Saturday, June 06, 2015
JACOBABAD (BNA) Six people were injured as the engine and three bogies of Jaffar Express derailed after a blast at railway track in Jacobabad early on Saturday morning.
According to police, the rail service was suspended after the explosion near district jail. It created 10 to 12 feet deep crater at the site of the blast.
Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area. Rescue work has also been launched after the explosion.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has condemned the blast and directed the commissioner and district administration to expedite rescue and repair work.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
SHAWAL (BNA) At least eight terrorists were killed in an air strike by security forces on Friday in Shawal area of North Waziristan, sources said.
According to sources, five militants were also injured as jets bombed their hideouts.
On Wednesday, nine militants were killed in an air strike in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.
Thirteen terrorists were also injured in the assault by jets.
Monday, June 01, 2015
GUJRANWALA (BNA) PML-N's member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) Rana Shamshad was shot dead along with his son and a party worker in Kamoki on Sunday evening.
According to DawnNews, the Punjab legislator was on his way home from his farmhouse in Kot Raja— accompanied by his son, nephew and a party worker— when armed assailants, reportedly on board a black car, opened heavy fire at the MPA's vehicle.
Eye witnesses said the attackers had covered their faces with cloth and fled the scene right after the attack. Police reached the site of the incident immediately and transferred all four injured to the nearest district hospital.
Police sources said Shamshad and his son, Ahmed, were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The legislator's nephew, Ali Ashfaq, and injured party worker, Shakir, were in serious condition and were referred to a hospital in Lahore. But Shakir succumbed to his injuries on his way to Lahore.
Chaudhary Shamshad was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Gujranwala's constituency PP-100 on a PML-N ticket. He had served as the provincial transport minister during PML-Q's government in Punjab.
According to Gujranwala city police officer (CPO), check posts have been established at all entry and exit points of the district.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, taking notice of the shooting, condemned the incident and ordered authorities to bring the culprits to justice.
Sunday May 24, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) Security personnel killed seven militants after a bomb attack on their vehicle left four soldiers dead and two others injured in Datakhel area of North Waziristan Agency on Friday night, officials said.
They said security forces were on a routine patrol in Datakhel when an improvised explosive device went off near their vehicle.
After the blast, they said, security personnel launched a search operation in the area during which they exchanged fire with militants. Seven suspected militants were killed.
The sources said that troops had launched a ground offensive in Datakhel after a series of air strikes.
In another incident, rockets were fired at a base camp of security forces in Shawa near Mirali.