At least 20 people were killed and over 50 others injured on Saturday in a powerful blast at a crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram Agency, officials said. The blast took place at the crowded Sabzi Mandi inside Eidgah Bazaar in Parachinar, the administrative headquarters of the agency near the Afghan border. Initial report suggests that explosives kept in a vegetable crate exploded during auction of the vegetables, killing 20 people and wounding 50 others, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
25 killed, 50 injured in market blast in Pak's Kurram agency - Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad launched to fight terrorism across country, reports Ajai Shukla. Even those sceptical of Pakistan's insistence that it is cracking down on jihadists of every hue are now admitting that something has clearly changed from the days when only token action would be taken against 'India-focussed' groups. On Wednesday evening, the Pakistan army announced it had launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country. This includes counter-terrorism operations, aimed at ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Pakistan's new army chief has begun setting the stage to act against groups like LeT and JeM.Ajai Shukla reports. In Pakistan, a new year and a new army chief appear to be heralding a new approach towards reining in anti-India jihadis like the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Business Standard learns from senior Pakistan army sources that General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who took over as chief of the army staff (COAS) from General Raheel Sharif on November 28, has told key ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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