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  • Chemistry teacher defies Taliban in Bacha Khan University attack

    01/21/2016 11:06:25 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Dawn ^ | 1/20/2016 | Dawn
    CHARSADDA: A chemistry teacher who tried to protect his students by opening fire on Taliban militants during a deadly attack at the Bacha Khan University has been hailed as a "martyr" and a "gentleman". Lecturer Syed Hamid Hussain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, ordered his students to stay inside as Taliban gunmen stormed the school near the city of Peshawar on Wednesday, leaving at least 21 people dead. Students told of how he opened fire on gunmen as they rampaged across campus, giving the young people time to flee before he was cut...
  • 'No forgiveness' as Pakistan hangs men behind school massacre

    12/02/2015 4:31:24 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 02 December 2015 | AFP
    <p>Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taliban's massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved "no forgiveness" as the attack anniversary approached.</p> <p>The executions, which officials said were carried out Wednesday morning at a prison in the northwestern city of Kohat, were the first in connection with the December 16 attack on an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The army has put the final toll at 151 killed, 134 of them children.</p>
  • Barbarians of the faith: They are at the gates of both Peshawar and Paris

    01/09/2015 6:52:35 PM PST · by cold start · 12 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10 January 2015 | M.J. Akbar
    Another barbaric chapter of an epic conflict between the presence and promise of modernity, and the bitter, toxic romance of regression was written on January 7 in Paris. This war, raging across the world, is a confrontation between the lethal adrenalin of faith supremacy and belief that faith equality is the basis of civilised political and social stability. The epicentre of this war is within the Muslim successor states of the Mughal and Ottoman empires; but its destructive reach extends far beyond its immediate habitat. The warriors of this Islamic jihad are the masked vanguard of a movement that found...
  • Key suspect in 2008 Bombay bomb attacks freed by Pakistanis (day after Peshawar school attack)

    12/22/2014 5:16:22 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 Dec 2014 | Salman Masood
    A Pakistani court granted bail to a terrorist accused of planning the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, drawing loud protests from India. The suspect, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is a senior commander with Laskar-e-Toiba, the group behind the blitz of attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 166 people dead.The slow pave of th trial has been a contniuing source of contention with India, which accuses te Pakistani authorities of tacitly supporting Lashkar-e-Taiba. Mr. Lakhvi's lawyer, said his client had been granted a release on bond of $5000.Indian officials protested the release and called for it to be immediately reversed. The...
  • Taliban School Slaughter

    12/17/2014 8:05:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    The mind-numbing savagery of radical Islam plumbed new depths in Pakistan yesterday. Taliban terrorists shouting “Allahu akbar” attacked the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, slaughtering 142 people, including 132 children between the ages of six and 16. Another 10 staff members, including the principal, were also murdered. “They didn’t take any hostages initially and started firing in the hall,” said Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, a military spokesman.
  • In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children

    12/16/2014 6:38:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/14 | Sophia Saifi and Greg Botelho
    A deadly, hours-long siege of a school in northwest Pakistan ended Tuesday evening with all the Taliban militants responsible killed, at least 130 people -- most of them children -- dead and a country once again grasping for answers after a horrific attack. Six suicide bombers scaled the walls of Army Public School and Degree College in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar around 10 a.m. (midnight ET) intent on killing older students there, according to Mohammed Khurrassani, a spokesman for the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, or Pakistan Taliban. These Taliban had "300 to 400 people ... under their custody" at...
  • Militants change strategy for targeting government officials in Pakistan

    01/26/2014 4:56:32 PM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 27 January 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Lower Dir, 27 January 2014, Militants have changed their getups and they move to different residential areas after the operation in Fata and Baluchistan. Some of them start using shirts, paint to show him as modern. Some of militants also remove the hair and beard to hide their self in local communities. According to the source, militants left the tribal areas and use Bannu, DI khan and Hangu move other parts of Pakistan, they used unknown and unfamiliar ways of escaping the area. Some of them move also explosive vehicle for targeting government official. The source confirmed that the decision...
  • So called Bullet Proof cannot protect us from Terrorist Attacks

    01/14/2014 7:39:07 PM PST · by musarratullah · 3 replies
    own | 15 January 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 15 January 2014 Peshawar Police official issue warning to wear the Helmet and Jacket during official duty, but the official want to kill us through terrorism, because the Helmet and Jacket didn’t protect us saying the Peshawar Police officer whose want to didn’t mention his name because he worried that police official will target him after telling the truth to the media. According to him the EX IGP Malik Naveed buys the weapon, Helmet and Jacket for the KP police, but that’s not protecting us from bullets. He said that every police officer bring 25 kilograms Jacket , that...
  • Fire burns the old cloth market in Peshawar, 1 killed 3 injured

    01/11/2014 3:27:12 AM PST · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    own | 11 January 2014 | Musarrat Ullah Jan
    Peshawar, 11 January 2014, Electrical short circuit has burned the market in Peshawar, in the result of collapse of wall one person killed while three injured in the fire. The fire burns Saturday early morning in an old cloth market near Nothia Bazaar. According to the local police officer Sardar Hussain we received call on 4.45 that fire on two shops burn the shops and fire also damaged other shops. After the call we inform the Rescue worker and we reached the spot. The officer informs that we try to vacate the houses near to the market because fire burn...
  • 4 member of the Bomb Disposal Unit lost lives in Peshawar

    12/16/2013 3:06:15 AM PST · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own | 16 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 16 December 2013 “We lost our teacher in the blast, whose teach us how to defuse the IED “. It’s the wording of police cops who’s attached with a bomb disposal unit in Peshawar, whose didn’t want to show himself because of security reason. After the blast in police van at Sheikh Mohammadi road, he reached to the spot and when he hears about that in charge bomb disposal unit along with 4 other police member of BDU lost lives, he starts weeping. He was angry that robot and vehicle which are given to the police department by US...
  • KPK doctors ended their strike against the kidnapping of the doctors

    12/13/2013 11:09:08 AM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 14 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, the Provincial doctors association has ended their protest after meeting with chief minister Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Parvez Khattak. The announcement comes after a meeting in chief minister house on Saturday night. According to the detail groups of the doctor’s coordination committee has met the chief minister and discuss issues of the doctor safety & security. They also inform the CM KPK about the current situation of the doctor’s protest and said that doctors in KPK feel insecure after the kidnapping incident of Dr Amjad Takweem & Dr Mujahid Bangash. After these doctor kidnapping incidents provincial doctor associations & young doctors...
  • Why Grand Rapids Resident Tom Lee Says FBI Owes Him $25 Million for Osama bin Laden's Capture

    11/03/2013 4:23:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 03, 2013
    In 2003, eight years before Osama bin Laden was found and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs, Grand Rapids resident Tom Lee says he told federal investigators exactly where to find the world’s most wanted terrorist. That should qualify Lee for the $25 million award being offered for the successful capture of bin Laden, according to a letter his lawyers have sent to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James B. Comey. “It disturbs me, and it should disturb every American, that I told them exactly where bin Laden was in 2003, and they let him live another eight years,” Lee said...
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 52 at Pakistan (Christian) church

    09/22/2013 3:43:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2013
    A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 52 people and wounded over 100 Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. The bombing underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks a peace deal with domestic Taliban militants. It occurred as worshipers were coming out of the church in Peshawar city after services ...
  • Tehreek Taliban Pakistan has threatened tribe in Khyber agency

    09/23/2011 8:32:21 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 24 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 24 September 2011, Taliban has threatened the Koki Khel Tribe of Khyber agency for targeting, threat given through poster which was slump in Shah Kas area of Khyber agency. According to Tehreek Taliban Poster they will target the mosques, memorial services and the Hujra (living places) of Koki Khel tribe in Khyber agency. Taliban blame in their Poster that Koki Khel tribe allays with government of Pakistan, the elder of Koki Khel were made force against us in Terah Valley. According to letter force targeting Taliban in Terah Valley, because of Koki Khel tribe Taliban suffering so we will...
  • Blast occurred during Juma Prayers in Khyber agency

    08/19/2011 2:56:12 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 19 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 19 August 2011. According to local sources terrorist fix an explosive in Almadina Mosque Gundi village Jamrud, which blast during Juma Prayers, in result more than 40 people killed and 100 people injured in blast. After the blast local people send injured people to Hayat Abad Medical Complex and Khyber teaching hospital Peshawar for treatment. After explosion security forces cover the area for security.
  • People were departure Home Cities Because Of Militants Threatened.

    08/16/2011 8:38:44 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 8 replies ^ | 17 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 17 August 2011, Militants from Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were again united against the Aman Lashker (Peace Forces) in Mattani, they threatened families whose work with Aman Lashker for Peace and area. More then 10 families were goodbye Mattani because of Militants Threatened. This was disclosing by Shenshah, the relative of Ijaz Ahmed Khan whose lost life in 21 July 2011 Blast at Mattani. Shenshah is one of them whose leave his home city, because of Militants threatened and now he face problem. Shenshah is the Uncle of Ijaz Ahmed Khan and he leaves Mattani area two week before,...
  • Explosion occur in Charsadda, 6 people injured

    08/14/2011 7:44:38 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies ^ | 15 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 15 August 2011, a remote control bomb, which was fixing near Tableghi Mosque Nowshera Road Charsadda, was blast on Monday morning. According to local police terrorist hide the Explosive in Shopping Bag, fix at with the electric poll, which blast early in morning, in result 6 people injured in the blast. Blast creates heave noise in the area and people of the area out from their home, Blast partially damaged the nearest Car service station, also damage the electricity of the area. After the blast police cover the area and investigate the incident, its third Blast at Nowshera road...
  • TTP Commnder Escaped, 3 officer of central jail suspended

    08/13/2011 3:27:39 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies ^ | 13 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 13 August 2011. Provincial home department has issued ordered of three officer of central jail Peshawar. The action was taken after the TTP terrorist escaped yesterday from Peshawar University and three police cops was killed. According to ordered ShahJehan Huammani Supertaindent Jail, Deputy Supertaindent Jail Ajmal Khan and the Doctor of Jail Hospital Dr. Iftkher were suspended. Home Department also makes investigation team for the incident, why these officers send terrorist with out full security for treatment. The action has been taken by Chief Minister Notice the incident. Home Department issued order Khalid Abbas as Supertaindent and Maksood Khan...