the mega port city of Karachi, where he has established a new Shura council. One-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban recently found refuge from potential US attacks in Karachi with Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) assistance, the Washington Times reported quoting US intelligence officials. "Mullah Omar travelled to Karachi last month after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He inaugurated a new senior leadership council in Karachi, a city that so...
  • Fashion week in Karachi defying Taliban diktat

    11/07/2009 8:14:12 PM PST · by Saije · 2 replies · 340+ views
    India Today ^ | 11/6/2009 | Staff
    Fashionistas defied militant threats to celebrate couture culture in a Taliban-troubled conservative nation plagued with Islamic extremism as the Pakistani fashion fraternity gathered in the country's largest city for Karachi Fashion Week (KFW) that started on Wednesday. Intricate and colourful fabrics lit up the catwalk as bold models shrugged off all security fears as well as local social norms. The fashion week has attracted 35 top Pakistani designers including Deepak Perwani and Maheen Khan, who recently attended Milan Fashion Week. But staging the fashion week in Karachi was not trouble-free. It was postponed by almost a month due to the...

    09/03/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 697+ views
    SNIPPET - Quote: Pak raids unravel Taliban-drugs link ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities arrested 13 Islamist militants in separate raids that police said on Monday foiled major terrorist attacks and provided clues to how drug sales help fund the Taliban.
  • 25 vehicles fitted with explosives enter major cities

    07/07/2009 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 2,915+ views
    DAILY - DAILY TIMES MONITOR ^ | Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: LAHORE: Twenty-five explosive-laden vehicles have reportedly entered various major cities of the country, as the intelligence services launched search operations across all four provinces, a private TV channel reported on Monday. According to the channel, the vehicles could target sensitive government installments and other important buildings. The channel cited a notification issued by the Interior Ministry stating that suicide bombers along with the vehicles had entered Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi. The ministry ordered provincial authorities to immediately conduct search operations and impound the vehicles before any terrorist incident took place....
  • Taliban shoots 11 year-old Christian boy in head

    06/14/2009 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,455+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: June 14, 2009 Taliban shoots 11 year-old Christian boy in head Meanwhile, the Pakistani embassy in D.C. considers such stories "exaggerated." "Pakistan: Christians ready to die for their faith," from Spero News, June 14: An 11-year-old boy was shot in the head while attending church near Karachi. Christians live in dread of the Taliban, which is demanding conversion to Islam or death. ‘I am sorry I could not speak to you then because we were just about to begin the funeral service for Irfan, an 11 year-old boy who was shot in the...
  • Exposed Jihadis Put Pakistan on the Spot

    05/05/2009 1:03:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 562+ views
    Asia Times ^ | May 5, 2009 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    The high-profile arrest of a group of Pakistani militants in mid-April in the restive Afghan province of Helmand by the Afghan army and their subsequent handover to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for grilling exposed a jihadi network running to the heart of urban Pakistan. In the course of interrogation, the militants confessed to being recruited, trained and then launched into Helmand after spending some time in places such as the southern port city of Karachi and Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. They also gave details of their Pakistani leaders and their activities, including how these leaders could...
  • Pakistan: 11-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked During Taliban Assault on Christian Compound

    04/29/2009 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 11 replies · 605+ views
    Irfan Masih, the 11-year-old boy wounded on 22 April during a Taliban attack against Christians in Tiasar Town near Karachi, has died. In critical conditions from the start, the boy slipped away after five, agonisingly long days. Fr Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, the director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), led a delegation to the site of the attack. The group, made up of clergymen and lay people, visited the wounded in hospital and then met leaders of the Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM), the only Pakistani party that is opposed to the introduction of Sharia in the Swat Valley....
  • Pakistan: Karachi churches vandalized with "Long live the Taliban," "Long live Islam,"...

    04/24/2009 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Pakistan: Karachi churches vandalized with "Long live the Taliban," "Long live Islam," and "Christians, convert to Islam" Karachi (AsiaNews) – SNIPPET: "Fr Pervez Khalid, assistant parish priest at St Jude’s Parish Church, told AsiaNews that no one was killed in the attack but that six people had gunshot wounds. The situation is now under control, he added. Rangers and police and were patrolling the streets. Still people are very scared and dare not go out, especially after police advised them to stay in-door. Father D’Souza, parish priest at St Jude’s, visited the area where the attack took place. There, he...
  • Vanity: Pakistan-Sanctioned Terrorists Killed Americans; Shouldn't US Prohibit Paki's from US Entry?

    12/05/2008 3:01:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (vanity) | 6 December 2008 | AmericanInTokyo
    Tonight (Friday a.m. US time) Pakistan gave its official answer to India on the request to turn over to India ASAP Islamic terrorists based on Pakistan soil and operating out in the open. Our friend and good ally India has ramped up the pressure and now banned the entry of Pakistani nationals into it's country by land, sea or air.The massive terrorist attack in Mumbai had a strong element of not only India being targeted, but the United States as well. Our fellow Americans were sought out, and some were killed.All intelligence points to Pakistan as the base for these...