Pakistan foils airbase attacks, 5 killed

2014-08-15 13:23

Gunmen have attacked two airbases in south-western Pakistan before being repelled by security forces, who killed at least five of the assailants, the military says.

Karachi airport under second attack

2014-06-10 11:31

A security academy at Karachi's airport has come under attack, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taliban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people.

Strikes on 'terrorist hideouts' kill 15 in Pakistan

2014-06-10 07:38

At least 15 people have been killed as Pakistan carried out early morning air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district, the military says, a day after a brazen Taliban assault on Karachi airport.

Pakistan's main airport attacked, 21 dead

2014-06-09 06:19

Heavily armed militants have launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi, leaving at least 21 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege.

Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

2014-04-24 09:45

A bomb targeting a local police official has killed at least four people and wounded 15 others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police say.

Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market

2014-04-09 08:46

A bomb has ripped through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials say, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.

Gun, grenade feud kills 14 in Karachi

2014-03-12 13:59

Rival gangs have opened fire and lobbed grenades in a notoriously violent district of Pakistan's financial hub, Karachi, killing 14 people.

Pakistan attacks Taliban hideouts, 30 killed

2014-02-25 10:01

Pakistani fighter jets have bombarded Taliban hideouts in the troubled northwest, killing at least 30 in the fourth airstrikes since peace talks stalled.

Bombing kills 14 at Pakistan bus station

2014-02-24 08:01

A bomb planted at a busy bus terminal near a police station in northwest Pakistan has killed 14 people and wounding 15 near the country's lawless tribal region, authorities say.

Pakistan: Second Taliban bomb attack kills 10

2014-01-20 08:20

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near North Waziristan, police say.

Soldier killed in firing on Kashmir border

2013-10-28 10:42

India says one of its soldiers has been killed after Pakistan troops fired across the border in Kashmir, the latest in a series of deadly flareups in the disputed Himalayan region.

Lahore bombing kills one, wounds 13

2013-10-10 12:00

A bomb has exploded in a bustling food market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, killing one person and wounding 13 others, officials say.

Bomb hits Pakistan polio campaign

2013-10-07 11:03

A bomb has hit a police van protecting a polio vaccination team in northwest Pakistan, killing two people and wounding 12 others, police say.

Anti-Taliban leader attacked, 15 dead

2013-10-03 10:07

At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a pro-government militia commander in Pakistan's lawless northwestern tribal area, security forces say.

Militants kill 3 construction workers in Pakistan

2013-09-25 10:05

Militants have attacked an irrigation dam under construction in northwest Pakistan killing three workers and kidnapping at least two others, officials say.

Christians protest deadly church bombings

2013-09-23 10:01

Angry Pakistani Christians have denounced the deadliest attack ever in this country against members of their faith as the death toll from the church bombings climbed to 81 overnight.

Bomb wounds 11 outside Pakistan girls' school

2013-09-05 11:27

A bomb has wounded 11 people, mostly children, when it exploded outside a Pakistani girls' school, a doctor says.

Death toll rises to 2 in Pakistan bombing

2013-08-23 10:04

The death toll in a roadside bomb attack targeting troops in Pakistan's port city of Karachi has risen to two, officials say.

India troops wounded 6 civilians: Pakistan

2013-08-16 14:07

A Pakistani military has accused Indian troops of firing across the disputed Kashmir border and wounding six civilians, the latest in a series of alleged attacks.

Pakistani soldiers kill 5 Indian troops

2013-08-07 10:01

India's army says five of its soldiers have been killed and another wounded when Pakistani troops fired at a patrol near the cease-fire line in a disputed region of Kashmir.

Taliban frees prisoners in jail attack

2013-07-30 09:00

Taliban insurgents armed with mortars and grenades have launched a major attack on a jail in northwest Pakistan, escaping with 230 prisoners including hardline militants.

Afghans, Pakistan clash over peace efforts

2013-07-03 15:00

Kabul and Islamabad have traded insults over the war with the Taliban, plunging their relations to a new low at a key juncture in efforts to search for peace before Nato withdraws.

Bomb targets top judge in Karachi, 4 dead

2013-06-26 09:04

A bomb attack has targeted a senior judge in Karachi, killing at least four people on a busy street during morning rush hour in Pakistan's business capital, officials say.

Gas cylinder blast on Pakistan school bus

2013-05-25 13:06

At least 17 children have been burned to death in eastern Pakistan after a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police say.

Bombs at mosques in Pakistan kill 10

2013-05-17 13:02

Police say bombings at two mosques in northwest Pakistan have killed at least 10 people.


Pakistan army begins ground offensive

2014-06-30 12:08

The Pakistani army says it launched a ground offensive in a northwestern city considered a key Taliban stronghold after two weeks of aerial bombing in the region.

Bodies of Karachi airport workers found after siege

2014-06-10 10:07

The charred bodies of Karachi airport workers who phoned their families as they hid in a cold-storage facility that was engulfed in flames during a Taliban attack have been recovered by Pakistani authorities.

Pakistan airport cleared of militants after 28 killed

2014-06-09 10:13

Twenty-eight people have been killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests.

US doctor shot dead in Pakistan

2014-05-27 08:30

A US volunteer cardiologist has been shot dead in Pakistan, a member of his minority Ahmadi community says, in the latest attack on a group that says it is Muslim but whose religion is rejected by the state.

Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

2014-04-22 12:41

Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan have killed eight people, including five policemen, officials say.

Pakistan's Musharraf survives hit attempt

2014-04-03 09:10

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off along the route his convoy travelled.

11 killed in attack on Pakistan court

2014-03-03 08:53

Gunmen have burst into a court in a busy shopping area in the centre of the Pakistani capital killing at least 11 people, including a judge, police and witnesses say.

Gunmen kill senior Taliban commander

2014-02-24 11:06

Unidentified gunmen have killed a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban who had a government bounty on his head, officials and family say.

25 killed as Pakistan bombs Taliban hideouts

2014-01-21 17:55

Pakistani jets have bombarded suspected Taliban hideouts in a northwestern tribal district, killing at least 25 people, in response to two major bombings targeting the military.

Pakistan report: civilian death toll by drones

2013-10-31 13:32

The Pakistani government have stated that 3% of 2 227 people killed in US drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure says some groups.

India says 10 wounded by Pakistan gunfire

2013-10-25 12:28

An Indian official says at least 10 civilians have been wounded as Pakistani troops fired guns and mortar shells at more than a dozen Indian border posts overnight in Kashmir.

Afghan Taliban supporting Pakistan militants

2013-10-07 12:01

The Afghan Taliban are financially supporting Pakistani militants at war with Islamabad and providing sanctuary for them in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban's spokesperson says.

Prayers for Malala Nobel a secret in Pakistan

2013-10-07 09:04

In Malala Yousafzai's home town in Pakistan, schoolfriends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this week - but they dream in secret, under pressure from a deeply ambivalent society.

12 dead as militants attack army in Kashmir

2013-09-26 14:03

Suspected militants dressed in army fatigues have attacked a police station and an army barracks in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, killing 10 people.

Rebels kill soldier at Indian Kashmir market

2013-09-23 11:02

Suspected militants have shot and killed a paramilitary soldier and critically wounded another in a busy market in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, police say.

Several injured in Indian Kashmir clashes

2013-09-20 15:08

Several people have been injured in Indian Kashmir when government forces thwarted a procession to a southern town reeling under curfew, police and witnesses say.

Kashmir militants threaten surge in attacks

2013-08-28 08:00

Kashmiri militants are threatening an "unprecedented" surge in attacks on Indian targets as deadly skirmishes imperil any rapprochement between Pakistan's new government and New Delhi.

Officer killed by Indian gunfire: Pakistan

2013-08-21 15:01

The Pakistani military says one of its officers had been killed by Indian troops firing across the disputed border in the Kashmir region.

Suicide bomber targets Pakistan funeral

2013-08-08 17:18

Police say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a funeral for a policeman in southwestern Pakistan has risen to 38, including a senior officer.

Pakistan presidential election poll starts

2013-07-30 10:00

Pakistani lawmakers have began voting for a new president, marking an end to the five-year term of outgoing Asif Ali Zardari whose party lost May's general elections.

Pakistan 'confused' over terrorism problem

2013-07-05 11:06

Suspected Islamic militants have killed at least 160 people during the new Pakistani government's first month in office, fuelling concern that leaders lack a strategy against extremism.

US drone kills 16 in Pakistan attack

2013-07-03 08:04

Unmanned US aircraft have fired four missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn, killing 16 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials say.

Double attack in Pakistan kills 25

2013-06-15 20:01

At least 25 people have been killed in southwest Pakistan after militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors, say officials.

Rickshaw bomb kills 12 in Pakistan

2013-05-23 12:07

A bomb planted in a rickshaw has torn through a vehicle used by security forces in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 12 people, police say.

Gunmen kill Nato driver in Pakistan

2013-05-16 11:00

Gunmen have killed the driver of a Nato supply truck driving through northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, local officials say.

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