Posts Tagged ‘political violence’

04 Aug 2010 07:18:19 GMT
Source: Reuters
By Faisal Aziz

KARACHI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – More than a dozen more people were killed overnight in Pakistan’s Karachi, deepening fears of instability in the commercial hub after the killing of a member of the dominant political party in the city.

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By BBC News

At least 38 people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack at a political party rally in north-west Pakistan, police say. (more…)

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By Reuters

BAGHDAD, April 4 (Reuters) – The civilian death toll in Iraq rose slightly in March compared to the previous month, officials said on Sunday, a continuing sign of tension surrounding a parliamentary election that failed to produce a clear winner.

Officials said 216 civilians died violent deaths in March compared to 211 in February. Election campaigning began in earnest in February and civilian deaths rose sharply from 135 in January.

The statistics, issued by the interior, defence and health ministries, showed that 101 police officers, 50 soldiers and 57 insurgents were killed in March.

Only two seats separated the top two blocs in the March 7 election, the cross-sectarian alliance led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and the State of Law coalition of current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Neither won enough seats for a majority in parliament. The close race could mean weeks of talks to form a government.

Overall violence has dropped sharply in Iraq since the height of sectarian warfare in 2006-07 that killed tens of thousands of people.

Between 95,775 and 104,481 civilians have died violently in Iraq since the start of the war, according to http://www.iraqbodycount.org.


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BAGHDAD (AFP) – Four people were killed, including two policemen, in shootings in Baghdad on Monday, Iraqi security officials said. (more…)

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By Faisal Aziz

February 1, 2010

(Reuters) – At least 17 people have been killed in three days of political violence in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi, police said on Monday. (more…)

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