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...

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...

Pakistan returns 200-year-old temple to Sikhs in southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A 200-year-old Sikh temple that served as a school for Muslim girls for seven decades was returned to the Sikh community in Quetta, enabling them to worship there for the first...

Officials: Attackers kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers used a remotely-controlled bomb and assault rifles to ambush a convoy of Pakistani troops assigned to protect an oil and gas facility in the country’s restive southwe...

Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary vehicle in restive southwestern Baluchistan province Friday, killing two soldiers who were clearing the area for fencing ...

Pakistan doctors jailed for virus protest demand protection

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani military promised Tuesday that dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for taking to the streets in southwestern Baluchistan province to protest the lack of pro...

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 43 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 43 dead, officials said Monday as authoriti...

Pakistani PM condemns deadly insurgent attack on hotel

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has condemned a deadly insurgent attack that took place a day earlier at a luxury hotel on the southwestern coast, calling it an act of terrorism. ...

Bombing at open-air market in southwest Pakistan kills 16

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb went off at an open-air market in the southwestern city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 16 people and wounding several others, police and hospital officia...

Attacks kill 5 security forces in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants. Two intelligence officials say a roadside bomb exploded...

Pakistan officials: Attack kills 4 troops ahead of elections

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say militants killed four troops escorting an election convoy in the volatile southwestern province of Baluchistan. The attac...

Sharif in custody as 132 die in Pakistan election violence

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people,...

Gunmen kill 19 in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen have shot and killed 15 men who were planning to cross into Iran on their way to Europe as well as a police official and three of his family members in separate attacks ...

Pakistanis protest IS attack against pro-Taliban politician

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistanis rallied Sunday against an Islamic State suicide attack that targeted a politician seen as close to the Afghan Taliban. The protesters i...

Islamic State group claims attack on Pakistan lawmaker

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State group said it carried out a brazen suicide attack on a Pakistani lawmaker in southwest Baluchistan province on Friday that killed 25 people despite a protract...