Seven Pakistani soldiers and nine militants have been killed in a firefight in the mountains of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the military says. The seven soldiers, who included a captain, were killed in an “intense exchange of fire” after they raided militant hideouts near the Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad areas, the Pakistani…

Around 265 militants along with their commanders on Tuesday surrendered to the security forces in Quetta, Balochistan. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal, Commander Southern Command Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa were the chief guests of the ceremony held in the courtyard of the Balochistan Assembly. Inspector-General Balochistan, IG Frontier Corps and others military and civil…

Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician notorious for his criticism of Islam, has canceled a contest inviting participants to submit cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, he said Thursday 30 August 2018. “To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided to not let the cartoon contest go ahead,” Mr. Wilders, 54, said in…

The planned cartoon competition about the prophet Muhammad, which the Dutch politician Geert Wilders (PVV) wants to organise, is now also increasing the concern of the security services in the Netherlands. The security services speak of an increasing threat in the Netherlands. There are particular concerns because the services do not have a clear picture…

Three Chinese nationals were injured Saturday in a targeted attack claimed by local rebels in Balochistan, a province in southwest Pakistan where China has significant investments, authorities said. The attack, which occurred in Dalbandin, a town 340 km southwest of the provincial capital Quetta, targeted a bus carrying Chinese engineers working in a local mine,…

At least three policemen were killed on Saturday after terrorists attacked a police check post in the north Pakistan’s Gilgit region. Two others were also reported to be injured who have now been taken to the local hospital. According to reports, about eight to ten terrorists attacked the police earlier in the day in mohallah…

At least 31 people were killed and 70 injured on Wednesday 25 July 2018, the day of the parliamentary elections in Pakistan, in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic state group near a polling station in Quetta (southwest). The kamikaze “tried to enter the polling station and when the police tried to arrest him,…

The author of the suicide attack that killed 149 people on 13 July 2018 during an election rally in southwest Pakistan is a jihadist who spent at least two years in Afghanistan where he fought the international coalition, the Pakistani authorities announced Thursday. The attack in Balochistan province, claimed by the Islamic state jihadist group,…

At least 85 people were killed and 120 injured, including 15 to 20 in critical condition, on Friday 13 July 2018 in a suicide bombing at an election meeting in southwest Pakistan, AFP officials told AFP. This is the second attack on Friday on an election rally in Pakistan, where parliamentary elections are due to…

At least 20 people, including an influential local politician, were killed on the night of Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 in an attack on an election meeting claimed by the Taliban, according to a new report on Wednesday. The attack, which occurred in the town of Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, has been the…