North Waziristan

  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 5 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • Pakistan: Suicide bombers' training den in North Waziristan unearthed July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A key facility run by Afghan militant group Haqqani network for training the suicide bombers has been unearthed in Pakistan's troubled North Waziristan tribal region, a media report said on Saturday. The Haqqani network militants have been involved in several lethal attacks inside Afghanistan, including deadly strikes on Indian mission...
  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue March 26, 2014

    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- Taliban Pakistan...
  • Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law February 22, 2014

    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 broke...
  • Suspected US drone kills one terrorist in Pakistan November 29, 2013

    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 in...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government November 22, 2013

    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 of...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    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 that...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites November 4, 2013

    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. It...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources November 1, 2013

    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 militant...
  • US drone attack kills four in Pakistan September 29, 2013

     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 information about...
  • US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan's North Waziristan September 22, 2013

    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 attack occurred...
  • TTP raids house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief in North Waziristan September 2, 2013

    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 as...
  • US drone attack kills two in Pakistan, first hit in Ramzan July 14, 2013

    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 a...
  • Pakistan: 18 killed in US drone attack, say officials July 3, 2013

    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 July 3, 2013

    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 May 30, 2013

    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 drone...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured May 29, 2013

    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 plane...
  • Pakistan: 17 soldiers killed in suicide bomber attack March 24, 2013

    Miranshah (Pakistan): The death toll from a suicide bombing on a military check post in Pakistan's North Waziristan region has reached 17, the military said on Sunday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on Saturday, which prompted the regional government to impose a curfew in the tribal...
  • US drone strike kills key Pakistan Taliban commander January 3, 2013

    A US drone strike killed a key Taliban commander, his deputy and eight others in northwest Pakistan, intelligence sources and tribal leaders said on January 3, deaths that could substantially alter the power balance in the Taliban heartland of Waziristan. Maulvi Nazir Wazir, also known as Mullah Nazir, was killed...
  • Pakistan: Nine militants shot dead, dumped on road December 31, 2012

    Pakistan: Pakistani intelligence officials say they have found the bodies of nine militants dumped in the North Waziristan tribal region. Three intelligence officials say the nine people were shot several times in the head and chest. Their bodies were found Monday off a road in Pir Kili village. They said the...
  • Pakistan: 18 militants killed in US drone strikes August 24, 2012

    Islamabad: US drones targeted three militant compounds in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Friday killing at least 18 insurgents, just a day after Pakistan summoned a top American diplomat to lodge protest over such attacks calling them a violation of its sovereignty. The CIA-operated spy planes targeted the militant...
  • US mulls new covert raids in Pakistan: AP sources June 22, 2012

    Washington: US military and intelligence officials are so frustrated with Pakistan's failure to stop local militant groups from attacking Americans in neighbouring Afghanistan that they have considered launching secret joint US-Afghan commando raids into Pakistan to hunt them down, officials told The Associated Press. But the idea, which US officials say...
  • Taliban beheads 13 Pakistani soldiers May 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Taliban beheads 13 Pakistani soldiers Taliban fighters have killed 14 Pakistani soldiers in a key militant sanctuary along the Afghan border, beheading all but one of them and hanging two of the heads from wooden poles in the centre of town, officials say. The killings in Miran Shah, the main...
  • US should focus on Afghan, not Pak: Kayani October 19, 2011

    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 to...
  • US drone strike kills 4 Taliban militants in Pak September 11, 2011

    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 Waziristan...
  • Qaeda No 2's death not yet confirmed: Pakistan August 29, 2011

    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 Libyan...
  • US steps up drone strikes over North Waziristan July 12, 2011

    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 South...
  • Won't allow independent US operations: Pak Army June 9, 2011

    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 the...
  • Blast in restaurant in Pakistan, 11 injured May 30, 2011

    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 has put...
  • NATO attacks security checkpost in Pakistan May 17, 2011

    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 Pakistani...