Pakistan Taliban

  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials 02-11-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • Pakistani Taliban leaders meet to decide on talks offer 12-09-2013 07:17 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Video: Pak Taliban claims responsibility for murder of 9 foreigners 24-06-2013 01:04 PM

    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 29-05-2013 03:38 PM

    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 27-05-2013 09:28 AM

    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 11-05-2013 11:38 PM

    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 10-05-2013 11:12 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan election diary: 1997, 2008 and now

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Elections in the subcontinent are always a riot of colours, but perhaps no election has quite the mix of tragedy and power that Pakistani elections...

  • Pak elections: Taliban plan to carry out suicide attacks 09-05-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • Faced with legs mangled by bombs, doctors had to amputate 17-04-2013 07:22 AM

    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...
  • In Boston bombing probe, 'who' and 'why' remain unknown 17-04-2013 03:21 AM

    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...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: How the events unfolded 16-04-2013 07:28 PM

    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 08-04-2013 12:46 PM

    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...
  • New Pakistan Taliban chief emerging 06-12-2012 07:02 PM

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  • Blocking mobile phone services can't stop us: Taliban 23-11-2012 11:24 PM

    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 22-11-2012 12:15 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan's top court orders action against Taliban 03-11-2012 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan Taliban commander confirms peace talks 10-12-2011 02:21 PM

    Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban is in peace talks with the Pakistani government, a senior commander in the militant group said on Saturday, adding the negotiations were "progressing well." The statement by Maulvi Faqir Mohammad is the first time a named Taliban commander has confirmed that the group is negotiating with...
  • Pakistan: Two policemen killed in suicide attack 28-10-2011 01:37 PM

    Islamabad: A suicide bomber targeted a police van in northwest Pakistan, killing two policemen, including an officer, and injuring several others. The attacker struck the vehicle of Station House Officer Syed Ajmer Shah at Nowshera in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Shah and his driver were killed in the attack, police officials told...
  • Pak Taliban threatens attack, demands Rs 400 mn 23-10-2011 03:26 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to attack installations of Shell Pakistan and the state-run Pakistan State Oil if the two firms do not pay a total of Rs 400 million within 20 days as extortion money, a media report said on Sunday. "I had personally spoken to the managing...
  • Pak Taliban splits; member forms Taliban Islami 27-06-2011 01:55 PM

    Islamabad: A Taliban commander in Pakistan's volatile tribal belt has broken away from the militant outfit to form his own group as he is opposed to suicide attacks on mosques and civilians. Fazal Saeed Haqqani, a commander in the Kurram tribal region, separated from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and formed the...