Terrorist Violence

Pakistan policeman killed in new anti-polio attack

People carry the body of a police officer into an ambulance in Mardan. Pakistan, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

A Pakistani policeman was shot dead on Tuesday while protecting a polio vaccination team, police said, bringing the death toll in such attacks to 20 since December.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 9:00pm

Pakistan resumes polio vaccines under tight security

Pakistani security officials escort the heath workers as they administer Polio vaccination to children in Bajaur tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Pakistan is providing paramilitary and police support to polio vaccinations being resumed discreetly in the northwest after a series of attacks on medical workers, officials said on Friday.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:18pm

Pakistan aid groups demand greater protection after latest killings

The body of one of the aid workers at a hospital. Photo: Reuters

Aid groups yesterday demanded greater protection in Pakistan amid a new spike in violence after seven charity workers were shot dead and their organisation suspended operations.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

UN chief appalled by escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan", after 19 Shiite pilgrims died in a car bomb and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed.

1 Jan 2013 - 6:15am