North Waziristan

  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue 26-03-2014 08:46 PM

    The banned Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday agreed to continue its ceasefire after holding first-ever direct talks with government negotiators at an secret location in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan. Continuation of ceasefire was one of the primary demands of the government. The month-long ceasefire announced by the Tehrik-e-...
  • Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law 22-02-2014 11:35 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban told the government there was no chance of peace in the country unless Pakistan changed its political and legal system and officially embraced Islamic law. The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to find a negotiated settlement to years of fighting with the militants but talks...
  • Suspected US drone kills one terrorist in Pakistan 29-11-2013 02:16 PM

    A suspected US drone strike killed an alleged terrorist in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, intelligence officials said Friday, the latest indication Washington has no intention of throttling back its unmanned aircraft attacks despite increasing tension with Pakistan over the attacks. The overnight strike targeted a house in Qazi Kot village...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face....
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources 01-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan's most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and...
  • US drone attack kills four in Pakistan 29-09-2013 12:50 PM

    Islamabad: At least four people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, media reports said. The drone fired two missiles at a house suspected of being a militant hideout in the Dargah Mandi area, reported Xinhua citing Geo News. There was no...
  • US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan's North Waziristan 22-09-2013 05:23 PM

    At least seven people were killed and two injured in a US drone attack in Pakistan. The drone attack came in the country's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan on Sunday afternoon, Xinhua reported citing media reports. Local Urdu TV channel ARY quoted unidentified government sources as saying that the...
  • TTP raids house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief in North Waziristan 02-09-2013 02:54 PM

    Members of the banned Tehreek-i- Taliban Pakistan allegedly raided the house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief Asmatullah Muavia in the suburbs of Miramshah in North Waziristan in what has been described as an assassination attempt, a media report said on Monday. The TTP had recently removed Muavia from his position...
  • US drone attack kills two in Pakistan, first hit in Ramzan 14-07-2013 08:40 PM

    Peshawar: At least two were terrorists were killed when a US drone struck a suspected militant hideout in a tribal region close to Afghan border in northwest Pakistan, the first such attack in the month of Ramzan. The CIA-operated drone fired two missiles late last night, targeting a motorcycle and...
  • Pakistan: 18 killed in US drone attack, say officials 03-07-2013 12:29 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a residential compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing at least 18 suspected terrorists, officials said on Wednesday. The CIA-operated unmanned plane fired four missiles targeting the compound and the vehicle in Danday Darpakhel area in...
  • Pakistan: At least 7 people killed in US drone strike 03-07-2013 02:26 AM

    Peshawar: At least seven people were killed when a US drone strike on Tuesday night targeted a militant compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border. The drone strike in Danday Darpakhel area near North Waziristan tribal region's Miranshah area killed seven people...
  • Pakistani Taliban pick new no.2 after drone strike: sources 30-05-2013 04:55 PM

    Pakistan: Pakistani Taliban terrorists have chosen a new deputy commander to replace their previous second-in-command who was killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan region, sources in the terrorist group said on Thursday. The previous deputy commander, Wali-ur-Rehman, was killed in an attack by a missile-firing US...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured 29-05-2013 05:22 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone attack killed at least six suspected terrorists in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, the first such strike since the country's General Elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIA-operated spy planes by President Barack Obama. The spy...
  • US should focus on Afghan, not Pak: Kayani 19-10-2011 01:05 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief told parliament's defense committee the United States should focus on stabilising Afghanistan instead of pushing Pakistan to attack militant groups in a crucial border region, a committee member told Reuters on Wednesday. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani also said Pakistan alone will decide if and when...
  • US drone strike kills 4 Taliban militants in Pak 11-09-2011 09:25 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone aircraft targeted a house and a vehicle in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, killing four Taliban militants. The unmanned spy plane fired two missiles at the house and the vehicle near Mirali, a key town 30 km from Miranshah, the centre of North...
  • Qaeda No 2's death not yet confirmed: Pakistan 29-08-2011 10:17 PM

    Dera Ismail Khan: Pakistan still had no confirmation on Monday that al Qaeda's deputy chief had been killed in a recent US drone strike near the Afghan border, two days after American officials said his death was a major victory in the war against the group. Atiyah abd al-Rahman, a...
  • US steps up drone strikes over North Waziristan 12-07-2011 12:55 PM

    Peshawar: Undeterred by growing strains in its ties with its key ally Pakistan, US drones have stepped up strikes on the country's lawless tribal belt pounding the region with missiles targeting a rebel compound killing eight militants early Tuesday. The drones unleashed their lethal Hellfire missiles on a vehicle in...
  • Won't allow independent US operations: Pak Army 09-06-2011 09:56 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military on Thursday said it was "under no pressure" to carry out anti-militancy operations in the restive North Waziristan even as it emphasised that US intelligence agencies will not be allowed to conduct any "independent operation" within the country. The announcement was made following a meeting of...
  • Blast in restaurant in Pakistan, 11 injured 30-05-2011 04:35 PM

    Islamabad: A bombing on Monday at a restaurant in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border wounded 11 people, including four children, authorities said. The blast occurred in the town of Miran Shah in North Waziristan, said Muhammed Khan, a government official. The blast comes as the United States...
  • NATO attacks security checkpost in Pakistan 17-05-2011 11:08 AM

    Miranshah (Pakistan): A NATO helicopter incursion into Pakistan's North Waziristan wounded two troops on Tuesday, local intelligence officials said, further ratcheting up tensions between Islamabad and the West. "It happened early morning," a Pakistani intelligence official in the region, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. "The helicopter hit a...
  • US missile strikes suspected militant hideout in Pak 28-02-2008 06:23 PM

    Colombo: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris looks unlikely to start in the upcoming third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka after scans revealed a hamstring strain. Harris had complained of a stiff right hamstring on the last day of the drawn second Test in Pallekele on Monday and underwent...