Suspected militants kill 4 police in Pakistan

Pakistani police. (AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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Suspected militants kill 4 police in Pakistan

  • Two police officers were also wounded
  • Attack comes two weeks after gunmen stormed a police station in Balochistan

PESHAWAR: Pakistani police say suspected militants killed four officers after opening fire on a police vehicle in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan.
Local police official Mohammad Javed says another two police officers were wounded in Tuesday’s attack.
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on Pakistani militants who have claimed previous attacks across the country.
Dera Ismail Khan is in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups have long operated it the porous border region.
The latest attack comes two weeks after gunmen stormed a police station, killing eight police officers and a civilian in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. Four militants were also killed in the attack.


UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

Updated 22 min 59 sec ago
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UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

  • KSA, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Nigeria, Kuwait & Arabs from two other nations played
  • KSA won third place match against Egypt on Saturday night

ISLAMABAD: The winning streak of the Emiratis that survived the ten day Year of Tolerance Football Championship of Ramadan 2019 came to a fruitful end early Sunday morning as the UAE team won against its opponent 1-0 taking the big trophy.
Initiative of UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi who revived the spirit of football organizing the tournament last year under the title ‘Year of Zayed’ is aimed at rekindling relations between the Arab diplomats stationed in Islamabad.
“This kind of activity brings all Arabs, all Islamic countries, and all (Middle East) embassies together”, Al Zaabi told Arab News, as his team lifted the winning cup.
The Emirati envoy pledged to do more toward what he called a successful “sports diplomacy”.
The game was suspended back in 2008 during Pakistan’s troubled era plagued by terrorism. But in 2018 UAE emabssy which has indulged in several philanthropic activities took steps to connect with other Arab nations through football, a game commonly played in the Middle East.
Arab News shows in this video report, its second coverage of the tournament this month, the excitement of participants, players, and a select crowd of Arabs and Pakistanis enjoying the football in cricket crazy Pakistan.