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Pakistan: Terrorism In

Pakistani security forces demolish the hideout of militants in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities say a raid by security forces on a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar triggered a 15-hour shootout in which a police officer and many suspected militants were killed.

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An Armed Pakistani commando wears headband reads "God is great," takes part in a raid with others against militants in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Pakistani officials announce the crackdown on terror groups

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A Pakistani soldiers stands guard at the site of a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan. A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, killing dozens of people as Pakistanis cast ballots to democratically elect a civilian government.

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A woman holds the tail unit of a mortar shell claimed to be fired from the Pakistani side, along the international border, at Bega village near Jammu. Five civilians were killed and nine others injured as Pakistani troops rained mortars and opened heavy fire on Indian villages and BoPs along the International Border (IB) in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.

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An ambulance carries injured officers to a hospital outside a police training school attacked by militants in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani nurses light candles to pay tribute to the victims at a site Monday's suicide bombing, in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani lawyers are mourning colleagues slain in a shocking suicide bombing the previous day in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed and wounded scores of people, mostly lawyers.

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People carry dead bodies of victims in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan,. A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital Monday, killing at least 55 people, police said.

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People comfort each other following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan. A powerful bomb went off inside a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens of others, police said.

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An injured man from a bomb blast talks on his cell phone at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. A bomb blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has killed 69 and wounded scores.

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Pakistani rescue workers remove a dead body from the site of bomb explosion in a park in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A woman injured in the bomb blast is comforted by a family member at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A woman weeps for her injured family members as she tries to speak to security at a local hospital in Lahore, Pakistan,. A bomb blast in a park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least 69 and wounded scores, a health official said.

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A Pakistani soldier walks past damaged vehicles at the site of a deadly suicide bombing in Charsadda, Pakistan. The suicide bomber attacked the entrance to a court in the town of Shabqadar northwestern Pakistan killing many people, police said.

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Pakistani security personnel check students outside the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan. Officials say the northwestern Pakistani university where Islamic militants gunned down 21 students and teachers last week has reopened for classes amid tight security.

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An ambulance transports the body of a victim while Pakistani troops gather at the main gate of Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani troops and rescue workers gather at the main gate of Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest, killing several people, officials said.

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Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest killing several people, officials said.

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This video still image shows police and emergency personnel outside Bacha Khan University, the scene of a shooting in Charsadda, Pakistan. Police say gunmen stormed the university, killing a professor and several others. Police and army exchanged gunfire with the attackers and several explosions were heard from the area of the Bacha Khan University, about 21 miles from Peshawar. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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In this file photo Maulana Masood Azhar, center, (wearing glasses and white turban), arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan. The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into "protective custody" amid a probe as to whether he is linked to a deadly attack earlier this month on Pathankot air base, two security officials and a provincial minister.

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Pakistani rescue workers carry a dead body after recovering it from the rubble at the site of suicide bombing in Shadi Khan, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest from Pakistani capital Islamabad.

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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate a match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The Twenty20 matches mark a return of international cricket to Pakistan for the first time since gunmen attacked buses carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team and match officials in this eastern city six years ago. Security has been beefed up for the matches.

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A Pakistani security official displays cartridges he collected from the scene of an attack on a bus, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard outside a local hospital following an attack on a bus in Karachi, Pakistan. Heavily-armed militants donning police uniforms attacked a bus carrying Shia Ismaili Muslims and shot them in the head, killing at least 47 people and leaving behind a pamphlet of ISIS claiming responsibility for the grisly attack in Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

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People mourn during the mass funeral service of victims of a pair of suicide attacks on two churches in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Women mourn as they gather at a church damaged from a suicide bombing attack in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Angry Christians lynch a person who they suspect is involved in a suicide bombing attack on churches in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A woman mourns over a family member who was killed from a suicide bombing attack near two churches in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani women run following a bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. An apparent suicide bombing killed many people outside a police complex in eastern Pakistan.

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Pakistani investigators and security officials look for evidence at a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur, Pakistan.

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Pakistani civil society members hold banners and chant slogans during a protest against extremism and to mark the one month anniversary of the school attack that killed more than 100 children in Peshawar, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures during a news conference following his visit to the Army Public School, which as attacked by the Taliban nearly a month ago, killing 150 people - almost all of them students, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Supporters of Pakistani civil society groups rally against Taliban and militants in Lahore, Pakistan.

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School’s up The baleful month of December brought in its wake one of the most numbing events of the year, in the ancient city of Peshawar, and no one who consumed this news is still quite normal. No war is ever worth it. Surely not one that kills the young.

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Students hold placards and candles as they participate in a candle march held in memory of Pakistani victims killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Mumbai.

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Members of a civil society group rally to condemn Taliban for the killings of the students in the attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, during a candlelight vigil near Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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A student in Chennai sheds a tear for Peshawar’s slain schoolchildren

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‘The smallest coffins are the heaviest’ A slain student being laid to rest in Peshawar

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People take part in a prayers ceremony for the victims of the Peshawar attack, at St. Patrick Cathedral in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani student, Mohammad Baqair, who survived the Peshawar attack with injuries, holds a photograph of his mother, who was a teacher at the school and fell victim to the attack.

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Players of the Pakistan Women Kabaddi Team pray for the victims of Peshawar terror attack during the 5th Kabaddi World Cup in Sangrur.

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Students of Guru Harkrishan Public School make a human chain during an event to pay tribute to Peshawar Army School terror attack victims, at Central Park in New Delhi.

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Students light candles during a condolence prayer meeting to pay tribute to the victims of Peshawar School terror attack, in Bengaluru.

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Young girls hold posters to protest against the Pakistani Taliban's terror attack on students, in Ahmedabad.

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Students hold a candle light march to pay tribute to the Peshawar Army School terror attack victims, in Allahabad.

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The alleged suicide bomber who carried out the deadly bombing at the Wagah border killing at least 60 people. The photo was released by outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar, along with other details. The group claimed the bomber to be 25-year-old Hanifullah alias Hamza.

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Pakistani security forces examine ammunition confiscated from attackers who stormed late on June 8 the Jinnah International Airport, during their investigation in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Troops of Pakistani paramilitary forces carry a coffin of their colleague who died during an operation against late Sunday's attack by gunmen who stormed the Jinnah International Airport, during his funeral in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fire illuminates the sky above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces fought with attackers since Sunday night for some 13 hours, resulting in the death of 29 people including the 10 militants who had made their way into the airport disguised as security men.

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Dead bodies of the terrorists who attacked the Jinnah International Airport are shown by Pakistani police officers. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed over two dozen people. Security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers.

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Smoke seen rising above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces battled militants after gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed over two dozen people. Security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers.

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Senior Pakistan journalist, the news anchor at Geo TV, Hamid Mir, was shot six times during an attack on his life in Karachi on April 19. Three bullets were removed during a surgery while three reportedly still remain in Mr Mir’s body.

Courtesy: The News, Pakistan

Videograb: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from multiple quarters here including the Taliban, was today shot at in Karachi by four unidentified gunmen who waylaid his vehicle near a bridge on way to his office. Mir, 47, sustained three bullet injuries on lower part of his body after he was shot at near Natha Khan bridge soon after he left the Karachi airport for his office. He had just landed in Karachi and was on his way to the studios of Geo TV.

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Pakistani investigators gather around a crater following an explosion in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Soldiers of the Pakistani paramilitary force at a bombing area in Quetta, Pakistan where nearly a dozen people were killed when a bomb went off near a passenger bus.

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A car bomb exploded as a convoy of paramilitary troops passed through the outskirts of Peshawar, killing more than a dozen people and wounding many.

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Everything broken After the March 3 blast

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People raise their hands during the funeral of victims killed from Sunday evenings' car bombing that killed dozens of people, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslim women light candles during a demonstration to condemn Sunday's car bombing that killed dozens of people, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistani children hold candles at the site of Saturday's bombing, in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite families block a main highway of Islamabad, to protest against Shiites' killings in Quetta in Pakistan.

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A Pakistani woman is comforted by other relatives while grieving over the body of her brother Mohammed Ali, who was killed in Saturday's bombing, in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims, chant slogans during a protest to condemn Thursday's deadly bombings in Quetta, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims sit next to bodies and await the burial of their relatives and friends who were killed in Thursday's deadly bombings, during a protest in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims chant slogans next to the bodies of their relatives awaiting burial, who were killed in Thursday's deadly bombings, at a protest rally in Quetta, Pakistan. Shiites in a southwestern Pakistani city hit by a brutal terror attack refused to bury their dead in protest, demanding that the government do something to protect them from what has become a barrage of bombings and shootings against the minority Muslim sect.

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A boy holds a candle while he and his mother take part in a protest to condemn Thursday's deadly bombings in Quetta, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The death toll has touched 126, according to sources.

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Pakistani police officers and local residents gather at the site of bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistani NGO workers hold a rally outside the Peshawar Club for their colleagues killed by gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed several teachers and aid workers in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center.

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A woman mourns the death of her brother in Peshawar, Pakistan. A suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has killed many people and left more than a dozen injured.

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People look at a damaged vehicle in Peshawar, Pakistan. A suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has killed many people and left more than a dozen injured.

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Pakistani police officers stand next to a damaged vehicle caused by suicide bombing in Daggr, the main town of Pakistan's Buner district. A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying the regional head of a government-allied militia in northwest Pakistan, killing himself and several others, police and the militant group said.

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MQM rally in Karachi condemns the Taliban act

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Civil society activists protest the attack on Malala in Islamabad

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Pakistani Christians chant slogans during a protest to condemn the attack on a 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who spoke out against Taliban atrocities in their former stronghold of Swat was shot in the head and seriously injured, with the banned outfit saying they had targeted her for her "pro-West" views.

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Members of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League, Pakistan hold up pictures of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a protest to condemn the attack, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Officials and rescue volunteers gather at the bombing site in Peshawar, Pakistan. In a major flare up, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a US Consulate vehicle in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing himself and two persons and injuring nearly 20 others, including two American nationals.

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Pakistani security personnel guard the main entrance of Pakistan air force base in Kamra, about 85 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. Militants attacked the air force base filled with F-16s and other aircraft before dawn Thursday, sparking a heavy battle with security forces that left parts of the base in flames, officials said.

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Pakistani security personnel guard the main entrance of Pakistan air force base in Kamra about 85 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. Militants attacked the air force base filled with F-16s and other aircraft before dawn Thursday, sparking a heavy battle with security forces that left parts of the base in flames, officials said.

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In this photo taken on Aug. 5, 2012 Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan told the Associated Press that Taliban threatened to kill Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan who has become a major political player if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest U.S. drone attacks. Ahsan said “If he comes, our suicide bombers will target him,”

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Pakistani security officials examine the vehicle targeted in a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan. A bomb planted in a vehicle killed two policemen and left four injured, police said.

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People look at a vehicle targeted by a suicide attacker in Swabi near Peshawar, Pakistan. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a former government official greeted others outside a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing the official and his guard, police said.

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Afghan Hazara women shout slogans against the killings of their own ethnic people in Quetta, Pakistan, during a rally in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lashkar-e-Jangvi, an extremist group with links to al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the October 4 assault as well as several other targeted attacks on Shias particularly Hazara Shias in Balochistan, Pakistan.

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People mourn next to the body of their relative killed in a firing incident, at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.

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Pakistanis mourn over the death of their relative killed in a firing incident, at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. Suspected Sunni extremists opened fire on Shiite Muslims traveling through southwestern Pakistan, killing scores of people and wounding six others in the latest apparent sectarian attack to plague the country.

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People watch a fire which erupted after a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday, Sept 19, 2011.

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Pakistani firemen work to extinguish a fire after an explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday night, Sept 19, 2011. A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in a market in the northwestern city of Peshawar where several shops sell music and movies, without giving any reason for the attack. The bomb killed at least five people and wounded some 35 others.

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Pakistani security officials examine wreckage of vehicles after a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A view of destruction caused by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani security officials examine a crater caused a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani family members of bombing victims comfort each others in Karachi, Pakistan. A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on militants in Pakistan's largest city. The blast killed at least eight people and left a crater 10 feet deep.

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Pakistani police officers visit the site of a suicide bombing in Shina Samar Bagh in Lower Dir, Pakistan. A suicide bomber attacked the funeral service on Thursday September 15, of a Pakistani tribal leader opposed to the Taliban, killing at least 20 people in the second strike this week against local foes of the militant network.

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Aftershocks A blast site in Karachi

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Pakistani police officer and rescue workers remove a dead body from the site of suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan. Targeting para-military forces which recently captured top al-Qaeda operatives, Taliban suicide bombers hit the house of a top Pakistan military commander in southwestern city of Quetta, killing 26 people, most of them soldiers and wounding 82 others.

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People look at a child killed in a suicide blast in Ghundi, in the Pakistani tribal area of Khyber on Friday, Aug 19, 2011. A suicide bomber struck a mosque in a Pakistani tribal region during Friday prayers, killing and wounding scores of people in the deadliest attack in the country in recent weeks.

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People comfort a woman who lost her son in Karachi, Pakistan, after a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque packed with worshippers, killing at least 33 people and injuring over 100 others.

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Pakistani police officers walk beside the blood-stained area at the site of shooting incident in Quetta, Pakistan. Gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying minority Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan, killing several people in what appeared to be a sectarian attack.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims mourn next to the bodies of their relatives killed by unidentified gunmen at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. Gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying minority Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan, killing several people in what appeared to be a sectarian attack.

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Pakistani police officers inspect a burnt bus after an explosion on a highway on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Pakistan army troops arrive to secure an area after an explosion in an Army ammunition depot in Sihala on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. The explosion killed one soldier and injured three others.

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