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Suicide blast in Jacobabad processions kills 26

JACOBABAD: A bomb detonated in a Muharram procession near Shershah Haveli in Jacobabad’s Lashari Mohalla Friday evening, killing at least 12 people including 5 children and injuring many others. Security and rescue teams rushed to the site following the explosion. The dead and the injured are being shifted to Civil Hospital Jacobabad, where an emergency has been declared. Rescue sources told media that at least 12 persons were killed in the incident, including four children.Police officials said that it was a planted bomb device which was remotely detonated. Security personnelRead More

US drone strike kills 6 suspected terrorists in Afghanistan

Families of victims reject U.S. figures on drone strike casualties

KABUL: At least six suspected militants were killed Friday in a US drone strike in the Nazyan district near Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency. Security sources said that the drone targeted a militant compound in the Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, on the zero line bordering Khyber Agency. The drone strike killed six suspected militants while the compound was completely destroyed. The sources added that all the six ‘militants’ belonged to the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan. Till 2014, Naziyan district had been serving as a safeRead More

Geeta to return home on Monday

NEW DELHI: The mute and deaf Indian woman who has been stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade because she could not remember where she came from will return home on Monday after apparently identifying her family. India’s foreign ministry said on Friday that the young woman, known only as Geeta, would undergo DNA testing to establish whether she is related to the people claiming to be her family. The prospect of a long-awaited reunion comes after Geeta indicated earlier this month that she recognised a photograph of aRead More