Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gunmen, Bombers Hit 5 Sites in Pakistan; 38 Die

Washington Post

By Karin Brulliard
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, October 15, 2009; 10:26 AM

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 15 -- Pakistan came under a deadly, staccato series of attacks Thursday that left at least 38 people dead and raised questions about the ability of the nation's security and intelligence agencies to thwart a rising Islamist insurgency.

The attacks began about 9 a.m. in Lahore, the bustling capital of the Punjabi heartland, with what appeared to be coordinated attacks on police installations. The attacks paralyzed the city, Pakistan's cultural hub, and riveted a nation that has been engulfed in deadly attacks over the past 11 days.

US drone attack kills 4 in Pakistan


Thu, 15 Oct 2009 02:35:32 GMT

At least four people have been killed in a new US drone attack targeting a house in northwestern Pakistan, a security official says.

An unnamed security official was quoted by AFP on Wednesday as saying that the pre-dawn strike targeted the house of an Afghan refugee in Dandey Darpa Khel in the North Waziristan region near the Afghan border.

Six other people were wounded in the strike, officials said.

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