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VIDEO Emerges of Afghanistan ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Strike

The “mother of all bombs” unleashed Thursday in Afghanistan by the U.S. left 36 Islamic State terror group fighters dead but killed no civilians, according to government officials in Afghanistan. The U.S. has been concentrated on fighting the estimated 600 to 800 ISIS forces in Afghanistan while also supporting Afghans in their battle against the…

60+ Killed in Quetta Pakistan Hospital Bombing [VIDEO]

More than 60 people were killed and at least 50 others wounded in Quetta, Pakistan, early Monday when suicide bombers targeted a hospital emergency room where lawyers—clad in black suits and ties—had gathered to mourn a slain colleague. Mohammed Omar Baloch, health secretary of Balochistan, said the death toll could reach 75 or more from…

Taliban Faction Claims Park Bombing That Killed 70 In Pakistan [VIDEO]

Pakistan’s military fanned out to hunt for accomplices of a suicide bomber who blew himself up on Easter Sunday at the entrance to a popular children’s play area in the city of Lahore, killing at least 72 people, including many children. More than 300 were injured, officials said, as they declared a three-day period of…

Deadly Bomb Kills 15 on Pakistan Bus [VIDEO]

Pakistani officials said a deadly bomb exploded on a bus Wednesday morning, killing at least 15 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar. An improvised device appeared to be planted the bus and exploded, injuring around 30 people, Police superintendant Kashif Zulfiqar told Al Jazeera. The passengers were government employees headed to the work from…

Afghan Officials: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Dead [VIDEO]

Afghan officials and intelligence sources said Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar is dead, and died two or three years ago. The one-eyed Omar has had a $10 million bounty on his head for aiding Osama Bin Laden after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Like many wanted men in the region, he has…

Death Toll Hits +400 in Pakistan Heatwave [VIDEO]

Authorities said on Monday another 309 people died as a heatwave continued to grip Pakistan’s Sindh province. The searing temperatures have claimed 445 people since Saturday, according to a senior provincial government official. Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar said the government had declared a medical emergency in hospitals as temperatures reached 109 degrees. Karachi…

Gunmen Kill 43 on Pakistan Bus [VIDEO]

A group of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Ismaili Shiite Muslims on Wednesday, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens of others in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police said. At least six gunmen on motorcycles stopped the bus, boarded, and began shooting, according to provincial police chief Ghulam Haider Jamali. No…

Malala Attackers Get Life in Prison [VIDEO]

Ten people accused of attacking education activist Malala Yousafzai when she was just a schoolgirl in Pakistan have been sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court. The accused say the attack on Yousafzai and two others was ordered by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Mullah Fazlullah.

Bin Laden’s Bodyguards Arrested in Italy [VIDEO]

An Italian anti-terrorism raid rounded up 18 suspects allegedly linked to al Qaeda—including at least two who may have been Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards. The “vast” raid covered seven provinces, including on the island of Sardinia. According to Italian authorities, the others are suspected of involvement with a 2009 attack in Pakistan, human trafficking, and…

Taliban Militants Kill 126 & Take Hostages in Pakistan School Attack:

Uniformed militants attacked a school, killing at least 126 people and taking hostages on Tuesday, an official said – an atrocity condemned by the U.S. as “senseless and inhumane.” “The gunmen entered class by class and shot some kids one by one,” a student who was in the school at the time told local media.…

Pakistan Cop Chops Up Man for Blasphemy

A man taken into police custody in the city of Gujrat, Pakistan, was hacked to death by a police officer for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The murder comes just two days after a Christian couple was beaten to death and then burned in a kiln for blasphemy in…

U.S. Drones Strike Pakistan for 3rd Day

On Tuesday, a U.S. drone strike hit a suspected militant training camp in northwest Pakistan, in an attack that intelligence officials say killed six and wounded nine. It marked the third U.S. drone strike on Pakistan in three days, after 2014 began with a six-month hiatus of strikes against terror cells in the country. Five…

Pakistan Arrests Militants Attackers Of Malala Yousafzai

According to Pakistan’s army, the group of Taliban militants who were behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in 2012 have been arrested. Until now, not a single person had been arrested. According to the army’s press officer, 10 attackers have been identified and arrested. Malala is now based in Britain, but is not able to…

Pakistan Blasphemy Lawyer Murdered

Gunmen on Wednesday shot and killed a prominent human rights lawyer in Pakistan for defending a professor who was accused of blasphemy. The murder of Rashid Rehman in Multan was the first time a lawyer was killed for taking on such a case. He was defending Junaid Hafeez, who was accused by student groups of…

Pakistan police re-arrest cannibal after fears he ate child

Police in Pakistan have re-arrested a man who previously admitted to cannibalism on suspicion of eating a young child. He was arrested after neighbors reported a smell of rotten flesh coming from his home, where police found a severed child’s head following a search. Photo: Mohammad Arif Ali (left) in police custody, 14 April 2014…

Pakistan Earthquake Causes New Island To Appear

A new island has appeared off the coast of Pakistan following a powerful earthquake that has killed hundreds of people. The island is described as being roughly 200 feet long and appeared roughly a quarter of a mile off the country’s coast. The forming of the island was described by a fisherman as a slow,…

Earthquake – M7.8 – 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan

An earthquake measuring 7.8 has struck southwest Pakistan, with tremors felt across the region and as far as New Delhi. The quake struck in Balochistan, just 69 km north-northeast of Arawan, the nearest city. The US Geological Survey has measured the quake at 7.8 magnitude. A “RED” alert has been issued by the agency. This…

Ex-Pakistan President Musharraf Ordered Held In Probe Of Bhutto Assassination

An anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi ordered two weeks judicial remand for the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto’s murder case on Tuesday. Pervez Musharraf was not presented in the court due to security reasons. Talking to reporters after the hearing, FIA’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali alleged that Musharraf was not cooperating…

Magnitude 7.8 Quake Strikes Iran

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Iran on Tuesday, according to the USGS. The quake struck near the city of Khash, Iran, which is close to the Pakistani border. Buildings as far away as New Delhi, India, shook from the tremors. There is no word on injuries or damage at this time. NBC News

Drones Killing Innocent Pakistanis, U.N. Official Says

Drones Killing Innocent Pakistanis, U.N. Official Says Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson just returned from the region, where he listened to residents talk about terrifying encounters with one of America’s weapons in the war on terror. “Adult males carrying out ordinary daily tasks were frequently the victims of such strikes,” the statement from the U.N. office…

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Arrest Of Country’s PM

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others over corruption allegations, raising fears of a political crisis just months ahead of an election. Mr Ashraf denies accepting bribes when approving power generation projects as minister for water and power in 2010. BBC News