TTP kills 15 kidnapped FC soldiers

PESHAWAR: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has killed 15 Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldiers that they had kidnapped following an attack on the fort at Mullazai in Frontier Region Tank on December 23, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported on Thursday. “We killed all the 15 FC men in our custody on Thursday morning. It was revenge for the … Read more

Six hurt in Kurram blast

SADDA: A tribal elder among six others sustained injuries when explosive devices planted near a house went off in Sadda in Kurram Agency early Wednesday, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Tribal sources told DISPATCH NEWS DESK (DND) that unidentified persons had planted explosive devices to blow up the house of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Salim Khan … Read more

One killed, two injured in Balochistan landmine blast

QUETTA: One tribesman was killed while two others sustained injuries in a landmine blast near the Sindh-Balochistan border within the jurisdiction of the Balochistan province on Wednesday, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. According to Police that unidentified men had planted a landmine in the RD-238 area which exploded when a group of local tribal men … Read more

Landikotal blast: Two Khassadars among three killed

LANDIKOTAL: At least two personnel of the Khassadar force and a civilian were killed while nine others were injured in a blast in Landikotal town in Khyber Agency on Tuesday, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Political Tehsildar Abdul Nabi said that unidentified persons had concealed the remote-controlled bomb in a gunny bag that was placed … Read more

Two killed, 28 injured in Peshawar blast

PESHAWAR: At least two persons were killed while 28 others injured on Tuesday when a bomb blast ripped through a trade centre on Arbab Road in University Town, Peshawar, shattering the tentative peace in the provincial capital, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Dr Mian Saeed Ahmad ,Superintendent of Police, Cantonment told Dispatch News Desk (DND) … Read more

Pasban-e-Azaa leader shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: The leader of a Shi’a political organisation Pasban-e-Azaa, Syed Askari Raza, was gunned down on Saturday evening in a sectarian-motivated target killing in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi by two armed men riding a motorcycle, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported, the attack also left an activist of the group badly injured. Police said president of Pasban-e-Azaa Pakistan, … Read more

Canada put ‘wrong’ maple leaf on banknotes

OTTAWA: Canada’s new plastic banknotes feature Norwegian maple leaves, instead of the Canadian sugar maple leaf, several botanists have decided. They argue the leaf shown features more sections and has a more pointed outline than the Canadian version. The maple leaf is featured on the new C$20 (£13), C$50 and C$100 notes, which were introduced … Read more