Saad Khan
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/ 28 January 2008

Pakistan militants free 300 schoolchildren

Heavily armed militants took about 300 children hostage at a school in Pakistan on Monday but freed them after tense negotiations with tribal elders, the Interior Ministry said. Rebels armed with rocket launchers holed up at the school in the North West Frontier Province after a failed attempt to abduct a local official.

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/ 9 November 2007

Suicide bomber targets Pakistan minister’s house

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the house of a Pakistani minister in the north-western city of Peshawar on Friday, killing four people, police said. Federal Minister for Political Affairs Amir Muqam, who is also the local head of President Pervez Musharraf’s ruling party, told state television that he was unharmed in the blast.