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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Huge blast in Pakistan vegetable market threatens talks with Taliban

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... talks A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad yesterday, killing at least 20 people, police said, in the latest violence to hit government peace talks ... tries to negotiate an end to the Pakistani Taliban's campaign of violence. Talks began between government and Taliban in February, but more than 160 people have been killed in attacks since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1471553/bomb-kills-20-injures-70-market-near-islamabad
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi gang members kill 15 passers-by in attack outside market

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... said supporters of a gang leader killed overnight in a shoot-out with police were behind the violence. Television footage from the scene showed ambulances taking the wounded to hospitals ... operations by the paramilitaries and police result in days of armed clashes, disrupting civilian life but not ending the violence, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448019/karachi-gang-members-kill-15-passers-attack-outside-market
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi police living in shadow of death, with 44 slain this year

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... was brought in last September to oversee a new campaign to bring down the violence plaguing the city. Police have been killed on their way to and from work. In two of the most shocking attacks, ... officers in February. To be sure, the Pakistani Taliban are not the only driver of the violence in the city. Karachi has been a cauldron of ethnic and political tension for decades. Samina Ahmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448021/karachi-police-living-shadow-death-44-slain-year
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban declare a one-month ceasefire to revive peace talks

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government and impose sharia law. Attacks have been on the rise since Sharif came to power in May, promising a negotiated end to violence. Senior Taliban ... However, violence earlier yesterday showed how difficult it could be for the Taliban to enforce a ceasefire, let alone for the two sides to forge a peace deal. Militants killed 12 members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438310/pakistani-taliban-declare-one-month-ceasefire-revive-peace-talks
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    UN chief condemns ‘escalating’ violence in Pakistan

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Sunday he was “appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan,” after 19 Shiite pilgrims died ... cruel acts of violence cannot be justified by any cause or grievance,” the statement emphasised, saying the perpetrators “should be brought to justice.” Ban assured Pakistan’s government and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1116481/un-chief-condemns-escalating-violence-pakistan
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Car bomb kills at least 11 policemen and wounds 47 others in Karachi: Pakistani officials

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 02:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... said. The attack came as Pakistan has been locked into negotiations with the Taliban aimed at ending a seven-year insurgency, with the level of violence in the country showing no signs ... a city of 18 million people which contributes 42 per cent of Pakistan’s GDP, has also been plagued by sectarian, ethnic and political violence for years. Pakistan has endured a bloody start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427097/car-bomb-kills-least-11-policemen-and-wounds-47-others-karachi-pakistani
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani policeman and train passengers killed in separate bombing attacks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... providing security to the teams administering polio drops to children have been killed in Pakistan in different incidents of violence since December 2012. The latest campaign, which started early ... died in Islamist-linked violence since then. Three carriages were derailed on Sunday and two of them were severely damaged by the force of the explosion. A senior railways official Sikandar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429081/pakistani-policeman-and-train-passengers-killed-separate-bombing-attacks
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Suicide bomber kills 19 at Pakistan mosques

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... for sectarian violence against minority Shiites. “It was a suicide attack which targeted Shiites but Sunni Muslims also fell victim since their mosque and some shops were also very close to the site,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1141222/suicide-bomber-kills-19-pakistan-mosques
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan court suicide attack leaves 11 dead, 24 wounded

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13pm by Reuters

    ... a series of attacks and counter-attacks by the army and insurgents. Observers say striking a deal with the central leadership would not stop the violence because many fridge militant groups operate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439319/pakistan-court-suicide-attack-leaves-11-dead-24-wounded
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Nawaz Sharif slams Taliban’s claim it executed 23 abducted soldiers

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:48pm by AFP

    ... in Islamist-linked violence since the talks began, leading to pressure from some critics for military action against Taliban strongholds in the northwest. “Our soldiers are being killed and this is the worst ... tribal areas which could cause the violence to escalate elsewhere. “A military operation in the tribal area will eliminate only 40 per cent of the terrorists but their major leaders are residing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429706/pakistan-peace-talks-hit-alleged-killing-23-soldiers

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