Pakistani officials fear attempt to free jailed militants

Pakistani officials fear attempt to free jailed militants

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 28 (UPI Next) --Pakistani officials worry there may be an attempt to free militants from Central Prison Peshawar after jailbreaks elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.
Sumeera Riaz
Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Members of a Pakistani political party said they staged sit-in protests Sunday along roads used to haul NATO supplies into Afghanistan.

Pakistani law minister killed in suicide bomber attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- At least 10 people, including a provincial law minister, were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck a gathering in northwest Pakistan, police said.

Gunmen stage prison breakout in Pakistan; at least 11 deaths

ISLAMABAD, July 30 (UPI) -- Gunmen disguised as police attacked a jail in Pakistan, killing 11 people and freeing nearly 250 inmates, including high-profile militants, officials said.

Pakistan blast kills 5, injures 70

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- For a second day, a bomb targeted Shiite Muslims at a religious parade Sunday in northwestern Pakistan, killing five people and injuring 70 others, police said.

18 die at Pakistani religious procession

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistan police confirmed the explosion that ripped through a religious procession in Khanpur city killing at least 18 people was caused by a bomb.

8 die, 8 wounded in Pakistan attack

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An attack on a police station in Pakistan Saturday left four bombers, three civilians and a police officer dead, witnesses and other sources said.

Taliban spokesman denies cease-fire report

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Pakistani Taliban spokesman denied the group offered a cease-fire as militants Wednesday launched a deadly attack on a police station in the northwest.

Rival of Mehsud killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 23 (UPI) -- Qari Zainuddin, a rival of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, was shot and killed Tuesday in the northwest region, the victim's aide told Geo TV.

Separate attacks kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 14 (UPI) -- At least 13 people were killed and 20 more wounded in two attacks Sunday in Pakistan, officials said.

2 killed, 18 hurt in Pakistan explosion

KOHAT, Pakistan, June 1 (UPI) -- Two people were killed and 18 others wounded Monday when an explosion ripped through a bus station in Pakistan's northwest, officials said.

30 killed in Pakistan funeral blast

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A powerful explosion at a Shiite funeral procession in Pakistan killed more than 30 people Friday, authorities said.

Six killed in N.W. Pakistan suicide blast

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed six people in northwestern Pakistan Sunday after luring police to the scene with a smaller initial explosion, officials said.

India releases IDs of alleged attackers

MUMBAI, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The names and other details of all 10 suspects India says committed the Nov. 26 Mumbai terror massacre have been released.

Bomb rips Pakistan hospital, many dead

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A bomb blast tore through the emergency area of a hospital Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, killing several people, police said.
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Dera Ismail Khan (Pashto: ډیرہ اسماعیل خان) is a city in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan. The town, the headquarters of Dera Ismail Khan District, is situated on the west bank of the Indus River and lies 200 miles west of Lahore and 120 miles north-west of Multan. The city is the headquarters of the district and tehsil of the same name, in Pakistan, it is often abbreviated to D.I.Khan.

Dera Ismail Khan was founded towards the end of the fifteenth century by Ismail Khan, a son of the Baloch adventurer Malik Sohrab, who named the town after himself. Dera means settlement or abode. The original town was swept away by a flood in 1823, and the existing buildings are all of quite modern construction, the present town stands four miles back from the permanent channel of the river.

The descendants of Malik Sohrab, who settled there after migrating from Iraq, ruled the city for 300 years.

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