Fear stalks Afghan minorities after rare attacks

Afghanistan has endured more than 30 years of warfare, but recent attacks on minority Muslim sects have raised fears that sectarian unrest could add yet another layer of bloodshed.

Afghan forces kill dozens of militants in hostage rescue operation

Afghan security forces have killed dozens of militants in a military operation aimed at freeing a group of civilian hostages in southern Afghanistan, an Army official said on Wednesday.

Six-year-old Hazara girl murdered after rape attempt in Pak

In a horrific incident, a six-year-old Hazara Shia Muslim girl has been strangulated after being subjected to repeated rape attempts in the capital city of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province.

Six-year-old Pakistani girl murdered after rape attempt: Police

Police in southwest Pakistan are investigating after a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap after apparently being subjected to rape attempts.

Eight Shias killed in Pakistan's Balochistan province

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed at least eight Shia Muslims, members of the ethnic Hazara community, in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.

Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

Eight Shi`ite members of Pakistan`s ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, when gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said.

Pakistan rights body reports exodus from restive province

More than 300,000 people including minority Shiites and Hindus have fled Pakistan`s southwestern province of Baluchistan over the past 10 years due to growing unrest, a rights group said Wednesday.

Six killed in suicide attack in Pakistan's Quetta city

At least six people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday night when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a crowded market at a predominantly Shiite area of volatile Pakistani city Quetta.

Pakistani Shiites protest against ban on Iran road travel

Hundreds of protesters from Pakistan`s minority Shiite Hazara community on Sunday staged a demonstration in the south-western city of Quetta against a government ban on road travel to Iran where they go for pilgrimage.

Blast in Pakistan`s Balochistan province kills eight

A powerful bomb ripped through a crowded market at Dera Allah Yar town in the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday, killing eight persons and injuring more than 40 others, officials said.

Violence in Baluchistan has claimed 2,100 lives in five years

Violence in Pakistan`s Baluchistan has claimed over 2,100 lives and left 3,845 injured in 3,234 incidents of bomb blasts, rocket attacks besides sectarian and ethnic killings in the last five years.

`Will act against people linked to Shia attacks’

Dozens of Shia Hazaras have been killed in targeted attacks across Balochistan in recent weeks.

Deadly ethnic clashes erupt in Afghan capital

At least two people were killed in ethnic clashes that broke out in Kabul on Saturday when Hazara villagers allegedly burnt down the hilltop homes of Pashtun nomads, an official and witnesses said.