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Pakistan bus attack underscores chronic instability in Karachi, notwithstanding intensified security campaign by police, paramilitary

Despite increased attention towards the state of insecurity in Karachi, emphasized by a now expanding campaign by Pakistani Rangers and police to control the streets, the militant attack on May 13 is just the latest reminder to the city’s chronic instability. … Continue reading

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Taliban suicide bombings during Mass spawn Christian riots in Pakistan’s Lahore

Pakistan’s sectarian conflict continues to fester. During the morning hours of March 15, two Islamist suicide bombers belonging to Jamatul Ahrar, affiliates of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), chose to target Pakistan’s largest Christian community, in Youhanabad, Lahore. The bombers detonated their explosives … Continue reading

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Pakistani Taliban leader orders fighters to target prime minister, ruling party

Reports from January 9 indicated that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah ordered his militants to target Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and his party, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) or PML (N). Fazlullah said he is against the ruling party’s decision to lift the moratorium … Continue reading

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