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Five of a family gunned down in Sargodha

SARGODHA: At least five members of a family, woman and children among them, were shot dead by unidentified armed men in a neighborhood of Sargodha district on Saturday morning. According to details, unidentified assailants stormed a house in  Chak 11 of Sargodha’s Bhalwal tehsil and opened fire indiscriminately at members of the family. As a result, a man, his wife and their two sons and a daughter died of fatal bullet wounds on the spot. After being informed of the incident, police and rescue teams reached the…

Strict state gun laws linked to fewer suicides and murders: study

NEW YORK: US states with the strongest firearm laws have fewer gun-related murders and fewer suicides than states that take a more permissive approach to regulating these weapons, a new study suggests. Counties in states with strong gun laws had lower rates of firearm homicides than counties in states with weak laws, the study found. In states with weak laws, counties had lower gun murder rates only if neighboring states had strict regulations in place. But states with strong gun laws had lower firearm and overall…

Hungary detains migrant wanted for 70 murders in Pakistan: police

BUDAPEST: Hungarian police have detained a Pakistani migrant wanted for murdering around 70 people in his home country, Hungarian and Austrian police said on Wednesday. In a statement, police in Hungary’s Bacs-Kiskun county said they had stopped a group of illegal migrants near the southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and identified the 35-year-old man among them. Read More: Three murder suspects arrested from Karachi’s Azizabad The police identified him only by the initials A.Z. and said he was the target of an…

Musharraf says Zardari responsible for Benazir, Murtaza Bhutto’s murders

KARACHI: Ex-president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday leveled serious allegations on former president Asif Zardari and said that he was behind murders of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her brother Murtaza Bhutto, ARY News reported. “Zardari is responsible for ruining the Bhutto family,” he said in a video statement. He said only Zardari got benefit of Benazir’s death. He alleged that Zardari had secret ties with the then Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Afghanistan’s secret agencies. “They got her…

Policeman murders wife, mother-in-law in Lahore

LAHORE: A policeman killed his wife and mother-in-law in Ghari Shahu area over unknown reasons, ARY News reported. According to details, a cop named Altaf targeted both the women including his wife at his in-laws home. The police officer was carrying his official rifle when he reached his in-laws residence and opened fire on wife, Faiza, and mother-in-law, Safia. Later he fled from the scene. The culprit had married two months ago. He was in police uniform at the time he killed the two women. The culprit belonged to Lala…