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Heavy seasonal rains contributed to the fatal crash of a Pakistani passenger airplane on Wednesday morning near the country's capital city of Islamabad. Earlier reports that survivors had been found in the wreckage proved not to be true, according to The Washington Post.

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A suicide bomber struck a procession of Shiite Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday as they commemorated the day of Ashura, a traditional day of mourning and remembrance of the Prophet Muhammad's martyred grandson. According to the Los Angeles Times, 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in the blast -- the third attack in three days in Pakistan.

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Pakistan is in a state of turmoil following a suicide attack that killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and at least 20 others in Rawalpindi on Thursday. Bhutto had appeared at a rally to drum up support for Pakistan's upcoming elections on Jan. 8 when a gunman shot her and blew himself up, sparking protests and more deadly clashes around the country.

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