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  • Brig Ali planned attack on(Pakistani Army)GHQ with F-16 plane

    03/02/2012 9:38:31 PM PST · by U-238 · 23 replies
    The Nation ^ | 3/2/2012 | The Nation Monitoring
    Brigadier Ali Khan, currently facing court martial for alleged links with the banned Hizbut Tahrir, had conspired with an air force pilot to bomb the General Headquarters with an F-16 jet during a conference of the corps commanders, reported BBC on Thursday. Brig Ali Khan was arrested last year on suspicion of having contacts with the Hizbut Tahrir. He has been accused of trying to stage a rebellion against the government and planning an attack on the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. His family has denied the charges. Major Suhail Akbar, a prosecution witness, said in his statement that Khan and...
  • Another alleged blasphemer reportedly killed in Pakistan

    03/06/2011 2:53:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | March 5, 2011 | Staff
    Islamabad - Another alleged blasphemer has become a victim of Pakistan's controversial religious laws, media reported on Saturday. The killing occurred on Friday, two days after the assassination of the minority affairs minister who had criticised the nation's blasphemy laws. The Dawn newspaper said Mohammad Imran was killed by masked gunmen in a shop near a bus stop in Danada village of Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjacent to the capital Islamabad. Imran had been charged with blasphemy in April 2009 for allegedly making insulting remarks about prophet Mohammed during a discussion in a village cafe. He and another defendant were...

    06/01/2010 2:41:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 818+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | May 31, 2010 | by Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Monday, May 31, 2010 Christian Woman Kidnapped in Pakistan Escapes Impoverished father had received ultimatum from employer who loaned him money By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a Christian woman who was kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim farmer and told to convert to Islam amid a dispute over a loan said today (Monday, May 31, 2010) she has returned home after weeks of “captivity and torture.” Sania James (Photo: Compass) Sania James, 33, was kidnapped April 5...

    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,...
  • Suicide bombers assault mosque in Rawalpindi, kill 40

    12/05/2009 1:22:49 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 680+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | December 4, 2009 8:26 AM | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The Taliban have struck again in the heart of Pakistan's military garrison city of Rawalpindi. A Taliban suicide assault team estimated at between three to five men entered a mosque in the city and opened fire on the worshippers and detonated their vests, killing 40 and wounding 83 more. The attack killed two senior generals and wounded another. Two of the members of the suicide assault team have been killed. The assault team was not interested in taking hostages or negotiations, according to the Pakistani military. "They exploded bombs inside the mosque," Major General Athar Abbas, the top military...

    11/14/2009 11:55:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 1,918+ views - from THE SUNDAY TIMES ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nicola Smith in Rawalpindi
    SNIPPET: "An Irish jihadist living in Pakistan’s Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan. Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry, told The Sunday Times he is undergoing weapons training in Pakistan’s mountainous tribal region in order to fight jihad against the enemies of Islam. His dream is to face a British soldier in combat, although he would “settle” for an American, he said. “I’m already on the path to jihad. I’ve already picked up a gun and done...
  • Blast outside hotel in Pakistan garrison city

    11/01/2009 10:41:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 1,115+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | November 2. 2009
    <p>An explosion rocked the compound of a four-star hotel just off a main boulevard in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi on Monday and there were reports of casualties, police said. "According to initial reports the blast took place in the compound of the hotel. Our teams are there, they are updating us on the details," police officer Mohammed Akhlaq told AFP by telephone.</p>
  • Gunmen Open Fire Near Pakistan’s Army HQ [Breaking News]

    10/09/2009 11:24:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 66 replies · 5,048+ views
    NBCNews ^ | October 09th 2009
    Gunmen Open Fire Near Pakistan’s Army HQ ‘Intense’ gunbattle leaves top officers trapped inside, official says BREAKING NEWS NBC News and news services ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Gunmen have opened fire near the army's headquarters outside the capital of Islamabad, a Pakistani military official said Saturday. NBC News reported that the assault sparked a shootout and that "intense" fighting was ongoing. A senior army officer said troops were returning fire and top officers were trapped inside. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
  • 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....
  • Pakistani Muslim mob demands death for Christian activist accused of 'blasphemy'

    02/01/2009 12:47:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 740+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | January 30, 2009 | By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, January 30, 2009 Pakistani Muslim mob demands death for Christian activist accused of ‘blasphemy’ By Dan Wooding and Sheraz Khurram Khan Special to ASSIST News Service RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- In an apparent attempt to influence court proceedings, a huge Muslim mob gathered outside a court in Rawalpindi on Friday, January 30, as it heard the case of Hector Aleem, a Christian activist, who was arrested on January 22 under Pakistan’s most abused blasphemy laws. Muslim protesters shouted slogans against Hector Aleem and demanded that the accused be given death sentence....
  • Twin blasts rock Rawalpindi, no casualties reported

    06/30/2008 11:21:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 81+ views
    Times of India ^ | Jun 30 2008, 1116 hrs IST,PTI | staff
    ISLAMABAD: Two massive explosions occurred on Monday in the cantonment area of the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi. There were no details of casualties. The blasts were so powerful that they were heard in the nearby capital of Islamabad. The Aaj TV channel reported that the blasts had caused extensive damage to a building housing office of Income Tax department. Several ambulances were seen rushing to the scene of the blasts. Further details were immediately not available.
  • Airline terror trial: 'Heathrow, Canary Wharf and nuclear plants in bomb plot'

    04/05/2008 12:18:40 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 455+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/5/2008 | Sean O'Neill and David Byers
    Attacks on nuclear power stations, oil and gas terminals, Canary Wharf and Heathrow’s control tower were being considered by leaders of the plot to blow up seven transatlantic airliners in mid-flight, a court was told yesterday. Documents found on computer memory sticks at the home of an alleged terrorist ringleader contained a list of targets across Britain – including the gas pipeline between Britain and Belgium. The man, Assad Sarwar, was said to be in contact with terrorist leaders overseas and visited Pakistan a month before his arrest as preparations for the airline attacks were being finalised. Peter Wright, QC,...
  • Several dead in blast outside Bhutto rally [Update: Bhutto has died]

    12/27/2007 4:27:20 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 108 replies · 195+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2007
  • Blasts Near Pakistani Capital Kill 15

    09/03/2007 10:54:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 173+ views
    AP ^ | September 4, 2007 | MUNIR AHMAD
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - A powerful bomb ripped through a bus carrying employees from the armed forces, while a device tied to a motorcycle went off in a commercial district near Pakistan's capital Tuesday, authorities and local media said. At least 15 people were killed in the blasts. The first bomb exploded on a bus traveling through Rawalpindi, a garrison city about seven miles southwest of Islamabad, killing at least 10 people, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said. In addition to the dead, several people were injured.
  • 600 ‘suicide bombers’ lurking in twin cities (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 5:53:09 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 46 replies · 1,956+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Sharif Khan
    “Around 600 students of Jamia Hafsa and Jamia Fareedia have not returned to their homes after the Lal Masjid operation. These are the people called ‘missing students’ and they are hiding in madrassas and mosques in and around the two cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. They are walking bombs and are determined to blow themselves up any time, anywhere,” said a source directly involved in the ongoing investigation of suicide blasts in the country.Lal Masjid prayer leader Maulana Abdul Aziz said that five to six hundred students of the two madrassas had been trained, equipped and brainwashed to carry out suicide...
  • Musharraf plane fired on -Pakistan security official

    07/06/2007 2:10:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 824+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | July 6, 2007 | Mian Khursheed
    Excerpt - ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Reuters) - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's plane was fired on as it took off on Friday from a military airfield in Rawalpindi, an intelligence officer said, contradicting official denials. Musharraf's plane arrived safely in the southwestern town of Turbat, where the president visited flood victims, and the military denied there had been any attack. But an intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there had been an unsuccessful attempt on Musharraf's life, and no arrests were made. A Reuters photographer saw two large guns mounted on the roof of a two-storey house in the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.20.05

    12/20/2005 2:25:55 PM PST · by GretchenM · 91 replies · 2,149+ views, ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush signed H.R. 2520, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, to expand federal support of [I assume this means: existing lines of] embryonic stem cell research. Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, on a multi-purpose visit in Pakistan, cut short their trip so the VP could cast a tie-breaking Senate vote on deficit reduction if necessary. Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • Al-Qaida camp in Pakistan?

    06/17/2005 11:59:35 AM PDT · by Saberwielder · 29 replies · 517+ views
    UPI ^ | June 17, 2005 | Arnaud de-Borchgrave
    Commentary: Al-Qaida camp in Pakistan? By Arnaud de BorchgraveUPI Editor at LargeJun. 17, 2005 at 1:39PM Washington, Jun. 17 (UPI) — No sooner did the FBI arrest two Pakistani-Americans, father and son, in Lodi, Calif., and allege the young man, Hamid Hayat, 22, was trained at an al-Qaeda terrorist training camp near Rawalpindi, Pakistan, than Islamabad's military regime went into deep denial. How could Osama bin Laden's terrorists operate a training facility near the army's principal garrison town where President Pervez Musharraf has his residence at Army House? The very idea was too ridiculous to be taken seriously.Think again. According...
  • The Deceptive Cloak of Musharraf's Enlightened Moderation

    06/14/2005 5:25:29 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 16 replies · 614+ views
    SA Tribune ^ | June 14, 2005 | Husain Haqqani
    The Deceptive Cloak of Musharraf's Enlightened ModerationBy Husain HaqqaniWASHINGTON, June 15: The arrest in California of a Pakistani father and son allegedly linked to terrorism highlights, once again, the superficiality of the Pakistani regime’s rhetoric about changing the country’s direction. So far no evidence has been presented by US officials of the California detainees being linked to Al-Qaeda, except an affidavit by one of the accused admitting to attending a militant training camp near Rawalpindi. It is possible that the Pakistanis arrested in California turn out to be innocent of Al-Qaeda links, joining the ranks of hundreds of Muslims caught...
  • New Questions About Al Qaeda Training Camps in Pakistan

    06/08/2005 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 29 replies · 1,570+ views
    ABC7 ^ | June 8, 2005 | ABC News
    New Questions About Al Qaeda Training Camps in Pakistan ( By ABCNEWS Original Report June 8 — The arrest of two suspected al Qaeda agents in Lodi, Calif., today raises new concerns about the existence of al Qaeda training camps inside Pakistan. According to an FBI affidavit, one of the suspects, Hamid Hayet, admitted to attending an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan for six months in 2003 and 2004. His father, Umer Hayat, also in custody, told agents that he had visited other operational training camps around Pakistan. "Wiping out the training camps in Afghanistan was one of the...