December 31, 1999 |
A man who confessed to killing 100 children surrendered at the office of Pakistan's largest Urdu-language newspaper. Javed Iqbal, 40, had been the target of a massive manhunt since early this month, when he wrote a letter to police that led them to the remains of two bodies as well as the pictures and clothes of many of the 100 boys he said he killed. He walked into the building that houses the Jang newspaper in Lahore and said he wanted to write a confession, editor Shaheen Quereshi said.
February 25, 1995 |
Gunmen opened fire on worshipers in two Shiite mosques early today, killing at least 18 men and wounding many more, police and witnesses said. The massacres were part of the escalating feud in Pakistan between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that has left hundreds dead, mostly in the southern port city of Karachi. The latest killings brought the overnight death toll to 25. Seven people were gunned down Friday night, including two men shot at a Sunni mosque.
October 1, 1988 |
A large number of gunmen fired indiscriminately Friday on crowds in and near the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad, killing at least 60 people and wounding 150, doctors and witnesses said. The motive for the attacks was not immediately clear. The government ordered an indefinite curfew in Hyderabad and the suburb of Latifabad, Pakistan's official APP news agency said.
March 17, 2000 |
One of history's most prolific killers will be executed in the same grisly way he dispatched his young victims: strangled with an iron chain, hacked into 100 pieces and dissolved in a vat of acid. So decreed Judge Allah Baksh Ranja on Thursday, when he sentenced 42-year-old Javed Iqbal to death following his conviction for the rape, murder and obliteration of 100 boys and young men.