25 die in Pakistan bus, hospital bombings

Firefighters extinguish the blaze that gutted the former home of founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah early yesterday. Photo: AFP

At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:12am

Roadside bomb kills 13 in southwest Pakistan

Pakistani security officials examine the destroyed vehicle used by security forces following a bomb attack on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province, on Thursday. Photo: AFP

A roadside bomb killed 11 security personnel and two civilians on Thursday in southwestern Pakistan where separatist rebels have for decades been battling to control the region’s natural gas and other resources.

23 May 2013 - 4:17pm

Bomb attacks wound 17 in Pakistan

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb explosion in Satellite Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of restive Balochistan province, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Bomb attacks wounded 17 people in Pakistan on Wednesday and targeted an election candidate in the run-up to historic general elections in the nuclear-armed country, police said.

The first attack wounded 13 people near a Shiite Muslim mosque and a private hospital in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:42pm

Top Pakistan court demands strategy to protect Shiites

Pakistani Shiite Muslims hold candles during a vigil for the 87 victims killed in a massive bombing in southwest Pakistan's Quetta. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistan’s top court ordered authorities on Tuesday to develop a long-term strategy to protect Shiite Muslims after bomb attacks killed nearly 200 of them in the country’s southwest.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:37pm

Anger, scuffles as Pakistan Shiites bury 89

Pakistani Shiite Muslims prepare to burry the victims of the Quetta bomb blast, after they announced to end their protest on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Scuffles broke out on Wednesday as Pakistani Shiite Muslims buried the 89 victims of a second major bomb attack in five weeks, which has highlighted the government’s inability to stem sectarian violence.

20 Feb 2013 - 8:51pm

Pakistan arrests suspects over Shiite killings

Shiite Muslims shout slogans during a protest in Lahore on Monday, condemning the terrorist bomb attack on Saturday that killed 90 people in Quetta. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistani forces on Tuesday killed four men and arrested seven others accused of killing Shiite Muslims officials said.

19 Feb 2013 - 2:31pm

Pakistan market bombing leaves dozens dead

A bomb targeting Shiite Muslims exploded at a busy market in Hazara, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan. Photo: AFP

A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 81 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said.

17 Feb 2013 - 3:19pm