BALOCHISTAN PROVINCE

  • Militants kill four, torch NATO oil tankers in Balochistan province August 25, 2013

    Armed militants killed four people, including two policemen, and torched NATO oil tankers on Saturday in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. The militants killed four persons in the volatile Kach and Sibi districts while the oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan were torched in...
  • Two security men killed in Quetta checkpost attack August 18, 2013

    Quetta:Two officials of the Frontier Corps were killed and one gunman was shot dead during an attack on a security checkpost in Quettain Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province on Sunday, police said. Police said two men on a motorcycle had opened fire on the FC checkpost on Saryab road in which two...
  • Pakistan polls: 16 killed in violence in Balochistan May 12, 2013

    Quetta: The voting for historic general elections in Pakistan was marred with violence as at least sixteen people died in poll related violence in the troubled Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan. As many as 10 persons died and 15 others sustained injuries on Saturday when a bus carrying supporters of...
  • Pakistan: Former premier Sharif escapes plane accident April 20, 2013

    Lahore: Former premier Nawaz Sharif had a narrow escape when his chartered aircraft made an emergency landing in this eastern Pakistani city on Friday after one of its windows developed a crack. The PMLN chief was flying from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, to Hasilpur district in Punjab, 400...
  • TV news channel reporter shot dead in Pakistan September 29, 2012

    Islamabad: A reporter of a TV news channel was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. Abdul Haq Baloch, a correspondent for ARY News in Khuzdar city, was attacked by two gunmen riding a motorcycle near the local press club at...
  • Three Hindu traders abducted in Pakistan July 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Three Hindu traders have been abducted by unidentified armed men in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan, the latest in a series of crimes targeting the minority community. The traders, Denesh Kumar, Retesh Kumar and Ratan Kumar, were kidnapped at a spot about 140...
  • Gunmen kill 5 security personnel in Pakistan January 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Five paramilitary personnel were killed when gunmen attacked a check post in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Thursday, officials said. The gunmen opened fire on the check post manned by Frontier Corps personnel in Sui area of Dera Bugti district. Five Frontier Corps personnel were killed instantly, officials...
  • Pak forces take control of Shamsi airbase December 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Saturday took control of a strategically important airbase in the country's southwest after US military personnel vacated the facility in line with a demand from the Pakistan government. Pakistan had asked the US to vacate Shamsi airbase in Balochistan province after a crossborder NATO attack on...
  • Chinese engineers escape attack in Pak; 5 killed November 22, 2011

    Islamabad: In a second major attack in as many days, suspected militants in Pakistan's restive southwest Balochistan province on Tuesday attacked a group of Chinese engineers being escorted by security forces, killing five persons and injuring 11 others. The Chinese engineers escaped unhurt in the attack in which three security personnel...