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"A senior Pakistani security official is blaming an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a notoriously violent Islamist sectarian group," Philip says.
Monday night's assault on the police college was the deadliest in Pakistan since a suicide bomber killed 70 people in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta in August.

The August attack was claimed by ISIL, but also by a Pakistani Taliban faction, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar. The military had dismissed previous ISIL claims of responsibility and last month said it had crushed the Middle East-based group's attempt to expand in ...
That attack was claimed by IS, and also by a Pakistani Taliban faction, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar. The military had dismissed previous IS claims of responsibility as "propaganda", and last month said it had crushed the Middle East-based group's attempt to expand ...
The Islamic State posted a claim of responsibility on the group's media arm, the Arabic-language Aamaq news agency. The claim was not confirmed by Pakistani officials.
JUDY WOODRUFF: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, but so did a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban. The death rate for migrants crossing the Mediterranean has soared this year to three times last year's rate.

Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Balochistan that led the counter-operation, blamed the attack on the Pakistani Taliban-affiliated Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). He said the counter-strike was completed in three hours. An ...
The Islamic State and a Pakistani Taliban faction based in Quetta both claimed responsibility for yesterday's suicide attack at a police academy in Quetta that killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 120.
A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A government official said tens of police trainees were killed when gunmen attacked a hostel at a police training center in ...
He added that communications intercepts showed the militants belonged to the Al-Alimi faction of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group -- which is affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban. "They were in communication with operatives in Afghanistan," he said.
1. Pay offer to cause tension in schools. Tensions within secondary schools could rise further today as school management bodies seek to ensure teachers not planning to strike on Thursday sign declarations that they are available for work while their ...
The Pakistani Taliban urges them to "take up the sword." For years, these appeals have gone largely ignored. This month, however, jihadis may feel they're finally getting their wish.
Peyton Pruitt, 19, was arrested in November 2015 on charges of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism. He told the FBI that he shared information about bombs online with people he thought were with the Taliban and Islamic State.
Three gunmen from a Pakistani Taliban-linked group burst into the sprawling academy, targeting sleeping quarters that are home to some 700 recruits, sending terrified young men fleeing.
Dera Ismail Khan: Islamic State (Daesh) fighters and the Pakistani Taliban on Monday said they killed a police official in northwest Pakistan, the second attack in the south Asian nation claimed by the Middle East-based militant group in just over a month.

Islamabad: A three-member delegation of the Afghan Taliban arrived in Pakistan to discuss peace talks with the Afghan government and recent arrests of high-profile Taliban leaders by Pakistani authorities.
Commonly called Malala, the 19-year-old fought against the Taliban in Pakistan over the rights of girls to go to school. "I was one of the students who were banned from education," Malala told the crowd.
A Pakistani Taliban-trained militant leader was behind deadly attacks in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine State that have sparked a military crackdown and sent thousands of terrified residents fleeing the area, Myanmar's president said Friday.
Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has been nominated for the 'Most Resilient journalist Award' for showing extraordinary courage and perseverance in reporting.
Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, who survived two attempts on his life in 2012 and 2014 and has been threatened numerous times, told CPJ that threats against the media are constant and that he takes any warning from the Pakistani Taliban "very ...
The government has named a certain 'Mr Havistoohar' from a small village in the Maungdaw area as the 'leader' of AMM, claiming that he was trained by the Taliban in Pakistan. According to Myanmarese intelligence, 'Havistoohar' returned to Rakhine to ...
Islamabad: A three-member delegation of the Afghan Taliban arrived in Pakistan to discuss peace talks with the Afghan government and recent arrests of high-profile Taliban leaders by Pakistani authorities.
The government has blamed the violence on a little known Islamist group it says has links to the Pakistani Taliban. But Suu Kyi said during a trip to India this week that the government's initial statement may have been based on unreliable sources ...
Also, aviation Week of 23 December 2010 reported Chinese military personnel were advising Pakistani Taliban how to fight the NATO led ISAF.
In the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani Taliban attacked Tarbela dam, one of the largest in the world, in 2007 and Lashkar-e-Taiba "has always used water issues as a key propaganda item.
Commonly called Malala, the 19-year-old fought against the Taliban in Pakistan over the rights of girls to go to school. "I was one of the students who were banned from education," Malala told the crowd.
Local TV channel Express News, quoting an unnamed senior security official, reported that Akbar Ali, a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, was killed in an "intelligence operation" in the remote Gomal town. No further details of the operation were given.
The attack, however, was also claimed by a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, which at one time had declared support for Islamic State's Middle East leadership, but later switched back to the Taliban.
The government said in an October 14 statement that the militants were members of a Maungdaw-based organisation, Aqa Mul Mujahidin, that had links to the RSO in Bangladesh and Taliban in Pakistan. military officials said the situation was now stable, ...
Investigators last year said Pruitt used the Internet to communicate with what he believed were representatives of the Islamic State and the Pakistani Taliban, and that he told an FBI agent that he provided links to encrypted information on car bombs ...
It identified the group's leader as Havistoohar, saying he had previously trained with the Taliban in Pakistan. Several Muslim residents of Maungdaw township told The Myanmar Times that they had heard of the October 9 attacks, but knew little more ...
The leader of the new group was identified as Havishtoohar, who had apparently attended a six-month training course by the Taliban in Pakistan. He was living as a refugee in a border village in Bangladesh, with funds received from groups in West Asia.
Pakistan's talking points about being the victim of violent extremism and paying penalties for going to war against the Pakistani Taliban are completely true. But they are eroded with every additional attack against an Indian military outpost and with ...
International pressure. India could object to projects in the territory claimed by itself in international fora, including filing a request for redressal to the United Nations.
This fight has been forced on us for the past 40 years," a Pak Pashtun in Khost said. The Pashtun are Pakistan's third largest ethnic group which has suffered the most from the Pakistani Taliban's seven-year onslaught against government forces and ...
A splinter Pakistani Taliban group, Jamaatul Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. The group has claimed responsibility for most of recent attacks across the country, including a suicide bombing in Quetta in early August that left more ...
A Pakistani Taliban-trained militant leader was behind deadly attacks in the north of Myanmar's Rakhine State that have sparked a military crackdown and sent thousands of terrified residents fleeing the area, Myanmar's president said Friday.
Islamabad, Pakistan (BosNewsLife)-- After waiting seven years in jail, Pakistan's first Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy had her final Supreme Court appeal adjourned, as angry Muslims packed the court room to demand her execution.
The report quotes Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who now lives in Birmingham having survived an attempt by the Taliban in Pakistan to shoot her dead on her school bus: "I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be ...
Srinagar: The undertones of the campaign for education that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai ran against the diktats of the Taliban in Pakistan are now evident in Kashmir. The three-month-long closure and destruction of educational and professional ...
The First Lady recalled her inspiration for the initiative came after meeting a few years ago with Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and critically wounded by the Taliban in Pakistan for trying to attend school. "I saw that the terrorists who nearly ...
Since 2014, Pakistan has launched a crackdown on Pakistani Taliban militants and their allies along the northwestern border with Afghanistan, but it is unclear if that operation has extended to anti-India groups.
Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan, has told the Archbishop of Canterbury she wants to promote "religious and cultural harmony".
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) - Afghan security forces have killed a senior member of the Pakistani Taleban accused of masterminding a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, militant sources said on Monday (Oct 10).
Ever since it broke away from the Pakistani Taliban in 2014, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, or the Freedom Movement, had been carrying out sporadic attacks, often weeks or months apart.
Ever since it broke away from the Pakistani Taliban in 2014, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar or the Freedom Movement had been carrying out sporadic attacks, often weeks or months apart.
During my years of research into the Pakistani Taliban movement, I have met aged ideologues who were highly preoccupied with the hypocrisy of the west, and for whom it seemed to be an utmost pleasure to repeat the fact that the west was once sponsoring ...
In addition, Balochistan has seen numerous attacks by Islamist militant groups, including the August bombing of the government hospital in the province's capital Quetta, which was carried out by Pakistani Taliban groups. The government and military ...


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