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LAKKI MARWAT: The police have arrested an alleged terrorist during a raid in Landiwah village of Kurram Par area, said an official on Saturday.
The semi-autonomous tribal lands consist of seven agencies: Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, and North and South Waziristan.

The border remains closed in Kurram Agency's Borki, Kharlachi, Tiri Mingal, and Shaheedano Dand. The area's political administration stated that it is yet to receive written orders to open the border.
Another 2,98,163 IDPs have returned to North and South Waziristan and Khyber, Orakzai and Kurram Agencies, it added. Zahoor, the FDMA official, also shed light on the process of IDPs' registration process in the city. He said they have set up 10 ...
Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, the former lawmaker from Kurram Agency said there was no special column in the census form for IDPs from tribal region.
Speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Friday, the former lawmaker from Kurram Agency said there was no special column in the census form for IDPs from tribal region.

Two personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) laid down their lives as suspected militants from across the Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attempted to attack a checkpost in Khyber Agency early Friday, DawnNews reported, quoting the military's ...
It got recognition from Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) as a village industry. This provided Lijjat tax exemptions and also a working capital of Rs 8 lakhs.
He was speaking at a function in Junglekhel town where a cleanliness drive was inaugurated by MPA Ziaullah Bangash on Tuesday.
He said that City police officer (CPO) Afzaal Kausar will personally check the security conditions in the district and strict action would be taken against those who will be found involved in any delinquency, negligence or lethargy.
The Hindu community across Pakistan celebrated the Holi festival with fervor and enthusiasm. In Karachi, the functions were held all over the city and Sharif said he was happy to see the celebrations in every nook and corner of Karachi without any ...
Parachinar: The Levies Force personnel defused an explosive device at a border village in Kurram Agency, officials said on Sunday.
Parachinar: At least two tribesmen were killed and four others were injured on Saturday when militants attacked a convoy of a jirga in the Takhto village of Central Kurram Agency. The jirga was being held to settle boundaries between the Musazai and ...
Criticising the official apathy in this regard, a Jirga member Dr Hussain said that these families belonged to the Sadda village of the Lower Kurram Agency, adding that they were still not recognized as internally displaced persons (IDPs). "Because of ...
Jamil Tori, another political activist and poet from Kurram Agency, while opposing and criticizing the merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that the central government is taking decision of the merger at a time when the people of FATA are being ...
"There were some 300 heavily armed militants who tried to infiltrate from the Khadi Khel village of Sarkani district of Afghanistan's Kunar province and attacked the check posts located inside Pakistan at Gora Parai in Suran sector of Mohmand Agency ...
"A drone missile struck the motorcycle which caught fire and then exploded," The Express Tribune quoted Haji Zamin Hussain, a village elder from the area, as saying. According to security sources, at least five fighters of the Afghan Taliban were ...

It was not clear who was being targeted, the official said. The missile struck two men riding a motorcycle in Pakistan's northern Kurram Agency, according to village elder Haji Zamin Hussain. Kurram Agency is one of the country's seven semi-autonomous ...
But the fault lines in the war against ISIS in Syria got further strained on Tuesday when "some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb[ed] some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS. Yet, they .... U.S. drone strike "struck two men ...
Kurram Agency, Pakistan: A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men Thursday in a Pakistani village near the Afghanistan border, a local government official and a village elder said. U.S. drone attacks inside Pakistan have become rare over the past ...
In November 2014, the provincial government reportedly sent a confidential report to the federal government, saying Daesh had recruited around 12,000 men from Hangu and Kurram Agency. However, the warning was not taken seriously. The same year, Daesh ...
The CIA-operated drone fired a missile that killed two suspected militants on the spot in a village in Kurram Agency, near the Afghanistan border, a local government official said.
A U.S drone targeted two men riding a motorcycle in Kurram Agency close to Durand Line, Haji Zamin, a village elder from Kurram Agency told the Express Tribune. "A drone missile struck the motorcycle which caught fire and then exploded," Hussain said.
Also on Thursday, Pakistani police shot and killed a vendor they suspected of being a suicide bomber in the northwestern city of Mardan, a police officer Mumtaz Khan said. The vendor was riding a bicycle and didn't stop at a checkpoint outside a ...
Kohat: The police issued a special threat alert for all 44 imambargahs located on Hangu Road close to the tribal areas on Tuesday.
Kohat: The police issued a special threat alert for all 44 imambargahs located on Hangu Road close to the tribal areas on Tuesday.
At least three persons became victims of target killing in a village of Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday morning. The violent act occurred at the village Ghosar in tehsil Parwa. In reaction, people of the area blocked the Indus highway for traffic. police ...
Islamabad - The combing and mopping up operation against terrorists and suspects having links with terror activities continued across the country as over 200 search operations in various cities of the country have been conducted. According to Inter ...
Meanwhile, a notorious criminal named Layq Shah was arrested following an encounter after Mattani police raided his house in Zakhel village in city suburbs. According to police, he was wanted in at least 27 FIRs ranging from murder, attempted murder, ...
Sohana, 24, fled in 2008 from Kurram tribal district, where the Taliban had banished dancing and music and forced men to grow beards.
agriculture sector in various areas, particularly in Bajaur, Kurram and South Waziristan agencies, has suffered due to the ban imposed by the government first in 2009 on supply of chemical fertilisers to Fata.
Security sources said terrorists and soldiers faced off at Speerkait in Tora Warai, central Kurram Agency. An exchange ... The Bannu police said 63 suspects were arrested during a search operation in the city and weapons were recovered from them ...
Security sources said terrorists and soldiers faced off at Speerkait in Tora Warai, central Kurram Agency. An exchange ... The Bannu police said 63 suspects were arrested during a search operation in the city and weapons were recovered from them ...
militants attacked the air base in the northwestern city of Peshawar, the military said, adding that at least six attackers had been killed.
Pakistani soldiers stand guard along a road in Sadda a town in Kurram Agency located in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghanistan border July 6, 2010.
He said mining and excavation activities are running at normal at major deposits around the world and for quality marble and granite in Mohmand, Khyber, Bajour and Kurram agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The stakeholders ... The ...
Pakistan Army said the forces continued to bombard militants' hideouts in Mohmand and Kurram agencies near Afghan border, destroying 12 camps since Saturday.
The security forces gunned down two terrorists when they were planting a bomb on the roadside in lower Kurram Agency, official sources said.
... in a day by security agencies in recent years. The raids, targeting militant hideouts in Karachi, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Tank, Faisalabad, Layyah, Sheikhupura, and other cities and towns, were conducted by the army, Rangers and civilian law ...
There are also serious sectarian problems in the Kurram and Orakzai agencies. These two tribal agencies have been ... These are daily wagers, security guards or others doing odd job in the big cities of Pakistan. The common people of Fata have had ...
Another blast on January 21, 2017 in Kurram Agency was also a joint venture of LJA and TTP Shahryar group of Mehsuds. LJA is also closely connected with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh.
... in a day by security agencies in recent years. The raids, targeting militant hideouts in Karachi, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Tank, Faisalabad, Layyah, Sheikhupura, and other cities and towns, were conducted by the army, Rangers and civilian law ...
February 2017 Pamphlets with the Daesh insignia were distributed in the border area of Kurram Agency. The black and white printouts, with images of beheadings, states that after Daesh's success in Afghanistan, it will be starting activities in Pakistan ...
Parts of the east bank of the Tigris River in Mosul remain under siege three weeks after the Iraqi Army declared that part of the city liberated from the Islamic State, reports David Zucchino at the New York Times. US-led airstrikes continue. US and ...
Also on February 13, two more bomb attacks were carried out in the city of Quetta and the South Waziristan tribal district, killing two policemen and three personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) respectively.
In January, at least 24 people, mostly Shias, were killed and nearly 70 others sustained injuries in a blast in Parachinar, capital city of Kurram Agency. Hours after the incident, the banned terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed ...
The campaign has also started in 18 towns of Karachi namely, TMK, Thatta, Sujawal and Badin in Sindh targeting 669,603 children with IPV and 893,193 children with OPV and in Bajour, Mohmand, Orakzai, Kurram, FR Peshawar and FR Kohat in Fata ...
An assassin set off an explosive device during a protest rally of chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers in front of the provincial government building in the city center of Lahore. At least 13 people died and more than 80 were injured, officials say.
It's not clear who distributed the leaflets in the Kurram tribal area, and their origin cannot be independently verified by NBC News.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Peshawar AC Altaf Ahmad Sheikh Said it was the city administration's last option to arrest parents who refused to immunise their children against polio under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Law.


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