Tribesmen have blown up a gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled southern province of Balochistan, officials say. Armed militants also fired more than 200 rockets at a major base belonging to the Pakistani security forces in the area, they said.on Feb the 4th (via BBC)
A bomb ripped through a passenger bus in a province of southwestern Pakistan racked by growing tribal unrest, killing at least 13 people Sunday and wounding 20 others, police said. Some people still were trapped in the wreckage.
The bomb blast occurred in Kolpur, a town about 18 miles southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, as the bus traveled with about 50 passengers from Quetta to the eastern city of Lahore.
on Feb the 6th (via AP)
A bomb exploded near a pipeline supplying gas to a power plant in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan has exploded, disrupting supplies but causing no injuries, news agencies reported. The late Monday attack on the US- and British-owned Uch Power Plant is the fourth such attack in a month.on Feb 7th (via ISN Security Watch).
Pakistani security forces mounted a major operation on Tuesday morning in the troubled southern province of Baluchistan with the aim of destroying the sanctuaries of the Baluch nationalist leaders, highly placed sources told Adnkronos International (AKI). Local television reports have said that loud explosions were heard at the home of Nawab Akbar Bugti, the leader of one of the most powerful tribes in Baluchistan. Eye witnesses say that the fort of Nawab Akbar Bugti in the town of Dera Bugti was surrounded by flames.on Feb the 7th (via AKI). Also read a BBC reporter's interesting account of the present situation in Balochistan. Meanwhile in NWFP:
A suicide bombing ripped through a Shiite Muslim procession Thursday in northwestern Pakistan, sparking riots during the Muslim sect’s most important holiday. At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured in the violence, officials said.on Feb the 10th (via MSNBC) Related posts here and here.
Shiites went on a rampage after the explosion, burning shops and cars in Hangu, about 125 miles southwest of the capital, Islamabad, district police chief Ayub Khan said. Army troops later took control of the area and a curfew was imposed.