June 17, 2002 |
As FBI agents sought clues at the site of a deadly car bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, another victim died. The death toll from Friday's bombing rose to 12 after an injured constable who was guarding the consulate, Ubaid Ullah, succumbed, a doctor said. Police said they were taking seriously a claim of responsibility from a previously unknown group called Al Qanoon, or the Law.
May 9, 1988
At least 26 people were killed, including four policemen, and more than 100 were injured in renewed ethnic violence in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, doctors and witnesses said. Hospitals said most of the casualties came from a northern Karachi district, where authorities ordered an army-supervised curfew at noon after early morning gun battles between rival Pushtun and Mohajir ethnic groups.
January 29, 2001 |
Masked gunmen ambushed a religious school's van, killing five Sunni Muslims and wounding three others in the latest round of religious violence in Karachi, Pakistan's main city, police said. The attack led to violent protests, and five students were hurt when police opened fire on demonstrators.
June 3, 1999 |
The bodies of 278 Indian fishermen--among about 300 missing since a cyclone raged across the Arabian Sea two weeks ago--have been found near India's west coast, officials said. "The high tide . . . brought more bodies to the coast along the Kutch district," a relief official said. A team left for Karachi, Pakistan, to search for bodies that might have drifted there. Rescuers had found 92 bodies by May 27 after the storm that narrowly missed Gujarat hit the Pakistani coast.
August 26, 1994 |
The government said it is planning to expel about 1 million illegal immigrants living in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and commercial center. "A strategy is being finalized to expel these immigrants," Interior Minister Naseerullah Babar said in reply to a question in the National Assembly. Officials and welfare organizations have complained that large-scale illegal immigration has contributed to violence and drug trafficking in Karachi.
August 21, 1990 |
A gang of 11 convicts from a Siberian labor camp overpowered their guards aboard an Aeroflot passenger flight carrying 29 passengers and nine crew members. They hijacked the plane to Karachi, Pakistan, where they sought political asylum. No one was hurt. One of the convicts apparently smuggled weapons on board in an artificial limb, the Soviet news agency Tass reported. The hijackers surrendered after landing at Karachi International Airport.
May 31, 2002 |
FRANCE * The widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has given birth to a boy she named Adam D. Pearl, said Ashley McCown, a family spokeswoman. Adam, born Tuesday and weighing about 6 pounds, and mother Mariane Pearl "are doing fine," McCown said. Pearl, 38, the newspaper's South Asia bureau chief, disappeared Jan. 23 in Karachi, Pakistan, while researching a story. Pakistan has charged four Islamic militants in his kidnapping and murder.
May 11, 1986 |
Authorities ordered an indefinite curfew on Saturday in parts of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, as gunfights erupted between two groups, wounding at least five. The curfew was imposed after daylong clashes between groups of Pushtuns and Urdu-speaking settlers from India during which police used tear gas to break up the crowds. The fighting broke out following a bus accident in which a boy was killed.