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Once a tourist paradise, the alpine valley of Swat became a haven for the Pakistani Taliban in 2007 after the hard-line movement swept the nearby Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The Pakistani Taliban were an offshoot and allies of the Afghan Taliban who, along with al-Qaeda and affiliated ...
A senior Pakistani official has told the country's lawmakers that Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), both U.S.-designated terror groups, will be tried in a military court. Responding to a Senate inquiry regarding the fate and status of ...

Pakistani officials say gunmen have shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta in an ambush claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. police said the Frontier Corps troopers were on patrol in Quetta on February 14 when they were fired on by gunmen. A senior official of the paramilitary ...
Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan (AP) -- The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of their deputy leader in a recent US drone strike in Pakistan's north-western tribal region. Azam Tariq Mehsud, the spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, says the group's deputy chief, Khalid ...
The Pakistani Taliban has been accused of committing terrorist attacks against the Pakistani government and military. Islamabad has also alleged that the TTP is supported by India's external espionage and intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Last April, former TTP spokesman ...
Islamabad, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban have confirmed the death of their deputy commander in an American drone strike in Afghanistan last week. The commander's death is a blow to the militant group that has been responsible for deadly suicide bombings and terrorist attacks in Pakistan for over ...

Peshawar: The Pakistani Taleban confirmed yesterday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected US drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place. A pair of suspected US missile strikes killed the militant leader, Khalid Mehsud, also known by his alias Sajna, on ...
The deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a US drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region. Khalid Mehsood, deputy leader of the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), died after the ...
The Diplomat: Flagging Pakistani Taliban loss another top gun. Arab NEWS Pakistan. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) second-in-command Khan Said, alias Sajna, was reportedly killed in a suspected drone strike in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika Province. (Photo courtesy: social media) ...
On what's going on now with the Taliban in Pakistan. What's happened, where we are now, is that there are 25,000, 30,000 ... And then inside Pakistan, the effort by the Pakistani Taliban to overthrow their government has really faltered. The Pakistani state has restored security over the last couple of years ...
Makin, Pakistan - The silence as you stand in the centre of Makin, the birthplace of the Pakistani Taliban, is striking. Nestled among the rocky mountains of this remote corner of northwestern Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal district, Makin was once the base of feared Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah ...
The Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-e-Taliban) has claimed a pair of suicide bombings in recent days and the group promises to conduct more in the near future. The first was purportedly carried out on Feb. 2 in the Mastung district of Balochistan. Though there is little independent reporting on the bombing, the ...
Islamabad, Pakistan -- At least 11 soldiers, including an army captain, were killed and 13 others were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a highly guarded army base in northern Pakistan, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the ...
The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack the day before that killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 in the Swat Valley. Authorities say Saturday's attack was the first in over three years in the northwestern region once ruled by militants. In a statement sent to media, the extremist ...
Pakistan military's counterterrorism operations in the country's tribal regions have pushed the Pakistani Taliban out of the country. Pakistani Taliban which, for almost ten years ran a state within a state in the country's lawless tribal regions has established sanctuaries across the border in Afghanistan. Now ...
Islamabad - Pakistan is set to engage Afghan Taliban in more talks in a bid to resolve the Afghanistan issue through dialogue, The Nation learnt. Senior officials at the foreign ministry said that the recent meeting with the Afghan Taliban delegation was 'positive' which rekindled the hope for a dialogue ...
... a local official and 13 police officers assigned to guard vaccination teams. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. The Taliban in Afghanistan have never opposed polio vaccine; hostility to it by some factions of the fragmented Pakistani Taliban has largely faded in the last two years, Mr. Memon said.

Islamabad, Pakistan - The police killing of a man in Karachi has sparked a social media outcry, as his family members reject claims by authorities that he was a member of the Pakistani Taliban, saying he was an innocent aspiring male model. police fatally shot Naqeebullah Mehsud, 27, during a raid on ...
Pakistani officials deny frequent US allegations about collaborating with militant Islamist proxies in Afghanistan and India, and say vast gains have been made over the past decade against militant outfits such as the Pakistani Taliban. But privately they also warn any moves against some popular hardline ...
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the country's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The banned terror group in an Urdu-language book titled "Inqilab Mehsood South Waziristan" said it killed Benazir in 2007, reports the Hindu. According to the report, they killed the ...
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a new book written by Taliban leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali. Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi shortly after she addressed ...
On GPO Chowk of Zarghoon Road a terrorist detonated him near a police truck. This incident occurred only 300 meters away from Balochistan Assembly building around 6 pm. On Dec 17 a Methodist Church was attacked by some ISIS militants on the same road which cast 11 Christian civilians life.
Believed to be in his 90s, Mohammad is the chief of the banned group Tehreek Nifaz-e Shariat Mohammadi and the father-in-law of Maulana Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Mohammad, who has been held in a maximum-security prison since 2009, is currently on trial on charges of murder, ...
Peshawar: A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to an anti-US cleric and the father-in-law of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah over eight years after he was arrested on charges of sedition and terrorism. The Peshawar High Court granted bail to 84-year-old Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the chief of ...
The country is battling an insurgency by the Pakistani Taliban, al-Qaeda and a growing ISIS presence in the border regions with Afghanistan. The military has launched several major operations against these militant groups for several years. ISIS has continued to gain ground in Afghanistan, and Pakistan ...
Khalid Mehsud, also known by his alias Sajna, was killed in Afghanistan's Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, last week, Pakistani security officials said. The militant group has not yet commented on the reported deaths. Islamabad opposes the drone strikes, saying they violate its sovereignty.
An American drone attack in northwestern Pakistan is believed to have killed a high-profile militant commander along with several of his aides. Tribal sources and local Pakistani officials confirmed Friday the strike took place a day earlier near the Afghan border in North Waziristan tribal district. They said ...
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) received a serious blow on Friday when the group's second-in-command Khan Said, alias Sajna, was reportedly killed in a suspected drone strike in Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika Province on February 9. Khan Said Sajna was the deputy of the TTP chief ...
The Pakistani Taliban on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack the day before that killed 11 soldiers and wounded 13 in the Swat Valley. Authorities say Saturday's attack was the first in over three years in the northwestern region once ruled by militants. In a statement sent to media, the extremist ...
Attacks have decreased sharply in the picturesque Swat Valley but can cause alarm in a region where Pakistani Taliban insurgents took partial control in 2007, before being ousted ... The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, in a statement sent to the media.
Islamabad: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a new book in written by Taliban leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali. Bhutto was killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi shortly ...
After Bhutto's death, the Musharraf regime had released an audio conversation between two Taleban men talking about Bhutto's death. The Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto in a new book ...
Peshawar, Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in burqas stormed the campus of an agricultural College in Pakistan Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding 35, police and hospital officials said. police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the agriculture ...
Peshawar, Pakistan -- Islamist militants stormed a provincial government complex for agriculture research in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing nine students and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials said. police and military troops killed five attackers during a firefight and while ...
The attack was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which used to wage frequent, large-scale attacks in Peshawar and other cities but has been weakened in recent years. In a statement, the militant group said its members had attacked a safe house of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, the country's ...
IS's Khorasan province was formed by Hafiz Saeed Khan, a former Pakistani Taliban commander in the southern districts of Nangarhar. Khan appeared in a video in January 2015, along with 10 militant commanders -- each representing a subregion within the Afghan-Pak region -- pledging allegiance to ...
... with a picture of an army officer garlanding Mullah Nazir, the first-ever Pakistani Taliban leader who was killed in a US drone strike in 2004.
Islamabad: A Taliban faction has made a comeback to Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan tribal region, imposing a ban on cultural ...
Having outlasted the world's most potent military forces, the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan present a severe challenge the governments ...
Peshawar: Key commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA) have split after developing differences with ...
Above, Pakistani Taliban fighters. A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the ...
Key militant commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maqbool Dawar had been killed in a U.S. drone attack in eastern Afghanistan on ...
Omar Khalid Khurasani, the emir of the Pakistani Taliban faction ... that even the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which is no stranger to ...
Unidentified security officials were quoted as saying up to three bombs went off in the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
Pakistani security officials said three bombs went off in the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. The officials spoke on condition ...
Pakistan has mounted massive military operations against Pakistani Taliban that launch attacks on home soil, claiming thousands of lives.
Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto on Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian ...
Islamabad (AP) -- An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held ...
Kabul info-icon (Pajhwok): In an attempt to step up efforts for peace and reconciliation, Afghanistan info-icon has asked Pakistan info-icon ...
Islamabad: A Pakistani Taliban group confirmed late Saturday that its 7 fighters were killed in an overnight operation on the Afghan side of ...


 

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