18 July 2004:
15 Sep 2007: Hasan Jan, JUI leader, killed.
2 March 2009:
Six persons were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide attack on a seminary in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province today.
Police officials and witnesses said the suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the madrassa in Pishin city, some 650 km from the provincial capital of Quetta. Witnesses said the bomber was a teenager.
Six persons were killed by the blast. Doctors described the condition of one of the injured persons as serious.
Police cordoned off the area and launched a search for accomplices of the suicide bomber.
Officials said they believed the provincial chief of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam, Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani, was the target of the attack.
19 April 2010:
30 March 2011:
31 Jan 2012:
Hussain is leading electioneering in the tribal areas for the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, or JUI. The country's most popular religious party, the JUI is a former ally of the Pakistani Taliban that broke with the group when it launched an insurgency in 2007. The Taliban subsequently started suicide attacks against the party's leadership, killing several prominent cleric-politicians, and only just missing its chief, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
The JUI has held political rallies across the tribal areas over the last two weeks, including one at Mir Ali in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Pakistani Taliban insurgents.
The mountainous Dattakhel area neighboring Mir Ali is also a haven for fugitive Al Qaeda leaders and has been a focal point of US drone strikes since 2009.
Hussain said the Taliban distributed pamphlets in the area warning residents not to attend the rally in Mir Ali and threatened him personally. Photographs of JUI cleric-politicians in the company of women in fancy clothes — taken at a wedding — were also distributed in an attempt to defame them among their conservative base, he added.
Nonetheless, the JUI rally attracted an estimated 15,000 tribesmen, local journalists said.
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April 27, 2013:
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