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Pakistan Violence

Gunmen Kill Prominent Women's Rights Activist In Pakistan

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the coun...

Gunmen Kill 20 Workers At Dam Construction Site In Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTER | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in restive southwestern Pakistan shot and killed at least 20 workers early Saturday at a dam construction site, the d...

Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the jihadis on December 27, 2007 after addressing a rally where she repeated her warnings about the Taliban and other extremist groups. Today, events such as the recent massacre of school children in Peshawar, reflect what Bhutto was warning against. Extremist Islamist ideologues opposed her because as a western-educated Muslim woman leader she symbolized all that the jihadis hate.

Pakistani Family Murdered In Honor Killing

AP | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Wednesday were looking for four men believed to have killed a couple and their four children as retribution for a ...

Mob Lynches Christian Couple In Pakistan, Dozens Arrested

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan arrested dozens of people on Wednesday after a mo...

Pakistan Airstrikes Hit Taliban Hideouts, Killing At Least 65

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes struck five militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 65 insurgent...

Pakistani Girl Hacked To Death By Her Family After Marrying Without Consent

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 17-year-old girl and her husband were killed by her family for marrying without its consent, and another young woman was burned a...

Plane Comes Under Fire At Pakistani Airport, Casualties Reported

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the...

Grenades Go Off In Movie Theater, Killing 11 In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED and RIAZ KHAN | Posted 04.13.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants threw grenades into a crowded movie theater in northwestern Pakistan, killing 11 people, officials said, in an ...

Intra-Faith Muslim Violence Soars In Pakistan

Religion News Service | Naveed Ahmad | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (RNS) Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. On Nov. 1...

Pakistani Officials Seize 100 Tons Of Bomb-Making Materials

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

By Gul Yousufzai QUETTA, Pakistan Aug 20 (Reuters) - Security forces seized 100 tons of bomb-making material from Quetta, one of Pakis...

Pakistani Gunmen Kill At Least 6 In Attack On Mosque

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan -- Gunmen shot to death six people and wounded 15 in an attack on a former provincial minister outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan...

Pakistani Man Risks Live To Keep MASSIVE Moustache

Agence France Presse | Jennie Matthew | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Pakistani businessman Malik Amir Mohammad Khan Afridi has been kidnapped, threatened with death, forcibly displaced and lives apart from his family: a...

Bombing Kills Teens Playing Soccer In Karachi

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Aug 7 (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a poor district of Pakistan's financial hub of Kara...

Taliban Militants Free Hundreds Of Inmates From Pakistani Prison

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani lawmakers elected a textiles magnate Tuesday to be the next president of a country plagued by Islamic ext...

Gunmen Attack Pakistani Prison Holding Hundreds Of Militants

Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Reuters reports that gunmen have launched an attack on a prison in Pakistan: Gunmen launch major attack on a Pakistani prison holding hundreds of m...

Dozens Killed After Bombs Rip Through Busy Market In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A pair of bombs tore through crowds of shoppers at a busy market in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 39 people, offic...

Democratic Delusions

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

Democracies differ from tyrannies by their ability to make peace with modern pluralism. And by this test, Pakistan -- a self-declared Muslim state devoted to upholding Sunni Islam -- represents a loathsome retreat into sectarian terror.

Car Bomb Kills 12 In Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police vehicle passed in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killi...

Bombings At Pakistan Mosques Kill 15

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Bombs that exploded outside two mosques in a village in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 15 people Friday, underlining the ...

Pakistan Set For Historic, Unpredictable Election

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star ...

New Wave Of Deadly Bombings Ahead Of Pakistani Vote

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend's election killed three people Friday in northwest...

Gunmen Abduct Former Pakistani Prime Minister's Son

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan's nationwide election, capped Thursd...

Pakistani Party Leader Among 7 Killed In Double Bombings

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and ABDULLAH KHAN | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Three bombings in northwest Pakistan targeting individuals involved in this week's national elections killed 18 people on...

Explosion At Pakistani Campaign Rally Kills At Least 16

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A bomb blast tore through a political rally held by an Islamist party in northwest Pakistan Monday, in an attack claimed ...