» 04/23/2009, 00.00
Taliban attack Christians in Karachi
Six people are wounded by gunshots, including an 11-year-old boy, now in critical conditions. Residents in the area that was attacked have locked themselves in. the attack comes after pro-Taliban slogans, calling on Christians to convert to Islam, appear on church walls.
Boy wounded in Taliban attack near Karachi dies
Irfan Masih, 11, succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered to the head. Five other people were also injured in the attack during which Islamists set fire on Christian homes and Bibles. Activists complain about police inaction.
Without evidence police arrest Christian on blasphemy charges
A Christian from Karachi is arrested for allegedly sending blasphemous cellphone messages "as revenge for last month's attacks against churches by Muslims." Human rights activists demand that he not be remanded into police custody because too many people die in prison without trial.
Life of 11-year-old Christian in danger even though he is not charged with anything
Blasphemy accusations have been made against five Christians, the youngest a 16-year-old, after a quarrel between boys that was blamed on the 11-year-old. Local Christians are afraid that he might become the target of violence.
Islamist assault on Karachi airport: 24 dead, over 20 injured
Yesterday evening, an armed group stormed the main airport of the southern Pakistani city. The operation was claimed by the Taliban, in response to the killing of their leader. Local sources speak of one of the most "brazen" and "sensational" attacks by extremists. New clashes at dawn this morning.
Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack, 15 militants dead
Pakistani Army carries out early morning air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district. Nine terrorist hideouts in Tirah Valley area destroyed. Security concerns are mounting in the country. Observers believe that following the attack on Karachi the process is all but dead.
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