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40 Dead in Pakistan Suicide Attack

Suicide bomber hits mosque during Friday prayers

(Newser) - A suicide bomber struck a mosque in a Pakistani tribal region during Friday prayers, officials said, killing at least 40 people and wounding 85 others in the deadliest attack in the country in recent weeks. Some 300 people had gathered for prayers this afternoon in the Sunni mosque, and many... More »

9-Year-Old Forced to Wear Suicide Vest

Third-grader Sohana Jawed was kidnapped on way home from school

(Newser) - A 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped on her way to school and forced to wear a suicide bomb vest managed to escape her captors today as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, both she and police officials said. Sohana Jawed, who is in third grade,... More »

Deadly Blasts Kill 34 in Pakistan Market

Taliban deny responsibility for most deadly attack since Osama bin Laden killing

(Newser) - Twin explosions ripped through a market district in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, earlier today, killing at least 34 people and injuring more than 100. The initial bomb went off in a hotel bathroom from a timed device, say police, but the second was detonated by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle.... More »

Pakistan Suicide Bombs Kill 24

Wave of post-bin Laden violence continues

(Newser) - Police say a suicide bomber has attacked a bakery in northwest Pakistan, killing 18 people and wounding 40 others. A police official says the attack occurred late today in a neighborhood where army personnel live in the town of Nowshera. It was the second bomb blast of the day: An... More »

14-Year-Old Suicide Bomber Captured After Vest Fails

Meanwhile another young teen blows up bus stop

(Newser) - Pakistani authorities have captured a 14-year-old who tried to blow himself up during a devastating attack on a Sufi shrine yesterday. Suicide bombers struck a pair of shrines in central Pakistan yesterday, killing 42 and wounding 100 of the thousands of people gathered for an annual festival near the city... More »

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 36 at Pakistan Funeral

At least 36 killed in biggest attack in the country this year

(Newser) - A suicide bomber struck a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 36 mourners and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest militant attack in the country this year. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. Police said about 300 people were attending the funeral for the... More »

Suicide Bombers Kill 50 in Pakistan

Massive casualties attributed to bullets in bombers' jackets

(Newser) - A pair of suicide bombers disguised as policemen killed 50 people today in an attack targeting a tribal meeting called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia in northwest Pakistan, officials said. The attack occurred on the grounds of the main government compound in Mohmand, part of Pakistan's militant-infested... More »

Suicide Bombers Kill 50 in Pakistan

It's one of the worst attacks this year

(Newser) - Two suicide bombers struck outside a government office today in a tribal region where Pakistan's army has fought the Taliban, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100, officials said. The attack, one of the deadliest in Pakistan this year, indicated that militants remain a potent force in... More »

In Video, CIA Bomber Talks Revenge, Secrets

Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi says attack was payback

(Newser) - The suicide bomber who killed seven senior CIA officials last week said in a video released today that the attack was an act of revenge for the August killing of the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Jordanian doctor Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi appears next to the new leader in... More »

Toll Nears 100 After Pakistan Suicide Attack

Bomber detonated car during volleyball tournament

(Newser) - A northwest Pakistani village that tried to resist Taliban infiltration struggled with grief today as families mourned 96 people killed in an apparent revenge suicide bombing at an outdoor volleyball game. The attack on Shah Hasan Khel village was one of the deadliest in a surge of bombings that have... More »

Pakistan Bomber Kills 75 at Volleyball Tournament

Suicide attacker drives right onto field

(Newser) - A suicide bomber set off an explosives-laden vehicle on a field during a volleyball tournament today in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 75 people and wounding more than 60. The blast took place in a congested neighorhood in Lakki Marwat city, not far from South Waziristan, and the force of... More »

Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Kills 10, Injures 28

Suspected Taliban militants target mosque inside police station

(Newser) - A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives near a mosque inside a police compound in northwestern Pakistan today, killing 10 people and injuring 28 in the latest attack by suspected Taliban militants. Most of the victims were police leaving the mosque after Friday prayers. Elsewhere, a suspected US drone fired... More »

35 Killed in Pakistan Mosque Attack

Attackers fire on worshipers before blowing themselves up

(Newser) - At least 35 people were killed when two suicide bombers stormed a mosque near Pakistan's army headquarters today.They opened fire on worshipers and threw grenades before blowing themselves up in a heavily fortified area, the AP reports. Officials say 70 others were injured in the attack in Rawalpindi, a... More »

Bomber Hits Pakistan Navy HQ

Security officer killed, 2 guards and 2 civilians wounded

(Newser) - In the latest attack on Pakistani security forces, a suicide bomber blew himself up today at the entrance to naval headquarters in the northern city of Islamabad, killing a security officer and critically wounding two other guards. Two civilians were also hurt in the attack, one of them a 6-year-old... More »

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