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12 including three Levies personnel, one FC soldier injured in two blasts in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least 12 people, including three Levies personnel and one soldier of the Frontier Corps, have been wounded in two separate blasts in Balochistan on Sunday, ARY News reported. A blast near Police Lines Jan Adda in Pishin district targeted a Levies official, Naib Tehsildar Abdul Maalik Tareen, leaving the naib tehsildar, his gunman Salahuddin and one other Levies member injured in the attack along seven citizens. Levies sources said an improvised explosive device planted in a motorcycle outside Tareen's office…

Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul jumps to 12

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bombing targeting a security forces convoy outside Kabul early Tuesday jumped to 12, officials said, with eight civilians killed in the latest Taliban-claimed attack near the Afghan capital. The car bomb follows a wave of deadly violence against Afghan forces across a year in which insurgents have inflicted record-high casualties on security personnel in the war-torn country. "Twelve people including four members of the security forces were killed," ministry of interior deputy…

Army chief confirms death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists. A statement issued by media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking the law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan.  "These terrorists also include those who planned and executed attack on Markazi Imam Bargah Parachinar. On the whole,…

CM Murad hands over 12 ambulances to Tharparkar

KARACHI: Realising need for enhanced health facilities, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah handed over 12 well-equipped ambulances to Tharparkar district for its six taluka hospitals. "I am pleased to hand over 12 well-equipped and state-of-the-art 4x4 Toyota Hilux Ambulances, two for each Taluka headquarters hospital of Tharparkar for timely transportation of patients from rural and hardest areas to hospitals or even to tertiary level health facilities for management of critical conditions," he said while addressing…

Two students dead, 12 others wounded by gunfire in US high school shooting

FRANKFORT: A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun in his high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two classmates and wounding a dozen others before being arrested, the state’s governor and police said. The shooting began shortly before 8 a.m. CST at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, a town about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee, according to Kentucky State Police and Governor Matt Bevin. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular…

Worst NY fire in decades kills 12, including four children

Four children were among 12 people killed in a devastating fire that tore through a New York apartment building as terrified residents rushed to escape. The cause of the blaze -- the city's deadliest in decades -- was under investigation, authorities said. The fire broke out around 6:51 pm (2351 GMT) Thursday in a 25-apartment building near the Bronx Zoo, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the US financial capital. Fueled by strong gusts of frigid wind, the flames quickly raced through the building.…

Islamabad administration gives final ultimatum to Faizabad sit-in participants

ISLAMABAD: District administration on Friday issued ultimatum to the participants of sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad demanding them to vacate the area by 12:00 am tonight or face crackdown, ARY News reported. Faizabad Interchange is the main gateway between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and the participants of sit-in have been encroaching it for more than two weeks in violation of law. The district administration has issued three warning letters to the sit-in protesters. "Leaders of the sit-in and participants…