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Gunmen ambush Pakistan Navy vehicle, killing 1, wounding 2

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a vehicle transporting security forces killing a sailor and wounding two others in the coastal town of Jewni in southwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday. ...

Mob storms south Iran governor office after border violence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An angry mob stormed a district governor’s office in southeastern Iran on Tuesday, footage widely circulating on social media showed, a day after shootings at the bo...

Group: Pakistani Baloch dissident buried amid high security

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani dissident and woman rights activist who died in exile in Canada last month was brought home and laid to rest in her home village in the southwestern Baluchistan pro...

Officials: Roadside bomb wounds 11 troops in SW Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle in a remote area of southwestern Baluchistan province Wednesday, wounding at least 11 troops, security officials ...

Pakistani Shiites end protests, hold funeral for 11 miners

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites gathered Saturday to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending over a week of prot...

Pakistani PM asks Shiites to bury coal miners killed by IS

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister Friday appealed the protesting minority Shiites not to link the burial of 11 coal miners from Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State gr...

Pakistani Shiites continue sit-in over killing of 11 miners

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's minority Shiites continued their sit-in for the fourth straight day on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta to protest the killing of 11 coal miners by t...

Pakistani Shiites rally against killing of coal miners by IS

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani minority Shiites blocked a key highway Monday on the outskirts the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta for a second straight day to protest the killing ...

Gunmen kill 11 minority Shiite coal miners in SW Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a group of minority Shiite Hazara coal miners after abducting them, killing 11 in southwestern Baluchistan province early Sunday, a Pakistani official sai...

Militants attack checkpoint in Pakistan, killing at least 7

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least seven Pakistani security men were killed when a group of militants attacked a paramilitary checkpoint early Sunday in a province rocked for years by an insurgency, a s...

Pakistan officials: Militants ambush oil convoy, killing 15

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed a convoy of Pakistani oil and gas workers escorted by paramilitary troops in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Thursday, killing 15 people,...

Afghan watchdog: Half of police in some provinces use drugs

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Approximately half of all police in Afghanistan's southern provinces use drugs and up to 70% of police positions in those regions are “ghost" positions not actually filled by...

Bombing in Pakistani town near Afghan border kills 5

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb targeting an anti-drug force tore through a busy market in southwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 10 others, p...

Afghan officials say Pakistani rockets kill 9, wound 50

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan fired a barrage of rockets across its southwestern border killing nine people and wounding 50 in an Afghan border town, Afghan officials said Friday. ...

Activists: 3 killed as troops open fire at rally in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops opened fire on Thursday during a rally by minority Pashtun laborers demanding the reopening of a border crossing with Afghanistan, killing at least three peopl...