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Suicide bomber who attacked Haroon Bilour identified, KP police informs Senate body

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Thursday told a Senate body that the suicide bomber who attacked Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, a week ago in Peshawar, has been identified as a resident of Hangu, ARY News reported. In a briefing to Senate Standing Committee on Interior on developments in the case, police officials have also said that they had got clues leading to abetters of the incident and soon the facilitators would be arrested. Haroon Bilour was among 21 people who were killed and 75 others…

US senator assaulted at home, reportedly by neighbour

WASHINGTON: Republican Senator Rand Paul suffered minor injuries after being attacked at his home in the southern state of Kentucky by a neighbor who tackled him from behind, according to a news report Saturday. State troopers arrived at Paul's home in Warren County on Friday afternoon in response to a report of an assault and arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. "Upon their arrival, it was determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally assaulted Paul, causing a minor injury,"…

Woman attacked with knife in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: A woman was attacked with a sharp object in Gujranwala on Saturday, in Jinnah Road police station limits. The woman got badly injured and she was immediately rushed to Civil Hospital Gujranawala. The 25-year-old victim said two unknown men riding a bike attacked her with a knife on her abdomen when she was standing at her door. The victim and her spouse nodded in negative when asked if they had enmity with anyone, while the police said probe was underway to arrest the culprits. It is apropos to…

ARY News team attacked for third time in GT Road rally

LAHORE: ARY News reporting team has been attacked for the third time in the GT Road rally led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. This time the assault took place at Azadi Chowk in Lahore. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) activists surrounded the ARY News DSNG van and some of them climbed over it. They also harassed and shoved ARY News anchor Adil Abbasi. Read More: PML-N activists attack journalists for filming stranded ambulance A day earlier, some PML-N workers on Friday attacked another ARY…

Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time: police

NEW DELHI: A woman who survived an alleged gang rape and four separate acid attacks has once again been hit by corrosive liquid, Indian police said Sunday. The 35-year-old mother, who was allegedly gangraped in 2008 over a property dispute, was at a women's hostel in Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow when a man scaled the walls and poured the chemical onto her. "She was filling water at the hand pump when the attack took place. The attacker fled from the spot," Vivek Tripathi, local police chief told AFP. The…

25 killed, Deputy Chairman Senate Haideri injured in Mastung blast

QUETTA: A  bomb blast targeting a convoy of Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri killed at least 25 people and wounded more than 37 others in Mastung district, around 40 km (25 miles) south of Quetta. The blast went off when convoy of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was passing by a mosque after Friday prayers. He was immediately moved to Combined Military Hospital, Quetta after the blast. Survivors, several covered in blood, were picking up body parts that lay scattered in…