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A map and timeline of bomb blasts in Islamabad [since 2007]

. UPDATE: The map has been updated with news of a bomb blast at a shrine in Islamabad on June 20. Use the arrows on the text slide below to go through the map points. [Click here to view the map in a separate browser window.] Read the rest of the post below the map. […]

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Super Market bomb blast – Remembering the slain security guard

. Islamabad – Everyone called him Chaudhry Chacha*. “Chacha used to tell us to have a wicketkeeper when we played cricket at night at the parking lot,” said Asad, an employee at Munchies food outlet in the Super Market. “He used to say ‘stop it, you’ll break the windowpanes.’” But there was no night cricket […]

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Two bombs go off in capital, reminding citizens of city’s vulnerability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 25, 2014. Islamabad – Two low-intensity bombs exploded in separate parts of the federal capital in the early hours of Saturday, killing one watchman, injuring another and causing damage to property, according to police. The explosions occurred at a time […]

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Sikhs protest march on to the Parliament House

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 24, 2014. Islamabad – In an unprecedented move which exposed chinks in Islamabad’s security, members of the Sikh community protested outside the Parliament House on Friday against incidents of desecration of their holy book, the Guru Garanth Sahib. The protest demonstration, […]

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Police shoot at two motorcyclists for not stopping at picket, try to frame them as terrorists

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 19, 2014. Islamabad – The capital police allegedly tried to pin a terrorism charge on two innocent motorcycle riders on Sunday to save its own skin, but had to back off after locals and political workers intervened. The incident occurred […]

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Extortionists attack contractor’s home near Wah

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 13, 2014. Islamabad – The house of a contractor, who had received an extortion demand from a militant outfit just a day before, was attacked with a hand grenade on Friday, according to police. The contractor works for the Askari […]

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Vegetable market bomb blast: security concerns amid death, blood and crates of guavas

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 11, 2o14. Islamabad – Death arrives with a deafening roar sometimes and Feroze Khan had heard that rattle before. Maybe that is why when the sound of an explosion rang through the vegetable market on Wednesday Khan chucked out the […]

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24 killed, over 100 injured in deadly bomb blast at capital’s vegetable market

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 10, 2014. Islamabad – A powerful bomb ripped through a busy corner of the federal capital’s main vegetable market on Wednesday morning, killing at least 24 people and injuring around 116 others. It was the second deadly attack in just […]

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Kalar Kahar accident: Death toll rises to 18

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 7, 2014. Islamabad – The town of Chota Sahiwal was already wrapped in the black of mourning before the sky turned grey with rain clouds on Sunday. At least 65 residents of this town — most of them were members […]

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At least 15 dead in accident near Kalar Kahar

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 6, 2014. Islamabad – At least 15 people were killed and around 30 injured on Saturday when a “mini-truck” plunged in to a ravine near Kallar Kahar, police and rescue officials said. The accident occurred at the Martan khurd village […]

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