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  • More than 70 killed in Isis suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan

    02/16/2017 10:55:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 16, 2017 | theguardian.com
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed at least 70 people and injured about 150 at a crowded shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday. Officials said a suicide bomber detonated the bomb among crowds gathered for the busiest day of the week at the shrine to Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a town in Sindh province.
  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Pakistani father sacrifices five children [his own] 'to gain magic powers

    01/11/2015 1:24:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday. Ali Nawaz Leghari, 40, killed the two girls and three boys, aged between three and 13 overnight Thursday in the village of Saeed Khan, 230 kilometres (140 miles) north of the city of Karachi. "The man's financial condition was bad but he was also learning black magic and it seems that he made the sacrifice to excel in the craft," police officer Qamaruddin Rahimo told AFP. -snip- Rahimo said that...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...
  • Karachi Airport Siege: Were the terrorists trying to hijack an Emirates Airline plane?

    06/09/2014 1:01:51 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    Daily Bhaskar ^ | 6/9/14 | NA
    Karachi: According to media reports, an Emirates Airline plane was caught in the middle of an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport with passengers on board on the tarmac. Though, as militants attacked the airport, Pakistani military forces boarded the Emirates plane and helped passengers and crew disembark. An Emirates spokesman said, “The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” Meanwhile, some of the media reports and Tweets by a person, who was stranded on the plane, show that the terrorists were probably trying to hijack the flight. Twitter user – Syed...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • Karachi: Christian family faced with blasphemy and forced conversion threats ( Pakistan )

    10/30/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Jibran Khan
    In September, the head of the family, Boota Masih, a 58-yeaer-old goldsmith, was killed, falsely accused of blasphemy. In fact, a business rival was behind the murder, and he is still free and unpunished. Meanwhile, armed men have threatened the victim's family, telling them to convert to Islam or face death. ... Everything began for the Masih family on 16 September when Muhammad Asif killed their main breadwinner after accusing him of blasphemy. The Muslim businessman attacked his victim at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi in broad daylight. Using a knife, he cut his throat, finishing him off with...
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    SCOTSMAN.com ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared “judging is only for Allah” and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held “radical Islamist beliefs” and showed they were “committed to acts of terrorism”. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • Karachi bombings linked with Daniel Pearl murder

    06/26/2012 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6/26/12 | staff
    An anti-terrorist judge in France has thrown weight behind claims that the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl and the bombing of French engineers in Karachi both had their roots in murky arms deals with Pakistani officials. By FRANCE 24 (text) In 2002, two brutal terrorist attacks targeting westerners in the Pakistani city of Karachi shocked the world. In January that year, the American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped before being beheaded in cold blood by his captors. A video was later released showing his execution. Three months later, on May 8, a bomber targeted a bus carrying French n
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Karachi: bellwether for Pakistan, a country on the brink

    01/01/2012 8:28:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2012 | stephanie nolen
    Karachi is one of the largest cities in the world, home to 17-million people, give or take a million. It is the economic engine of Pakistan, responsible for three-quarters of its economy. It is the bellwether for a precarious nation -- as Karachi goes, so goes Pakistan, they like to say here. It's also, according to a recent report from global human resources consulting firm Mercer, South Asia's lowest-ranking city for personal safety and the sixth most dangerous city in the world. It has had no elected government for more than 18 months, after the last one dissolved in bickering...
  • Karachi Woman Murders, Seeks to Cook Husband (Dreams of Polygamy Go to Pot ... Stew Pot!)

    11/25/2011 10:43:16 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 11/24/2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Karachi Woman Murders, Seeks to Cook Husband Pakistani police say a woman tried to cook her husband after murdering him for planning to take a second wife. By Gavriel Queenann Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman they say killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts, after he planned to take a second wife without her permission. According to family law in Islamic Pakistan, a man must get permission from his first wife before his second marriage, but the law is rarely observed. Police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah...
  • Megachurch rises in Pakistani city of Karachi

    11/20/2011 5:00:36 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    excerpt- St. Peter's of Karachi, which opened its doors this month and can fit around 5,000 people, is a sign of the resilience of a faith that has long suffered from state discrimination and attacks by extremists allied with al-Qaida and the Taliban.
  • In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai

    07/15/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 15 July 2011 | Praveen Swami
    In Karachi, jihadists plot war against Mumbai Praveen Swami Pakistani-American jihadist David Headley's testimony could cast light on who carried out the bombings in the city — and why. Four weeks after a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone ended his life on May 21, 2010, Said al-Masri's spoke to his followers from the grave, through a posthumous audio tape his followers posted online. “I bring you the good tidings,” al-Qaeda's third-in-command declared, “that last February's India operation was against a Jewish locale in the west of the Indian capital [sic., throughout], in the area of the German bakeries...
  • 12 killed in Karachi naval base raid

    05/23/2011 2:17:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/23/11
    Taliban gunmen armed with rockets and explosives stormed a major naval air base in the heart of Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, destroying two US-made surveillance aircraft and killing 12 personnel. It was the worst assault on a military base since the army headquarters was besieged in October 2009, piling further embarrassment on the armed forces three weeks after US troops killed Osama bin Laden under their noses. Up to 20 militants crept into the base in the teeming port city of Karachi from three sides under the cover of night late Sunday, officials said, triggering gunbattles and a series of...
  • WHAT IS OBAMA HIDING ABOUT HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MOHAMMED CHANDOO?

    02/13/2010 9:35:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 16 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Astute Bloggers ^ | 2/13/10 | The Astute Bloggers
    Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University. Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.... During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan. “Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and...
  • Sarkozy is asked to explain Pakistan bomb mystery

    11/18/2010 10:18:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Nov 18, 2010 | Thierry Leveque
    Sarkozy is asked to explain Pakistan bomb mystery By Thierry Leveque PARIS | Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:30pm IST PARIS (Reuters) - Victims' families on Thursday demanded that President Nicolas Sarkozy be called for questioning about a 2002 bomb attack in Pakistan that killed 11 French people. A new line of inquiry into the bombing has brought up possible links to a murky affair of commissions paid for a Pakistani submarine order when Sarkozy was budget minister. Presidential immunity means Sarkozy can refuse to be questioned while in office, and he has already publicly dismissed any link between the attack...
  • Taliban kill 18 in suicide assault on police headquarters in Karachi

    11/11/2010 2:05:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | November 11, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    The Taliban took credit for a deadly suicide assault on a police headquarters in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi today. Sixteen people were killed in the attack and more than 100 were wounded. A Taliban assault team attacked the Crime Investigation Department headquarters in a secured area of Karachi. Taliban fighters armed with assault rifles attack the building and battled with police before a massive truck bomb was detonated inside the CID compound. The truck bomb, which is estimated to have carried more than 2,000 pounds of explosives, destroyed the building. Police have confirmed that 18 people have been killed...