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Russian news cameraman killed in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW:  A cameraman for Russia's state-owned Channel One television channel was killed overnight in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, the channel said on Monday, the third Russian journalist to die in the conflict. The channel said on its website Anatoly Klyan, 68, was shot in the stomach after his film crew came under fire when they went to film near a pro-Kiev military unit in the region. It said the journalists were accompanying a group of soldiers' mothers who were being driven to the unit "to meet their sons and take…

Lyari gang war criminal killed in police encounter

KARACHI: A criminal of Lyari gang war was killed during police encounter on Saturday night, ARY News reported. According to police, the encounter took place near Sindh Madrasstul Islam, I.I. Chundrigar Road when the culprit was passing through the neighborhood. The deceased was identified as Amjad Lashari. Police recovered weapons and two crackers from his possession. They confirmed that the criminal belonged to Lyari gang war. He was wanted to different police stations in over 40 different cases of crime. Meanwhile, a…

Two pilots killed as army helicopter crashes in Multan

MULTAN: A helicopter of Pakistan Army was crashed in Multan during a training exercise, killing two pilots, ARY News reported. The plane crashed at Multan run way due to a technical fault. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), military’s public affairs wing, both the pilots were on a training mission on Wednesday night when the incident occurred. The deceased pilots of army aviation were identified as Major Yasir and Captain Murtaza. ISPR confirmed the crashing resulted due to a technical glitch in the…

More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June: UN

GENEVA: More than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Victims include a number of confirmed summary executions committed by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and prisoners killed by retreating Iraqi forces. At least 757 civilians were killed and 599 injured in the northern provinces of Nineveh, Diyala and Saladdin from June…

Zarb-e-Azb: 30 more militants killed in air strikes

WAZIRISTAN: At least 30 more militants were killed by security forces in Zarb-e-Azb operation launched by Pakistan Army in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), ARY New reported Monday. Security sources told that 30 militants were killed in air strikes in Thesil Ghulam Khan and Tabi Khel. Similar air offensive were also launched in Mir Ali area, killing 17 militants. According to political administration, curfew will also be imposed in North Waziristan after migration of displaced people complete in NWA. Pakistan Air Force jet…

Afghan election workers among 11 killed by roadside bomb

MAZAR-I-SHARIF Afghanistan: Eleven people, including election workers, were killed in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb blew up their bus, the governor of the northern province of Samangan said on Sunday. The blast came on Saturday evening, after polls closed in a second-round, run-off vote to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai, in what is hoped will mark the country's first democratic transfer of power. "Three local IEC workers and two observers from Dr Abdullah's team were among them," Samangan's governor,…

Five killed as van plunges in ravine; 38 injured in other mishaps

LOWER DIR: A passenger van plunged into ravine in Lower Dir area, killing at least five people, ARY News reported Sunday. Police said the incident occurred due to speeding, when a van’s driver tried to negotiate a sharp curve and lost control. Rescue teams and police reached the spot shortly after the incident and helped shifting the bodies and injured to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, at least eight people were injured when a car overturned near Ghaggar Phattak area. The injured were shifted to a hospital by rescue…

Five killed, 13 injured in road crash near Jamshoro

JAMSHORO: At least five people were killed and 13 injured in a road accident near Jamshoro, ARY News reported Friday. The accident occurred near Indua Highway, Jamshoro when a dumper truck and van collided with each other, claiming five lives. A woman is also among the dead persons. The passenger van was heading to Dadu district from Hyderabad when the mishap took place. Eye witnesses said the van attempted to overtake the truck that resulted in fatal accident. Rescue and police reached the spot after the incident and…

30 militants killed in Dera Bugti operation

QUETTA: At least 30 militants were killed in operation by security forces in Dera Bugti, ARY News reported Thursday. A FC personnel was also killed during the shootout with criminals. Interior Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed deaths of 30 militants in an operation by FC. He said the security forces also recovered two abductees from the militants. Around eight hideouts of militants were also destroyed by security forces. He said those killed in the attack belonged to Baloch Republican Army (BRA). Key BRA…