Islamabad: As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back in jail, an official said.
Provincial Home Secretary Azam Khan told the Voice of America that out of 384 prisoners who fled, 108 have voluntarily returned while 35 had been re-arrested.
Taliban militants struck at the Bannu jail on April 15 and freed the prisoners. At least 20 high profile prisoners, including one who was involved in an attack on former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, were among those who escaped.
Four teams had been constituted to ensure the capture of all the escaped detainees, Dawn reported....more
03:47 PM, Apr 22, 2012
Islamabad: Thirteen people were killed on Sunday when a huge explosion ripped through a funeral prayer being held in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The deputy speaker of the provincial assembly left the spot minutes before the blast. The explosion occurred during funeral prayers in Budh Bher area in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The deafening explosion spread panic in the area, with the wounded crying out in pain. Reports...
04:30 PM, Mar 11, 2012
Peshawar: Police say a suicide car bomber has attacked a paramilitary camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least five soldiers. Police officer Tahir Khan says the attack on Saturday in Bannu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also injured 18 soldiers. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed responsibility for the attack. He said they targeted the troops to avenge the killing of a Taliban commander in a recent...
10:47 AM, Dec 24, 2011