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Russia attaches great importance to anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan

MOSCOW: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Wednesday that Russia attaches great importance to counter-terrorist cooperation with Pakistan as a key player in the field, according to a report published on the Sputnik website. “Pakistan is one of the key countries in the fight against terrorism. In this regard, Russia, of course attaches great importance to cooperation with Pakistan,” Peskov told reporters. Earlier in January this year, the Russian Army’s Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov had announced that Russian ground forces will hold its first ever military exercises with Pakistan in the coming year ARead More

Six dead in attack on Saudi education office

Two Saudi policemen killed

RIYADH: A man killed six employees at an education department office in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the interior ministry said, describing it as a “criminal” attack. The incident, in which two others were injured, occurred in the southern province of Jazan at about 2pm, ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told media. “This is a criminal act,” said Turki, adding that one suspect had been arrested. He was unable to immediately confirm how the victims were killed but state television reported it was a shooting incident. The identity and motive ofRead More

Peshawar Zalmi beats Karachi Kings by three runs

SHARJAH: West Indies international Darren Sammy delivered a calculated final over as Peshawar Zalmi survived a whirlwind Ravi Bopara knock to beat Karachi Kings by three runs in a tense finish in Sharjah on Thursday. Bopara smashed 67 of 32 balls in an innings that included five fours and four sixes to help revive his team after they slumped to 48-5 in 8.5 overs. Bopara was accompanied by Sohail Tanvir (23) to establish a crucial 61-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Earlier, James Vince (44) had laid the foundation forRead More

COAS approves death sentences of 12 ‘hardcore terrorists’

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed the death sentences of 12 convicts tried by military courts, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The 12 “hardcore terrorists” were involved in “committing heinous offences relating to terrorism”, which include the Bannu jailbreak, attacks on armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilians, ISPR said. Of those convicted, eight men belong to Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), two belong to Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) and two to Al Qaeda, ISPR said. Details of the convicts provided by ISPR: Muhammad Arbi s/o Hafiz MuhammadRead More

Seven more children die in drought-hit Thar

MITHI: Seven more children have died in drought-hit Thar during the past 24 hours, with the number of children dying in the district because of malnutrition and other causes since October last year rising to at least 150. An infant Zulekha died in Hameera Ba village while Karima from village Kheemi ji Dhani lost her life on way to Islamkot hospital. Sakina, a daughter of Badar Junejo died in Adi Jo Tarr. Three-year-old Manesh died in Char Nore near Chhachhro taluka of Tharparkar district, infant Ram died in Kantio andRead More

Afghan policeman kills five colleagues in Kandahar

Forces kill LeJ militants linked to Quetta police attack

KANDAHAR: A rogue Afghan policeman drugged his colleagues before shooting five of them dead, officials said Thursday. The incident took place Wednesday night at a checkpoint where 13 policemen were posted in southern Kandahar province. The attacker was later shot dead by police from a nearby checkpoint who approached after hearing the firing. “Around 9:00 pm, a rogue policeman turned his weapon on his colleagues in a police checkpoint in Zherai district of Kandahar province,” Rahmatullah Atrafi, deputy police chief for the province, told AFP. “Tragically, we have five policemenRead More