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Pakistan: Several killed after 5.7-magnitude Earthquake wobbles Balochistan

At least 20 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Pakistan’s Balochistan province early on Thursday, officials said. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA) officials said the death toll may increase. Initial reports indicated that it may have measured up to 5.7 on the Richter scale at the depth of 15km. A government official said […]

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Suicide bomber blows himself up at check post in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, several killed

A suicide bomb explosion in southwestern Pakistan killed at least three paramilitary personnel and wounded 15 others. There are conflicting reports of how the attack took place. Some reports said the attacker walked through a manned check post 25km south of Quetta of Balochistan province and detonated himself. Other reports claimed the suicide bomber on […]

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Suicide bomber targets Chinese nationals in Pakistan’s port town of Gwadar, 2 killed

A suicide bombing targeting a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in Gwadar in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan has killed two Pakistani children playing by the roadside, the interior ministry and police said. A Chinese national and two other Pakistanis were wounded in the attack in Balochistan province. Hours after the bombing, the separatist Baloch […]

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Quetta, Balochistan: Two policemen killed and nearly 21 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan

At least two policemen were killed and nearly two dozen others wounded in a blast in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan in southwestern Pakistan, officials say. “At least two policemen were killed in the blast in Quetta,” Liaquat Shahwani, spokesman for the Balochistan government, said in a statement on Sunday. Another 21 people, including 12 […]

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Camel delivers books to children in remote Pakistan desert amid coronavirus schools lockdown

A camel named Roshan carries priceless cargo through the deserts of remote southwest Pakistan — books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns. Pakistan’s schools first closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and have only opened sporadically since then, with around 50 million school-age children […]

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Suicide car bomb explodes at luxury hotel in Pakistan’s Quetta, 5 killed

A bomb exploded at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province killing at least five people and wounding 12. The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the blast in the car park of the Serena Hotel, and that it had targeted police officers and other officials. A Taliban […]

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Gunmen ambush convoy of vehicles killing at least 15 people in Balochistan

Gunmen killed at least 15 people in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan on Thursday after ambushing a convoy of vehicles travelling on a major highway towards the country’s largest city Karachi. The vehicles were travelling to Karachi from the port town of Gwadar when they were ambushed near the small town of Ormara, about […]