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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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Seven suspected terrorists held

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 2, 2014. Islamabad – Capital police on Saturday obtained a six-day physical remand for seven suspected terrorists who were arrested from the Tarlai area during a search operation late on Friday night. According to the senior police officials, the arrests […]

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Writ of the state to be established in tribal areas: Aziz

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 9, 2014. Islamabad – The federal government expects to restore control in all regions of Pakistan’s tribal belt soon, said Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs. “We have restored the writ […]

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Suspects arrests, explosives seized

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 5, 2014. Islamabad – Islamabad Police claimed they have arrested two suspected terrorists from the Rawat area of the federal capital late on Friday night. According to police, the two suspects were arrested from near T Chowk on main Grand […]

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Aziz says better ties with neighbours necessary for peace and stability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 27, 2013. Islamabad -Better relations with regional neighbours and an attempt to tackle Pakistan’s domestic security challenges should be the country’s main objectives for foreign policy and national security respectively, said Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Prime […]

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Suspected Muharram attackers arrested

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 10, 2013. Islamabad – Security agencies arrested at least three alleged terrorists from the federal capital on Friday on the suspicion of plotting to attack Muharram processions in Islamabad. According to sources, the suspects were arrested during a raid in Islamabad’s […]

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Car bombing attempt foiled

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sep 1, 2013. Islamabad – Police foiled a “major” car bombing incident in the federal capital when they seized a car rigged with explosives late on Friday night. According to police, the car was discovered from a house in Phulgran, a […]

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Bhara Kahu failed suicide bombing attempt

Islamabad – Police on Sunday were still trying to establish whether the suspected suicide bomber, who was killed after a foiled attack on a mosque in Bhara Kahu on Friday, the first day of Eidul Fitr, was linked with some terrorist outfit or acting alone. One security guard was also killed in the attack. However, […]

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Eid day’s unsung hero: The man who died saving the mosque

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 12, 2013. Islamabad – When the suspected suicide bomber managed to enter the gated compound that houses Masjid Ali ibne Abi Talib in Bhara Kahu on Eid day and started shooting indiscriminately, Syed Amin Hussain had just finished his professional […]

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