It was past midnight when the insurgents crossed into Afghanistan’s Dur Baba district on the border with Pakistan and began their descent. In the valley below, relatives of the district governor, Hamisha Gul, a tall, handsome man in his late 40s, had gathered at his compound to celebrate the impending marriage of his cousin Nawshir.
From the road, the two tractor-trailers looked like thousands of others that drive daily through southern Mexico lugging cement, bananas and other Central American goods. But when Mexican police officers shined an X-ray on the trucks, they saw an alarming cargo
Frank Jackson knows something about violent crime. As head of the Dangerous Offenders Task Force in Wake County, North Carolina, he’s been around his share
12 Die as Gunmen Storm Baghdad Gold Shops At least 12 people died when gunmen invaded a row of gold shops in the Mansour District of western Baghdad on Sunday and ended up in a gunfight with security forces, police and military officials said. The gunmen used hand grenades and small arms to kill three […]
Camouflaged gunmen in a white minivan opened fire with assault weapons Saturday at a Pakistani army headquarters checkpoint in Rawalpindi, a top military spokesman said. What followed was a raging gunbattle that left all four gunmen and all four guards dead, said army Gen
The lone surviving gunman captured during last year’s terrorist assault on Mumbai confessed his involvement in the attacks in court Monday. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is one of 10 Pakistani nationals who police said unleashed terror on India’s financial capital for four days and three nights in November
Richard Phillips, the captain of a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, tried to escape from his captors Thursday night by jumping out of the lifeboat where he’s being held, a U.S. official said Friday. Phillips was believed to be trying to swim to the USS Bainbridge, a naval warship that is in communication with the gunmen holding Phillips off Somalia’s coast, the official said.
Pakistani authorities released photos of two suspects Wednesday as they continued to hunt for the gunmen responsible for an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team which left seven people dead. They also offered a 10 million rupee ($125,000) reward for information leading to the arrests of those behind the ambush on the visiting team’s convoy as players and match officials made their way to Lahore’s cricket stadium.
Pakistani police made several arrests Wednesday as they continued to hunt for the gunmen responsible for an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team which left seven people dead. Authorities released photos of two suspects involved in the ambush on the visiting team’s convoy Tuesday as players and match officials made their way to Lahore’s cricket stadium, killing six police officers and a driver