Gunmen attack Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

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,[…]

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Remembering the Peshawar massacre

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[…]

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Pakistan hangs four convicted school massacre

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[…]

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Taliban targets airbase near Peshawar

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[…]

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Peshawar attack convicts sentenced to death

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[…]

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Suicide attack kills 20 at Peshawar mosque

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[…]

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Pakistan: Responding to atrocity with wisdom

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[…]

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Pakistani ex-pats condemn school massacre

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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