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Terrorism in Pakistan

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Eight people were killed in an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team as they prepared to play in Lahore, Pakistan. Eight members of the team were also injured when gunmen attacked the team's buses as they headed to play the host nation's team.

Thursday, 5 March, 2009, 12:00am

Cool heads needed in wake of Mumbai attacks

Evidence of a Pakistan link to the Mumbai attacks is mounting, inevitably leading to tension between New Delhi and Islamabad. Passions are high, with Indians understandably baying for justice and Pakistani officials, while denying involvement and promising to support the investigation, ready to send troops to the border if necessary.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Suicide bomber in attack on judge

A suicide bomber set off explosives in a judge's office in Sichuan province, injuring the judge in an apparent revenge attack.

A spokesman for the Guangyuan city government yesterday confirmed the attack, which happened on Wednesday. The blast occurred on the fifth floor of the court building.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Cries for revenge after extremist murdered

Killing of Sunni leader raises fears of a new wave of violence across Pakistan

Angry mobs screaming for revenge rioted in the heart of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, yesterday after attending funeral prayers for the slain extremist Sunni leader Maulana Azam Tariq.

The situation has raised fears of a fresh wave of sectarian Muslim violence across the country.

8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am


At least five people were killed by a gas explosion at a hospital dormitory in Shandong province on Monday. Police said other people had been injured, but the exact toll was not known.

29 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Suicide bombing in resort city

One man died and 18 people were injured in a suicide bombing in the main public square of the tourist resort city of Guilin, in Guangxi province.

The injured included a police officer who tried to stop the man detonating the bomb.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Diplomacy's role

The United States and Britain have rightly put pressure on Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf to stop further missile tests, and to stop the movement of militants from Pakistan into the Indian part of Kashmir.

28 May 2002 - 12:00am

Extremist group 'has HK members'

An extremist religious group banned by Pakistan in a crackdown on terrorism earlier this month claims it has about 100 members in Hong Kong.

27 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Activities could spill over into SAR, warns expert

Sipah-e-Sahaba's claims of a network of supporters in Hong Kong bring the scourge of terrorism right to the territory's doorstep.

Links have been reported between the group and Ramzi Yousef, the terrorist who tried to destroy New York's World Trade Centre with a car bomb in 1993 and plotted to blow up two US passenger jets flying from Hong Kong in 1995.

27 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Park bomber left suicide note

Authorities claim a suicidal migrant worker was to blame for detonating a bomb near a heavily guarded compound housing China's leaders.

Police yesterday said a suicide bomber triggered the Tuesday evening blast in a secluded corner of Beijing's Zhongshan Park, killing himself in the process.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

Bomb attack raises prospects of religious civil war

The deadly weekend bomb attack in Lahore has raised the spectre of a religious civil war which threatens to tear apart Pakistani society as the country prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of its founding.

The bombing is not an isolated terrorist action.

Rival Sunni and Shi'ite Muslim militants have been locked in a fierce armed battle for several years.

20 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

US orders children out of city

KARACHI: Officials warned yesterday that bringing peace to the city could mean the 'suspension of some rights', as the United States ordered its children out of Karachi following the killing last week of two US diplomats.

17 Mar 1995 - 12:00am