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At least seven killed in Kabul blast

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a procession in Kabul commemorating the death of former anti-Soviet mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, a government official said. Police said the suicide attack came hours after another suspected suicide bomber was shot by police in Kabul before he could detonate his device. Government spokesman Wahid Majroh said that seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from…

11 children killed as bus runs into Muslim procession in Nigeria 

KANO:Eleven children were killed when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a Muslim procession marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in northern Nigeria, police said on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday in Malam Sidi village in Gombe state was due to a brake failure, said police spokesman Ahmed Usman. "A total of 11 children died in the incident while 17 others were seriously injured," said Usman. He said the victims were aged between 11 and 15, prompting an angry mob to descend on…

Traffic plan for Rabiul Awwal processions announced

KARACHI: The Karachi traffic police have announced a traffic plan for the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal on Monday. The main processions in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be organised on MA Jinnah Road. A procession will be taken out at 2:30pm and its route will be: Shaheed Masjid Kharadar, Plastic Market, Denso Hall, Light House, Jamia Cloth, Saeed Manzil, Frere Chowk, left turn from Nasira School and then to Masjid-e-Gulzar-e-Habib. Another procession at 2:30 pm will start from Memon Masjid and then proceed towards MA…

Chup Taziya procession taken out in Karachi

KARACHI: 'Chup Taziya' procession was taken out on Thursday to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (R.A), ARY News reports. The mourning procession started from Nishtar Park and ended at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah while passing through M.A. Jinnah Road, Empress Market, Regal Intersection, Tibet Centre, Radio Pakistan, Lighthouse and Boulton Market. Strict security measures were taken to ensure that no untoward incident took place during the procession. The procession routes were sealed with…

Bilawal to lead rally on 16th October for Karsaz blast victims

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Wednesay announced to lead a procession on 16th October in memory of the Karsaz blast victims. Bilawal, in a video message, said that the 'Salam-e-Shuhada' procession would be taken out from his residence Bilawal House in Clifton, to Karsaz on Shahrah-e-Faisal at 10 AM on Sunday. He said that the Islamic month of Muharram reminds us of the immortal sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) who embraced martyrdom but upheld the sanctity of Islam. "Muharram reminds us…