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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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Pakistani state has failed its citizens

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 25, 2014. Islamabad – The Pakistani state has failed to devise a broad and all-inclusive strategy to tackle the country’s worsening situation of human rights, which did not show any significant improvement in 2013, according to representatives of the Human […]

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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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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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