Pakistan Taliban

  • Pakistan Taliban splits over method of functioning August 26, 2014

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday suffered a major split as leading commanders of the banned outfit formed a splinter group, accusing its leadership of promoting personal and narrow objectives. Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives, resulting in lack...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials November 2, 2013

    Peshawar: US drone strike on Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. Mehsud, who was on US most-wanted terrorist lists...
  • Pakistani Taliban leaders meet to decide on talks offer September 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Top Pakistani Taliban commanders, including their chief Hakimullah Mehsud, met in the restive South Waziristan tribal region Thursday to finalise their response to the government's offer of peace talks. A meeting of the Taliban 'shura' (council), which began Thursday, is expected to continue for several days and make a final...
  • 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...
  • Video: Pak Taliban claims responsibility for murder of 9 foreigners June 24, 2013

    Pakistan Taliban has claimed the responsibility for the murder of foreigners near the Nanga Parbat base camp in northern Pakistan. Gunmen broke into a hotel in Gilgit and killed nine foreigners, who were on a mountaineering expedition, and their guide. ...
  • US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban no. 2 Wali-ur-Rehman: officials May 29, 2013

    Peshawar: A US drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said in what would be a major blow in the fight against militancy. Wali-ur-Rehman had been poised to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as leader of the Pakistan Taliban,...
  • Pakistan Taliban issue fresh threat to kill Musharraf May 27, 2013

    Islamabad: The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have issued a fresh threat to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse over a string of high-profile cases. In a video posted on the jihadi website Umar Media, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said, "Soon we will punish this Satan...
  • Watch: Nawaz Sharif will serve the nation well if he wins, say Pakistanis May 11, 2013

    Nawaz Sharif's party, the PML-N, is currently leading in the historic May 11 elections. ...
  • Pakistan: Candidate shot dead, PPP nominee missing on eve of polls May 10, 2013

    Karachi: An independent candidate was on Friday shot dead, while a Pakistan People's Party nominee went missing in the port city of Karachi. Three people, including MQM (Haqiqi)-backed independent candidate Shakeel Ahmed, were killed in the shootout between two rival groups, police said. Shakeel had earlier filed nomination papers as a...
  • Pak elections: Taliban plan to carry out suicide attacks May 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday's election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the head of the group. The letter to the Taliban spokesman, which was obtained by Reuters, calls for attacks in several parts of the country, to disrupt...
  • Faced with legs mangled by bombs, doctors had to amputate April 17, 2013

    Doctors attending to long-distance runners usually see overheating and dehydration, but on Monday after the bombings on the Boston Marathon finish line the injuries were so gruesome that some had no choice but to amputate once healthy legs. Surgeons at Boston's biggest hospitals raced against the clock to save the lives...
  • In Boston bombing probe, 'who' and 'why' remain unknown April 17, 2013

    There wasn't an instant of doubt about "When?" and "Where?" But a day after the Boston Marathon bombings, "Who?" and "Why?" remained frustrating questions with no clear answers. Here's a look at what's not yet known about the worst incident of terrorism in the United States since the 9/11 attacks of...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: How the events unfolded April 16, 2013

    Two blasts occurred within seconds on a sidewalk along the 42-kilometre route of the Boston Marathon, where thousands of people had lined up to cheer on the marathoners on Monday. ...
  • Pak: 30 terrorists, 23 soldiers killed in clashes April 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Thirty terrorists and 23 soldiers have been killed during fighting between security forces and pro-Taliban rebels in the lawless Khyber tribal region of Pakistan, according to a media report on Monday. The fighting erupted after troops, including Special Services Group commandos, launched a "decisive operation" against terrorists in Tirah...
  • Musharraf back in Pak to seek frontline politics March 24, 2013

    Karachi: Pervez Musharraf, the former commando-turned-politician who returned to Pakistan on Sunday to lead his party in the May 11 polls, seeks to stage a political comeback after four years of self-imposed exile abroad. Delhi-born Musharraf's family migrated to Pakistan after the partition in 1947. Commissioned in the Pakistan Army in...
  • Unfazed by Taliban threat, Musharraf ends his self-exile March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite assassination threats from the Pakistani Taliban, former president Pervez Musharraf is set to return to Pakistan later on Sunday after four years of self-exile in London and Dubai. Musharraf will reach Karachi to lead the All Party Muslim League in the upcoming general elections in May 2013. Musharraf...
  • Pak Taliban threatens to assassinate Musharraf March 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Taliban on Saturday threatened to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf when he returns home to Pakistan. It said its suicide bombers and snipers will send Musharraf to "hell" if he comes back. Musharraf, who has been living in London and Dubai since he left Pakistan in early 2009, travelled...
  • Pakistan Taliban warns govt; rejects ceasefire demand March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have warned the government of a severe backlash if it continues making claims of having broken the back of the militants in operations in different parts of the country's northwest. A statement issued by the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan made a veiled reference to Interior Minister Rehman Malik's...
  • Pak Taliban describes Rehman Malik as comedian February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have mocked Interior Minister Rehman Malik by describing him as a "comedian", with a militant spokesman saying a "serious person" should replace him for any dialogue between the two sides. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan compared Malik to Pashto comedian Ismail Shahid and said the group...
  • US: Trial begins of duo accused of funding Taliban January 5, 2013

    Miami: A US prosecutor said on Friday that a Muslim cleric and his son, who are accused of funneling thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban did so "in the name of a perverted form of the Muslim faith." Hafiz Khan, 77, and his 26-year old son, Izhar Khan, have...
  • Peshawar airport attack: 10 killed, over 40 injured December 16, 2012

    Peshwawar: Nearly ten people, including five militants, have died in the rocket attack on Peshawar airport on Saturday night. Over 40 people are said to be injured. Security officials say that three rockets were fired at the Bacha Khan International Airport from the tribal areas adjoining Peshawar, the capital of...
  • Pakistani Taliban creates Facebook page to recruit December 7, 2012

    Islamabad: The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have created a Facebook page to recruit persons to write for a planned quarterly magazine and to work on tasks like video editing and translation. The Umar Media TTP page, which has nearly 290 likes, has a message posted on November 22 seeking writers for...
  • New Pakistan Taliban chief emerging December 6, 2012

    Wana: Pakistan's Taliban, one of the world's most feared militant groups, are preparing for a leadership change that could mean less violence against the state but more attacks against US-led forces in Afghanistan, Pakistani military sources said. Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless commander who has led the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for...
  • Blocking mobile phone services can't stop us: Taliban November 23, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Friday ridiculed the government's move to suspend mobile phone services at select locations to prevent terror attacks, saying it would have no impact on on their activities. "We do not carry out bombings through mobile phones. The Taliban cannot be stopped by jamming mobile phone...
  • Kasab hanging: Pakistan Taliban vows to attack Indian targets November 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban movement threatened on Thursday to attack Indian targets to avenge the country's execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the militant squad responsible for a rampage through Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. "We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal...
  • Pakistan's top court orders action against Taliban November 3, 2012

    Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the law enforcement agencies to take infiltration of the militants in Karachi seriously, a day after Pakistani Taliban threatened to attack leaders of a political group in the southern port city. Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said on Friday that the militants had decided to...
  • Kayani meets Malala, doctors say her condition stabilising October 12, 2012

    A 14-year-old girl who risked her life so she and her peers could attend school in Pakistan's Swat Valley is recovering from a gunshot wound has been moved to a military hospital in Rawalpindi. Doctors say Malala Yousufzai's condition is now stable. While doctors have removed the bullet from her head...
  • Pak: Malala still critical, airlifted to Rawalpindi October 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, still critical after being shot in the head by the Taliban, was on Thursday airlifted to Pakistan's top army hospital in Rawalpindi for better post-surgery care as special prayers were offered across the nation for her quick recovery. Fourteen-year-old Malala, who was shot in...
  • Pakistan: Taliban threaten to kill Imran Khan August 8, 2012

    Shawal: The Taliban have threatened to kill Pakistani cricket star turned politician Imran Khan if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold along the Afghan border to protest US drone attacks. Although the Pakistani Taliban also oppose the strikes, which have killed many of their fighters, spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan...
  • Pak Taliban demand release of bin Laden's widows March 11, 2012

    Dera Ismail Khan: The Pakistan Taliban will attack government, police and military officials if three of the late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's widows are not released from Pakistani custody, a spokesman for the militant group said on Friday. Pakistan's government has charged bin Laden's three widows with illegally entering...