Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near a public ground where Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was to address a rally in the eastern Indian city of Patnatoday. Photograph: Krishna Murari Kishan/Reuters
Bombers target India rally

At least five people died and 50 were injured as seven bombs exploded in the Indian city of Patna hours before Narendra Modi, a prime ministerial cand(...)

An injured policeman is rushed to a hospital for treatment after six people were killed in a raid on an Indian police station near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters

A group of suspected Islamist militants killed 10 people, including five policemen and three soldiers, in a strike in India’s disputed northern Jammu (...)

Pakistani volunteers remove the body of a blast victim at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday. Photograph: A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

From multibillion-dollar military aid to stealthy and secretive drone strikes, Pakistan, perhaps even more than Afghanistan, has been the centr(...)

Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar talks to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi,  last month. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

Gunmen have killed Pakistan’s lead prosecutor investigating the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, throwing the case that a(...)