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PIPS' recent study also found "this universal radicalisation is evident in the diverse way in which the Islamic State (IS) has been trying to recruit from Pakistan. The group has attracted former Pakistani Taliban militants from the underdeveloped Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that ... youth
(CNN) Violent clashes between the Indian military and armed separatist militants in the Indian-administered Kashmir state on Sunday killed at least 12 militants, according to Kashmir security ... Three army personnel were also killed in what police described as the largest anti-militant operation this year.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family's home region of Swat was once a ...
Pakistani police say militants that struck a police convoy with a bomb attack have killed three officers in the country's northwest. Police official Mohammad Khan says Friday's attack was aimed at the newly appointed district police chief, Zahid Ullah, who escaped unhurt. Mohammad Khurasani, a ... bomb
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Pakistan and the United States have resolved to act against all militant groups that target Pakistan and neighboring ... The visit came days after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi traveled to the U.S. on an unannounced visit, which was later termed a ... US officials
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she will continue to campaign for the education of girls in Pakistan. Her comments come after she arrived back in her homeland for the first time since she was shot in 2012 by Taliban militants angered at her championing of girls' education. With tears in ... Taliban

ISLAMABAD -- He is crisscrossing Pakistan championing a fatwa, or Islamic religious decree, forbidding militant violence inside the country. But the mere fact ... a group accused by India of attacking its forces in the Kashmir region and by the U.S. of training militants and carrying out attacks in Afghanistan.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an ... Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing 18 government soldiers, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed three ... Taliban
Media reports say Pakistan will be put back on a terror financing watch list by June if it does not take further action against militants operating within its borders. Citing Pakistani officials and unnamed diplomats, Reuters and India Today reported on February 23 that the Financial Action Task Force, which ... Taliban
According to a Pakistani government official, the South Asian nation could be officially placed on the FATF watchlist in June at its next meeting. ... US President Donald Trump has increased pressure on Pakistan to crack down on Islamist militants who launch attacks on NATO and Afghan troops inside ... Taliban
WASHINGTON: Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani Network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior US official said on Friday. Evicting the militants would put them at risk of attack from Afghan and ... Taliban
Chinese officials have denied reports that they are in contact with separatist militants in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province to secure tens of billions of dollars' worth of infrastructure projects planned for the area. A report in the Financial Times this week said that quiet talks between the two sides had ... Taliban
Two militants of Haqqani militant group were killed following an airstrike in Afghan province of Paktika on Sunday, said the command of special forces. ... As a Taliban-linked group of militants, the Haqqani network mostly operating in eastern provinces and capital Kabul, and has been responsible for many ... Taliban
"We can proudly say that there are no militant camps in Pakistan," he said, mentioning reports of Daesh (Islamic State) militants' regrouping in Afghanistan. He maintained that the territory of neither of Pakistan and Afghanistan should be used against the other. The COAS said that Pakistan has been ... Taliban

SINAI: At least 16 militants have been killed and four others were arrested in a massive security operation the northern Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian army says on Sunday. Another 30 suspects were arrested, the army said in a statement carried by state TV. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on ... Taliban
Islamabad: Pakistani forces arrested 20 militants during raids conducted in Balochistan province on Sunday, the military said. A statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said the paramilitary Frontier Corps carried out intelligence-based raids in Buleda, Gish Kaur, Tratha and Pishin areas, reports ... Taliban
"Lashkar-e-Islam is a militant group that has martyred dozens of Pakistan Army men in different fronts. It is a ... enclave of eastern Afghanistan to other parts of the country, Taliban insurgents and now Lashkar-e-Islam militants are blocking them, sparking periodic and deadly clashes among different groups. Taliban
Jahangir was the chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and respected for her outspoken criticism of the country's militant Islamist groups and her record as an activist. She was also the president of the supreme court bar association and had served as the UN special rapporteur on human rights ... Taliban
It was one of the deadliest attacks on the army in recent years, and Indian officials quickly blamed a Pakistan-based militant group. The target of the attack early Saturday was the sprawling base of the army's 36th Brigade, which houses more than 3,500 troops, including those of the Jammu and Kashmir ... Taliban
LUDHIANA: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday lambasted Pakistan following a terror attack on an Army ... "Thus to avoid war with India and improve relations with the neighbouring country, Pakistan must stop the daily routine of sending trained militants to ... Taliban
Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Pakistan military courts have sentenced seven “hard-core” militants to death over various attacks on security forces that left dozens dead, including civilians, the country's army chief said Friday. A statement issued by the military's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) gave few details ... Taliban
The United States has designated three Pakistani-based militants as "global terrorists," as Washington heaps pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. The U.S. Treasury Department said on February 7 it had placed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan, and Dilawar Khan Nadir ... Taliban
ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and three others injured when militants targetted a military vehicle in northwestern tribal region in a late-night attack, officials said today. The attack occurred in Idak village of North Waziristan, which is one of seven tribal districts along the volatile Afghan ... Taliban
Pashtuns in the tribal areas suffered both from militant attacks and from crackdowns by the army, and those who fled to other parts of Pakistan — like Karachi, in Mr. Mehsud's ... The Pakistani Army's media wing denied that the army had ever laid mines in the tribal areas, saying that militants had done so. Taliban
Angry protestors in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday stormed the offices of a militant group that allegedly killed a university student from South Waziristan region. Protestors attacked at least two buildings believed to be occupied by Taliban militants in Shaikh Yousef village of Dera ... Taliban
But he also said that the United States intends to "hold Pakistan accountable for its failure to deny sanctuary to militant proxies." Early last month, the U.S. government announced it was suspending security assistance to the Pakistani military until it took "decisive action" against the Afghan Taliban and the ... Taliban
ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani security forces arrested 11 militants during multiple operations conducted in southwestern Balochistan province on Tuesday, the military said. An army statement said that paramilitary frontier corps carried out intelligence-based operations in Surkhab, Kanak ... Taliban
The police were accompanying some militants for a medical checkup to city's premier hospital Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital when the attack took place. The two cops who were killed have been identified as Constable Babar Ahmad and Constable Mushtaq Ahmad. One Pakistani militant identified as ... Taliban
“Through a variety of measures, we look to gain Pakistani cooperation and assistance as we pursue operations in Afghanistan, but no, we're not planning to conduct military ... The US had long accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to the leaders of Afghan Taliban and other militant organisations. Taliban
Militant fighters shot down a Russian plane over Syria's northwest Idlib province on Saturday and captured its pilot, a monitor said. “Rebel factions shot down a Sukhoi 25. The Russian pilot came down in a parachute, before being captured,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for ... Taliban
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government has insisted Pakistan's failure to rout Taliban militants from safe havens on its soil is spurring the ... KABUL: Pakistani and Afghan officials have met for a second round of talks about allegations levelled against Islamabad in the wake of recent deadly militant ... Taliban
Two Pakistan-trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were arrested during a joint operation in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Saturday. Confirming the arrests, a police spokesperson told PTI that the two LeT militants, who have been identified as Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad ... Taliban
Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal has dismissed allegations of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and said that the country will not allow its soil to be used against a neighbouring nation, Express News reported. In his weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Friday, the spokesperson ... Taliban
A Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Pakistan and Afghanistan were both victims of terrorism and needed to work together to fight the common threat. "Pakistan ... It called for more border security from Kabul, saying insurgents in Afghanistan have carried out 417 attacks in Pakistan in 2017. Taliban
Pakistan disclosed Tuesday it recently extradited 27 suspected Taliban and Haqqani militants to Afghanistan as part of an effort to stop insurgents from using ... Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the group of suspected militants was handed over to Afghan custody in November. Taliban
According to security experts, internal elements who have been cooperating with militants must be exposed. “We call on the intelligence agencies to identity the Pakistani agents and serve justice on them,” said political analyst Najib Kabuli. Afghanistan has meanwhile in the past handed Pakistan evidence ... Taliban
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan disclosed on January 30 that it recently extradited 27 suspected Taliban and Haqqani militants to Afghanistan as part of an effort to ... Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the group of suspected militants was handed over to Afghan custody in November. Taliban
Social media experts in Pakistan say restricting the presence of terrorists on the internet is a daunting task because militant networks have become more tech savvy in recent years. "We do not think such initiatives of cosmetic nature will do any good," Shahzad Ahmad, director of Bytes for All, a Pakistani ... Taliban
India says that Pakistani soldiers violate the ceasefire to facilitate infiltration by separatist Kashmiri and Pakistani militants who cross the LoC in both directions - from the Indian side ... Since Pakistan is unlikely to completely block militant infiltration into Kashmir, low-level conflict could continue on the LoC. Taliban
Although Tillerson did not name any specific countries, Washington has repeatedly accused Pakistan of neglect in cracking down on militant groups such as the Taliban or their Haqqani allies. President Donald Trump lashed out at Pakistan in early January, denouncing Islamabad´s "lies" and "deceit" in the ... Taliban
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The new chief of Pakistan's army had a tough act to follow when he took the baton of command in November 2016. His predecessor had been a widely popular figure, credited with dramatically curbing both attacks by militants against civilians and political corruption and extortion. Taliban
Pakistan intensified a military operation in the area in 2014, however, and some militant sources say the pressure has forced many of the Haqqanis ... The Haqqanis have frequently been accused of targeting Indian installations in Afghanistan, spurring speculation they were overseen by Pakistani ... Taliban
PAKISTAN HAS BEEN accused by the Afghan government of providing support for militants who killed close to 100 people in a suicide bombing in Kabul yesterday. The Afghan government said the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing. An explosives-packed ... Taliban
A Pakistani peacekeeper, Naik Naeem Raza, deployed with the United Nations stabilisation mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was ... Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, prayed for the martyred official and recovery of the injured Pakistani soldier in a ... Taliban
Pakistan's short-sighted political battles are being fought at a time of worsening relations with the US over alleged Pakistani support of militants and ... Baloch insurgent groups and weaken Islamic militants that have wreaked havoc in Balochistan with attacks on Chinese, Pakistani and Shiite targets. Taliban
Afghan and U.S. officials have long alleged the Taliban and the allied Haqqani Network are using sanctuaries on Pakistani soil to sustain and expand insurgent activities in Afghanistan. Islamabad denies the charges and insists there are no insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan. But officials maintain they are ... Taliban
"The Pakistani courts have the power to release the sick and people who are so old on bail." Muhammad is considered one of the many controversial clerics in Pakistan. He gathered around 10,000 armed militants in 2001 in Pakistan's tribal regions to fight against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. He also led ... Taliban


 

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