POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Nov 05, 2014 AT 10:08 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 05, 2014 10:08 IST

At about 6 pm on Sunday evening, a young suicide bomber (said to be 18 years old) blew himself up in a crowd returning from the testosterone-heavy flag lowering ceremony held every evening at the India-Pakistan border at Wagah, near Lahore.

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Nov 05, 2014 AT 10:08 IST, Edited At: Nov 05, 2014 10:08 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 09, 2014 AT 23:30 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 09, 2014 23:30 IST

Terrorists attacked Karachi Airport today. Fortunately the airport security force managed to keep them away from the passenger terminal and the army responded effectively and now claims to have killed all the terrorists with relatively limited damage to the airport.

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 09, 2014 AT 23:30 IST, Edited At: Jun 09, 2014 23:30 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 27, 2013 AT 02:46 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 27, 2013 02:46 IST

On June 23rd some 15-20 men dressed in the uniforms of the Gilgit Scouts climbed up to the base camp at the foot of the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat. There, at the height of 13000 feet above sea level, they pulled climbers, guides, porters and cooks out of their tents, smashed their phones, laptops and solar panels and put them in two groups. The locals were in one group, the foreigners were lined up on the other side. Then they shot all the foreign climbers in the back of the head. Since exit wounds are bigger than entry wounds and exit wounds were in the face, some of the foreigners are said to be hard to recognize. Looking at ID cards, they also shot a local cook whose name was Ali Hassan. Another local who told this story to a friend survived because his name is Sher Khan. He is Ismaili. Luckily for him, they just looked at ID cards. He survived because his name doesn't sound Shia.

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 27, 2013 AT 02:46 IST, Edited At: Jun 27, 2013 02:46 IST
POSTED BY OWD ON Jul 16, 2011 AT 01:05 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 16, 2011 01:05 IST

There had been some speculation even earlier, which had persisted, that reports of Ilyas Kashmiri's death were wildly exaggerated. And those rumours about his being alive also refuse to die down. The latest is Pakistan's Dawn which has a report quoting unnamed sources that he is still alive

Sources revealed that Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of Harkat-ul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), who was reportedly killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan last month, is still alive, DawnNews reported.

Sources said that security officials of the United States and Pakistan failed to confirm the death of the HuJI commander.

He is still active in the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, sources added.

Regional and anti-terrorism experts have long described Kashmiri as one of Al Qaeda’s main operational commanders.

Kashmiri was held responsible for a number of attacks in Pakistan, including the May 22 siege on the Navy’s air base in Karachi and in October 2009 on the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Jul 16, 2011 AT 01:05 IST, Edited At: Jul 16, 2011 01:05 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON May 23, 2011 AT 19:01 IST ,  Edited At: May 23, 2011 19:01 IST
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