Tag: Gunmen

Gunmen kill five in Naushki: police

Two gunmen opened fired on labourers building a mosque in Baluchistan on Saturday killing five people, police said. The shooting took place in Naushki district,...

Gunmen kidnap 28 Afghan deminers

Gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped 28 Afghan deminers working for a charity in western Afghanistan, police said. The deminers were snatched in a district that...

Yemen army kills two pro-protest gunmen in Taez

Yemeni troops killed two pro-protest gunmen and wounded two others Thursday in an ambush near Taez targeting militiamen deployed to protect anti-regime demonstrators, witnesses...

Gunmen kill nine at Afghan wedding party

A gang of masked gunmen stormed a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan overnight, killing the groom and eight others in an attack blamed on...

3 Punjabis killed by Baloch gunmen

Three Punjabi labourers were killed while another was injured when they were attacked by gunmen in Punjgur, some 800 km west of Quetta on...

Unknown gunmen kill 6 in Quetta

At least six people were shot dead and five others got injured in a firing by unknown gunmen on Wednesday in Quetta, police sources...

Gunmen kill six in attacks on two Somali mosques

MOGADISHU - Unidentified gunmen fired on worshippers at two mosques in Somalia's self-proclaimed state of Puntland, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, residents and security officials said on Sunday. Residents believe the attacks targeted mosques run by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels, blamed for a roadside bombing a few hours before that killed a prominent cleric who was also a senior Puntland government official.
The mosque attacks on Saturday evening and Sunday

Philippine tribal gunmen kidnap 16

BUTUAN - Philippine tribal gunmen abducted 16 children and adults in a bizarre bid to have their leader released from prison after he was jailed for another mass kidnapping, police said Saturday. The kidnappers have threatened to kill their hostages, who include at least two students and were taken captive on Friday from a number of schools in a remote town on the violence-plagued southern island of Mindanao, police said.
"They should behave because if they continue to come into

Gaza banks protest after gunmen break in

GAZA CITY - Banks in the Gaza Strip closed on Thursday for a day of protest after gunmen allegedly protected by Hamas police twice robbed one bank of tens of thousands of dollars. Officials at the Palestine Monetary Authority in the West Bank city of Ramallah said armed men forced their way into a branch of the Palestine Investment Bank in Gaza City on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
"Yesterday (Wednesday) and the day before, a group of armed men wearing military clothing and

Suspected Qaeda gunmen kill two Yemen soldiers

ADEN - Gunmen killed two soldiers in the southern Yemen town of Zinjibar on Monday in separate shootings which a local official blamed on Al Qaeda.
The attacks came in different neighbourhoods of Zinjibar, the capital of restive Abyan province, the official said on condition of anonymity. "They bear the hallmark of Al Qaeda, which often attacks soldiers," he added.
A hospital source confirmed the deaths of the two soldiers.
Militants of Al Qaeda have been increasingly

Gunmen shoot Hindu trader dead

QUETTA - A Hindu trader was kidnapped and killed by armed men on Sunday. According to police, Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Multani Muhalla was going to his shop when unidentified armed men intercepted him on Patel Road, held him up at gunpoint and then killed him when he tried to escape.
Police reached to the scene and shifted the body to Civil Hospital Quetta for autopsy. Hospital sources said the bullets were fired at his head which killed him instantly. Balochistan Minister for

Sons dead as gunmen target Iraq anti-terror chief

KIRKUK - Gunmen fired on a top anti-terror official in northern Iraq, killing two of his sons and leaving the officer and another son wounded, police said Friday. Colonel Abbas Nuri had been exiting a shop late Thursday in Tuz Khurmatu and walking to his car, where his three teenage sons were waiting, when gunmen opened fire on the family and fled, the town's police chief Colonel Ali al-Hamdani said.
Two of Nuri's sons, aged 15 and 16, were killed, while his 18-year-old boy was

Gunmen kidnap 18 Afghan deminers in southeast

GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. "They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village," Ishaqzai told

Gunmen kill four police in Noshki

QUETTA: Gunmen shot dead four policemen in an attack on their van in insurgency-hit southwest Pakistan, officials said.
The incident took place in Gard Gab area, in Noshki district 150 kilometres west of Quetta, local police official Abdul Salam told AFP. The assailants ambushed a police van bringing recruits from a police training college in Qalat, he said.
"Three police recruits were killed on the spot. Another died on the way to the hospital," he said, adding that two

Gunmen torch NATO trucks, kill one in Balochistan

QUETTA: A man was killed and another injured in separate attacks on trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces Afghanistan. The attacks came in Khuzdar and Kalat districts of Balochistan on the main Quetta-Khuzdar highway on Friday.
According to details, unidentified attackers opened indiscriminate fire on a trailer carrying NATO supplies in Baghbana area of Khuzdar. As a result, the driver was killed and his 13-year-old cleaner was seriously injured. The assailants set the vehicle

Gunmen torch two NATO trucks in Balochistan

QUETTA/PESHAWAR: Gunmen on Tuesday torched vehicles carrying supplies for NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan, in the second such attack in 24 hours, police said.
The two tankers were attacked in Balochistan. Two men riding on a motorcycle held up the trucks at gun point, forcing the drivers and their helpers to leave, police official Khuda Bakhsh said. The gunmen doused the trucks in petrol before shooting at them at Dasht Bado town, 175 kilometres south of the provincial