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Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

'Yesterday's explosion was an accident. It was not caused by explosives or a result of terrorism,' Punjab provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah says

'Yesterday's explosion was an accident. It was not caused by explosives or a result of ...

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Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

(4th UPDATE) The explosion took place in the particularly affluent Defence Housing ...

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Pakistan on edge as 8 killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

(3rd UPDATE) One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi ...

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7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

The attack, which left 3 others wounded, occurs in Laghman province on Sunday

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Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family

The ICRC has not specified who was behind the abduction

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Red Cross urges release of 2 staff abducted in Afghanistan

'Children are once again the main victims of these indiscriminate and illegal weapons,' ...

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Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children, UN says

The fire erupts late Thursday after a nearby pile of burning trash apparently caused ...

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Polluted Indian lake catches fire

Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi succumbs to his wounds after suffering serious ...

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UAE envoy to Kabul dies of wounds from January bombing

The latest assault occurs in Peshawar, say police, after a bomber rides a motorcycle into ...

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Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

The launch means India now holds the record for launching the most satellites in one go, ...

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India puts record 104 satellites into orbit