Riyadh, June 21 (IANS) At least 10 Pakistani pilgrims were killed and 25 injured when the bus in which they were travelling from Mecca to Medina turned turtle, a media report said.
The accident occurred near Khulais, 150 km from Mecca. Eight passengers died on the spot, while one died on the way to hospital and another after reaching there, Xinhua reported citing an Arab News report Sunday.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The US will not violate Pakistan’s sovereignty by chasing terrorists in Afghanistan across the border into this country, US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said Sunday.
“The US will not cross Pakistan’s border,” Holbrooke said, in an interview with a private TV channel, Online news agency reported.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan’s intelligence agencies have warned the federal and provincial governments that terrorists might be planning a major attack on the country’s parliament and on prominent leaders to seek the release of their arrested colleagues.
Religious places of the minorities could also be targeted in a massive attack, similar to the ones on mosques of the Ahmadi sect in Lahore May 28, on the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore June 1 and the city courts in Karachi Saturday, Online news agency reported, citing sources.
Peshawar, June 20 (DPA) At least two soldiers and 18 Taliban militants were killed Sunday in various clashes, but also in an accidental blast, across three districts of Pakistan’s restive northwest, security officials said.
Around a dozen Taliban rebels attacked a military checkpoint in the tribal district of South Waziristan with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, killing one soldier and injuring two more.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) A paramilitary trooper was killed and eight others, including five civilians, were injured Sunday in a car bomb blast in Pakistan’s northwestern Quetta city, a media report said.
An explosives-laden Alto car, parked next to the Sariab Road, was detonated when a Frontier Corps vehicle was passing near a polytechnic in Quetta, Geo TV said.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Seven militants were killed and eight injured in a fresh offensive launched by the Pakistan army in the northwestern parts of the country Sunday.
Four militants were killed in an air attack in Mohmand Agency while three militants were killed in clashes with the Pakistani security forces in the Swat valley, Xinhua said, citing local media reports.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Eight security personnel were injured Sunday in a grenade attack in Pakistan’s northwestern Quetta city, media reports said.
Motorcycle-borne militants hurled a grenade at a security forces’ vehicle near Sariab road in Quetta, injuring eight personnel of the Pakistan’s Frontier Corps, Geo TV said quoting police.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Six policemen were injured Sunday in a grenade attack in Pakistan’s northwestern Quetta city, media reports said.
Motorcycle-borne militants hurled a grenade at a security forces’ vehicle near Sariab road in Quetta, injuring six policemen, two of them critically, Geo TV said quoting police. Meanwhile, the authorities have cordoned off the blast site.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan needs to do much more in the war against terrorism in a planned manner, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke has said.
“In regard to the war itself, Pakistan has made progress, but it doesnâ€™t mean that weâ€™ve reached the end of the road. This is a tough, long struggle and much more needs to be done,” Holbrooke told a joint press conference Saturday after a meeting with Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran Sunday executed a leader of a Pakistan-based terrorist group, the Iranian state-run Press TV reported.
Authorities said Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of Jundallah group, was arrested as he was preparing to launch terror strikes in the country.