Asim Tanveer

Pakistanis desperate to escape flood areas

Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as heavy rain was expected to intensify suffering.

Bomber rams Pakistan military bus, kills eight

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a Pakistan Air Force bus -- killing at least eight people and wounding 40 -- near the central city of Sargodha on Thursday, the military said. The security situation in Pakistan has deteriorated sharply in the past few months at a time of political uncertainty.

Security tight as Bhutto heads to Pakistan stronghold

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto set off for her ancestral village in southern Pakistan on Saturday, security heavy in the wake of an assassination attempt at a Karachi welcome rally last week that killed 139 people.

Suicide attack kills more than 110 as Bhutto returns

A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 115 people and wounded 100 on Friday in an attack targeting a vehicle carrying former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto through Karachi on her return from eight years in exile. Bhutto was safe and at her home after leaving the truck that had been transporting her.

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