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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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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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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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F-8 courts attack: Conflicting accounts about judge’s killing

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on Mar 8, 2014. Islamabad – Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) judge Atiqur Rehman does not believe in access to information. The media are barred from entry to his court for coverage. So it is difficult to independently verify what went on in Rehman’s court […]

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F-8 courts attack: Police seek public help in identifying terrorists

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 6, 2014. Islamabad – Police have released the sketches of two suicide bombers who blew themselves up inside the F-8 district courts compound in a gun-and-suicide attack on Monday that killed 11 and injured around 30 people. The sketches, based […]

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F-8 courts attack: The slain policeman

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – His colleagues will always remember him as their “innocent” friend; a man who could never ever be cunning because it was just not in his nature. Constable Muhammad Riaz, a policeman at the Margalla Police Station, […]

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F-8 courts attack: Seven years later, terror revisits courts compound

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – The dark, bloody night of July 17, 2007, returned to the Islamabad district courts in Sector F-8 in broad daylight on Monday when suicide bombers exploded inside the courts after firing volleys of bullets on innocent […]

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Gun-and-suicide attack on F-8 courts

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 4, 2014. Islamabad – A regular Monday morning at the Islamabad district courts turned in to a scene of murder and mayhem when at least three unidentified gunmen terrorized the legal fraternity with methodical firing and two suicide bombings, killing […]

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