September 3, 2010

News from the Front: 09/03/2010 - Pakistan

Taliban take responsibility for bombings - Pakistan's Taliban on Friday took responsibility for triple bombings at a Shi'a Muslim procession this week, challenging the civilian government further as it struggles with a flood crisis. (READ MORE)

Pakistan Taliban take responsibility for bombings - Pakistan's Taliban on Friday took responsibility for triple bombings at a Shi'ite Muslim procession this week, challenging the civilian government further as it struggles with a flood crisis. (READ MORE)

Suicide blast rips through Pakistan city, 43 dead - A suicide bomber struck a rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing up to 43 people in the second major attack this week, piling pressure on a government struggling with a flood crisis. (READ MORE)

Police say attacks on Pakistani minorities kill 44 - Suicide bombings targeting religious minorities killed at least 44 people in Pakistan on Friday, sharply driving up the toll of sectarian assaults in a country already battered by massive flooding. (READ MORE)

Quetta rally suicide bomb kills dozens - The blast is the second attack on Shia Muslims in Pakistan in a week At least 42 people have died in a suicide bombing at a Shia Muslim rally in Quetta city, south-western Pakistan. (READ MORE)

Four killed in bomb attack on Shia rally in Pakistan - At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured Friday in a bomb attack apparently targeting a Shia Muslim rally in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, a local police chief told AFP. (READ MORE)

Taliban claim responsibility for Pakistan attacks - Pakistan's Taliban on Friday took responsibility for triple bombings at a Shi'ite Muslim procession in the city of Lahore that killed 33 people. (READ MORE)

Mullen, Kayani visit flood-hit areas - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Navy Admiral Mike Mullen was in Pakistan on Thursday to consult with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. (READ MORE)

Pakistan accused of politicising flood efforts with 'Benazirabad' plan - The proposal was discussed at a meeting of the Pakistan People's Party chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari, husband of the assassinated leader. (READ MORE)

Pakistani Officials Caution Against Large Outdoor Religious Ceremonies - Top officials in Pakistan are urging majority Sunni and minority Shiite Muslim communities in the country not to hold outdoor religious meetings. (READ MORE)

Bomb Kills 1 Police Officer, Wounds 3 in Pakistan - Police say a roadside bomb has killed a police officer and wounded three others in northwest Pakistan. (READ MORE)

U.S. Military Boosts Pakistan Aid Capabilities - The U.S. military is boosting its flood-relief capabilities to Pakistan by deploying more aircraft and increasing the number of aid distribution stations in the flood-stricken nation, the Pakistan aid task force commander said here yesterday. (READ MORE)

Pakistan Gets I.M.F. Relief, Tightens Security - The International Monetary Fund will give Pakistan $450 million in emergency flood aid, providing some relief for a government overwhelmed by the disaster and facing renewed militant violence. (READ MORE)

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