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Did the Lahore attack drift Civil, Military apart?

In the recent years of Pakistan’s war on terrorism, the government has increased the force of its measures in response to particularly severe attacks. A real crackdown against terrorists and their facilitators only began after the attack on Karachi Airportthat compelled the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to abandon its ill-fated peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). It …

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Lahore, Pakistan: 72 dead, 340 injured in terror attack

Lahore, Pakistan: 72 dead, 340 injured in terror attack

At least 72 people were killed and more than 233 injured when a suicide bomb ripped through the parking space of a crowded park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday, officials said. Dozens of ambulances were seen racing to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, situated near Allama Iqbal Town, with many women and children among the dead and wounded. Rescue …

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USA’s “Random” shootings not so random anymore

USA's "Random" shootings not so random anymore

Picking targets seemingly at random, a gunman went on a hours-long rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Saturday night, driving around the city and opening fire on unsuspecting victims — a woman outside an apartment complex, a father and son eyeing cars at an auto dealership, a group of women parked at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Six people died, and another two …

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FPI identifies key US failures in dealing with Afghanistan

FPI identifies key US failures in dealing with Afghanistan

“We have made gains over the past year that will put Afghanistan on a better path,” said Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on January 27, in a message of congratulations to outgoing commander Gen. John Campbell. But the upbeat pronouncements of top administration officials are inconsistent with nearly all the information coming out of Afghanistan. On the day after Carter’s …

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28 killed in Cameroon suicide attack

28 killed in Cameroon suicide attack

Suicide bombers targeting a town in northern Cameroon killed 28 people and wounded 65 on Monday, one of the worst attacks yet in the Central African nation as it struggles to contain an overflow of violence blamed on Nigeria’s Boko Haram. State-owned radio and local officials said four explosions struck a busy market and entrances to the town of Bodo, …

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World will celebrate the coming of the new year

World will celebrate the coming of the new year

Disrupted terrorist plots. Increased police presence. Warnings to stay alert. Fears of terrorism and stepped-up security provide a sobering backdrop to planned New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world. In the United States, federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations, including New York’s Times Square and the Rose Bowl festivities near Los Angeles. In Belgium and …

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Number of casualties to increase in Lahore building collapse

Number of casualties to increase in Lahore building collapse

Rescue crews resumed digging through the rubble of a collapsed factory in Lahore Friday as officials said they expected to find at least two dozen more bodies, with the death toll standing at 26. More than 100 survivors have already been pulled from the debris of the four-storey Rajput Polyester polythene bag factory near Lahore after it came crashing down …

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3 Pakistani soldiers injured in skirmishes with Afghan forces

3 Pakistani soldiers injured in skirmishes with Afghan forces

The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Angoor Adda was sealed after clashes between the armed forces of both the neighbouring countries on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning that resulted in injuries to three Pakistani security personnel. Though the Pakistani military authorities denied it, there were reports that three Pakistani security personnel were killed and five others injured in clashes …

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Where has Pak NAP reached

Where has Pak NAP reached

Pakistan instituted the twenty-point National Action Plan (NAP) on Dec. 24, 2014, as a comprehensive, consolidated list of steps needed to be taken by the state and law enforcement institutions to curb terrorism and extremism in the country. For Pakistan to finally take this step, it took a horrendous attack on schoolchildren at the Army Public School in Peshawar that …

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Protesting IDPs killed in firing by troops

Protesting IDPs killed in firing by troops

A displaced man was killed and six others were injured when troops opened fire at protesters in Bakakhel Camp in the Bannu Frontier Region on Sunday. A police official at Bannu District Headquarters Hospi­tal told Dawn that the body of 22-year-old Rahmat­ullah as well as the injured protesters had been brought to the emergency ward. Officials said clashes broke out …

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