An explosion at a religious school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least seven people and wounded 109 others, police and health officials say. The blast occurred at the Speen Jamaat mosque, which also serves as a religious school for the local community in the city’s[…]
At least 13 people have been killed at a university in Peshawar, a northern city in Pakistan, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. Fifteen others were also wounded after gunmen wearing face veils stormed the Agricultural Training Institute on Friday, Salahuddin Mehsud, inspector general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police,[…]
Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]
Pakistan executed four men on Wednesday for involvement in the massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar last year, media and security sources said. The hangings were the first execution of civilians convicted by Pakistan’s military courts, which were set up after the[…]
Pakistan’s military says two security officers and six fighters have been killed following an attack on an airbase in the north of the country. Tehreek-e-Taliban, or Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for Friday morning’s attack as gunfire was exchanged at Badaber Air Force base, on the outskirts of Peshawar. The assault[…]
Pakistani military courts have sentenced seven people to death over attacks including an assault on a Peshawar school that killed 151 people, mainly children, the Pakistani army says. Another man – involved in the December 16, 2014, school attack – was sentenced to life in prison, according to an army[…]
At least 20 people were killed Friday when radicals attacked worshippers at a Shiite mosque in Pakistan’s troubled north-west, officials said. The attackers struck during prayers at the mosque in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said. The head of Hayatabad[…]
Pakistan announced the arrest of 12 members of the Pakistani Taliban over their alleged involvement in a deadly attack on a Pakistani school, an army spokesman said. Another nine members of what is believed to be a 27-member cell have already been killed, Major-General Asim Saleem Bajwa told a media[…]
The following is the Jumuah Khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as delivered at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday the 19th December: OPINION- The Gregorian year 2014 has been a grim and distressing one for Muslims at the global level. During the past year extremist Muslim groups such[…]
Pakistani nationals living in South Africa are devastated by the latest violence that has shaken their home country, watching the events unfolding with shock and horror. On Tuesday, 132 school children in Peshawar were killed in a brazen attack by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). The Pakistan Association in South Africa[…]
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