Bombing kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb has killed two soldiers, when it struck an army vehicle in the country's northwest near the Afghan border.
Bus plunges into river, killing 24 in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a bus has fallen off a mountainous road into a river, killing at least 24 passengers and injuring two in the country's northwest.
Bomb blast kills Pakistani tribal elder near Afghan border
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a pro-government tribal elder has been killed by a bomb planted in his vehicle in the country's northwest, near the Afghan border.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains and a landslide have killed at least five people, including two tourists, in the country's...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban,...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A radical cleric from Pakistan who traveled to neighboring Afghanistan to battle international forces after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion died Thursday at the age of...
Police arrest al-Qaeda funder in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say counterterrorism forces have arrested a man who funding for al-Qaeda militants under the cover of a non-governmental...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of passengers capsized in the Indus River in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, leaving more than 30 people missing and feared dead, a government...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested a man for murdering his own transgender son, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say nine people drowned when a vehicle plunged off a mountainous road into a river in the country's northwest.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani provincial spokesman says authorities have arrested the second lawmaker behind an alleged attack a military post earlier this week.
Bomb blast kills 3 Pakistani forces near Afghan border
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani security official says a bomb blast near the Afghan border has killed three security personnel.
Local administration official Rehmat Khan says a...
Children sickened in Pakistan after polio vaccinations
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of school children in Pakistan were taken to hospitals Monday complaining of nausea and vomiting after being given polio vaccinations, officials said.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say a raid by security forces on a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar triggered a 15-hour shootout in which a police officer and...
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says a powerful rainstorm with heavy winds across the country's northwest killed at least six people overnight.
Pakistan scraps trials before military courts after 4 years
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan scrapped terrorism trials before special military courts after the tribunals' mandate expired on Monday, ending a measure that had been in place for over four years to...
Quetta wins 1st PSL title, beats Peshawar in final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Quetta Gladiators won its first Pakistan Super League Twenty20 title on Sunday with a thumping eight-wicket victory over 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi in the...
Peshawar through to 3rd successive PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Kamran Akmal's blistering half century propelled 2017 winner Peshawar Zalmi to its third straight Pakistan Super League final with a convincing 48-run victory over...
Australian Watson carries Quetta to PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Shane Watson's all-round performance carried Quetta Gladiators to its third Pakistan Super League final with a 10-run victory over Peshawar Zalmi in the qualifier on...
Pakistani judge critically wounded in gun attack in Peshawar
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have opened fire on a car carrying a judge of the Peshawar High Court, wounding him and his driver before...
Suspected militants kill 4 police in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say suspected militants killed four officers after opening fire on a police vehicle in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan.
Local police official Mohammad Javed says another two police officers were wounded in Tuesday's attack.
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on Pakistani militants who have claimed previous attacks across the country.
Police: Gunmen kill local journalist in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen have opened fire on a vehicle carrying a local TV journalist in northwestern Pakistan, killing him and wounding his cameraman.
District police chief Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman said Tuesday that journalist Noor-ul-Hassan was killed in the overnight attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province which borders Afghanistan.
Missing Pakistani police officer’s body found in Afghanistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month was found in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and the Afghan ambassador said.
Tahir Khan Dawar disappeared on Oct. 27 and was presumed abducted by militants. The case baffled authorities as Islamabad is one of the safest cities in Pakistan.
Dawar's body was handed over to authorities by Afghan officials at the Torkham border crossing, authorities s said Thursday.
Gunmen kill leader of extremist group in NW Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have shot and killed the senior leader of a Sunni extremist group along with his guard in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Local police official Javed Iqbal says no one claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Ismail Darvesh before dawn Friday on the outskirts of the city. He said officers are searching for the attackers.
Afghan council seeks Pakistani cleric’s help to end war
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani cleric says an Afghan delegation has asked him to mediate between the Kabul government and the Taliban to help resolve the 17-year-long war in Afghanistan.
Maulana Samiul Haq runs a religious school, the Haqqania seminary in the town of Akora Khattak in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan. Many Taliban figures studied there.
Haq's seminary says he met with the Afghan representatives on Monday night.
Transgender Pakistanis demand protection after killing
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of transgender people in Pakistan have held a protest demanding more protection after a transgender woman was shot dead and dismembered last week.
The protesters gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club in the northwestern city on Monday, chanting "We want protection, we want respect and rights."
Road accident kills 5 members of Pakistani security forces
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a collision between a bus and a truck has left five members of the security forces dead and 12 injured.
Police official Naimatullah Khan says the collision took place on Sunday in the country's northwest, in the Dara Zinda area. It's about 250 kilometers, or 156 miles, south of the city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Pakistan’s Imran Khan faces probe by anti-graft bureau
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman says Pakistan's next prime minister, Imran Khan, has appeared before an anti-graft bureau in connection with his alleged misuse of a government helicopter.
Umair Khan, a spokesman for Khan's Tahreek-e-Insaf party, says the National Accountability Bureau handed the premier-designate a questionnaire about the case on Tuesday. The spokesman and the future prime minister are not related.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people.
Mohammad Khalid, a local police official, said Friday that authorities are sending relief supplies to the flood-hit villages.
Pakistani Taliban claim bombing at rally that killed 21
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing at a campaign rally that killed a secular politician and 20 others, two weeks before the country's nationwide elections.
Suicide bomber kills 12 in attack on Pakistan election rally
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say a suicide bomber killed a secular party leader and 11 supporters in an attack on an election rally Tuesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Peshawar police chief Qazi Jamil said the bomber struck a rally for Haroon Ahmed Bilour, an Awami National Party candidate for a provincial seat. He said another 35 people were wounded in the attack, including Bilour's 16-year-old son.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a roadside bombing has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three in the country's northwestern tribal region that borders Afghanistan.
A military statement says that Wednesday's bombing took place in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.
It says the bomb exploded as a vehicle ferrying soldiers drove near it. The casualties were transported to a military hospital in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have shot and killed a human rights activist in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Charanjit Singh, 52, was a well-known member of the country's minority Sikh community and an outspoken critic of the Taliban.
Local police chief Shaukat Khan said Singh was killed at a shop on Tuesday. His funeral was held Wednesday.
Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with country
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area.
Australia upholds Nauru decision to reject 3 refugee claims
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday rejected the refugee claims of two Pakistani and a Nepalese asylum seeker because they could find somewhere safe in their homelands to live.
The High Court unanimously upheld the decisions of the Supreme Court of Nauru, where the asylum seekers have lived since 2013.
Heavy rainstorms kill 15 in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say violent rainstorms in the northwest have caused at least 15 deaths and injured dozens.
Latif Khan, a senior disaster management official, says Sunday that most of the deaths from the severe weather overnight were caused by the collapse of mud and stone walls and houses. He says the heavy rains also caused flash flooding in some places.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An official says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has rattled northwest Pakistan, causing panic but there's no immediate word about damage or casualties.
Arifullah Khan, an official at the meteorological department, says the epicenter of Wednesday's quake was located near the northwestern city of Bannu. The temblor was felt in the Swat Valley and Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 5.1.
Pashtun rights group accuses Pakistan army of abuses
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan's rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country's Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies to protest what it contends is a campaign of intimidation that includes extrajudicial killings and thousands of disappearances and detentions.
Sources: Doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden moved
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer and prison official say a physician who was convicted for helping the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden has been taken by authorities from a prison in Peshawar to an unknown location.
Qamar Nadim, a lawyer for Dr. Shakil Afridi, says he doesn't know where his client was taken.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of people from Pakistan's tribes have rallied in the northwestern city of Peshawar demanding the release of scores of suspects being held by authorities on alleged links to militants.
The participants chanted against security forces and carried portraits of relatives they claim went missing during military operations in recent years.
An estimated 15,000 people attended Sunday's rally organized by the Movement for Protection of Pashtuns group.
Gunmen in Pakistan kill trans woman, friend
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen riding on motorcycle shot and killed a transgender woman and her friend in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Police officer Mohammad Tahir says the two were targeted as they traveled in a rickshaw late Tuesday night, and that the motive for the killing is unknown.
Ronchi powers Islamabad United to PSL trophy
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — New Zealander Luke Ronchi entertained cricket-starved fans in Karachi with a blistering half-century as he anchored Islamabad United to a three-wicket win over defending champion Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League final on Sunday.
Islamabad, which won the inaugural PSL in the United Arab Emirates in 2016, raced to 154-7 in 16.5 overs with Ronchi hitting 52 off 26 balls, including five sixes and four boundaries.
Big-time cricket returns to Karachi after 9 years
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's biggest city will stage a high-profile cricket match for the first time in nine years on Sunday. The Pakistan Super League final will be held amid heavy security at a newly renovated National Stadium in Karachi.
More than 8,000 security personnel have been deployed for the Twenty20 final between Islamabad United and last year's champions, Peshawar Zalmi.
Pakistan arrests 2 suspects in murder of 4-year-old girl
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan said Wednesday they have arrested two teenagers suspected in the murder of a four-year-old girl last month, which set off protests across the country.
Silahuddin Mehsud, police chief in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the suspects confessed to trying to sexually assault the girl in a sugarcane field and then strangling her to death when she cried out. He said one of the suspects was a relative of the victim.
Suicide bomber kills police officer, his guard in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a vehicle carrying the deputy provincial police chief in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing him and his guard and wounding six others, police said.
Afghan deputy governor goes missing in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Kunar province has gone missing in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
Senior Pakistani police officer Mohammad Tahir Khan said Sunday that Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi recently came to the city for medical treatment.
Khan said Pakistani authorities were not informed of the visit until a relative lodged a complaint about his "disappearance."
Pakistani Taliban kill journalist they accuse of spying
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban says it has killed a local journalist in the country's volatile northwest.
The extremist group said in a statement that its gunmen killed Haroon Khan on Thursday. Without providing any evidence, the Taliban accused him of secretly working for Pakistani intelligence.
Police had said Thursday that Khan was killed by unknown gunmen.
Bomb targeting anti-Taliban elder kills 3 in NW Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government administrator says a roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying an anti-Taliban tribal elder in the northwest, killing him, his son and another person.
Mahmood Khan says three people were also wounded in Friday's attack in the town of Ambar in Mohmand Province, a tribal region.
No group immediately claimed responsibility but suspicion fell on local Taliban militants who often target pro-government elders there.
Dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says an outbreak of dengue fever in the country's northwest has killed five people in the past 10 days.
Provincial Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai says more than 1,000 dengue cases have been recorded at hospitals in that period of time.
Tarakai said Tuesday that patients with high fever started arriving at hospitals 10 days ago in Peshawar, the capital of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.