Peshawar

asia & pacific

Pakistani Militants Bomb Government Bus in Revenge for Terrorists’ Death Sentence

The attack took place on a main road after the bus picked up government workers from districts surrounding Peshawar and was taking them to work in the city.
Sally Hayden and Reuters
3.16.16
asia & pacific

'He Was My World': We Spoke To Families and Survivors of Pakistan's University Massacre

VICE News visited Charsadda, northwestern Pakistan, where gunmen stormed a university on Wednesday and killed at least 20 people.
Mohammad Zubair Khan and Sally Hayden
1.22.16
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Pakistani Militants Launch Deadly Attack on University

Witnesses said they saw several young men wielding AK-47 guns storming the university housing where many students were sleeping. At least 20 people are dead.
Mohammad Zubair Khan and Sally Hayden
1.20.16
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Eyewitnesses Describe Moment Suicide Bomber on Explosives-Laden Motorbike Kills 11 in Pakistan

VICE News spoke to eyewitnesses who saw the attack, which killed at least five police officers, as well as a child and a local journalist. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility.
Mohammad Zubair Khan
1.19.16
war and conflict

Pakistan Executes Four Peshawar School Massacre 'Facilitators'

The men were hung on Wednesday, just days before the anniversary of the school attack that killed 141 people, including 134 children.
Reuters and VICE News
12.2.15
asia & pacific

Taliban Fighters Ordered to Help Earthquake Victims and Not Kill Aid Workers

The massive quake that has now killed more than 300 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan has prompted the Taliban to get involved in the disaster relief effort.
Reuters and VICE News
10.27.15
asia & pacific

Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan, Killing More Than 200 People

The huge quake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing dozens there and in neighboring Pakistan.
Reuters News Agency
10.26.15
asia & pacific

Six Sentenced to Death for Massacre of 132 Schoolchildren in Pakistan

Eight months after a horrific Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar shocked the world, six militants have been sentenced to death for their involvement, with another given a life sentence.
Sally Hayden
8.14.15
asia & pacific

Family of Pakistani Prisoner Convicted at 14 Plead Against Execution as Final Appeal Fails

VICE News spoke to the family of Shafqat Hussain, who is scheduled to hang on Thursday. He was just 14 when he was sentenced to death and his 'confession' was allegedly extracted through days of torture.
Mohammad Zubair Khan and Sally Hayden
3.17.15
war and conflict

Pakistan's Anti-Terror Offensive Nabs Alleged High-Level Taliban Operative

The man Karachi police identified to VICE News as "Kabi" has reportedly confessed that he is second in command of the Afghan Taliban military wing the Wadat Group.
Mohammad Zubair Khan
2.25.15
war and conflict

Millions of Pakistanis Have to Give Their Fingerprints to Keep Using Cellphones

The massive effort follows the killing in December of 150 students and teachers by Taliban militants, who used cellphones registered to a woman with no connection to the attack.
Alice Speri
2.24.15
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Pakistan’s Death Row Prisoners Face Broad 'Terrorism' Charges, Harrowing Conditions, and a Crumbling Justice System

Following the Peshawar massacre, Pakistan rushed to lift a moratorium on the death penalty, leading to many concerns for rights groups and the thousands languishing behind bars.
Sarah Munir
2.24.15
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