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  • 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 TehreekeTaliban Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives, resulting in lack...
  • Terror attack could negatively affect air traffic in Karachi June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan airline authorities fear that the terrorist attacks on Karachi airport terminal building could negatively effect the flow of international air traffic at the Jinnah international airport here. Some unnamed officials in the Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines admitted that initial reaction to the terrorist attacks had...
  • Pakistan terror attack: Security forces kill all terrorists, clear Karachi airport June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Army and security forces killed all the terrorists and cleared Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Monday morning after several hours of fierce gunbattle. The final operation to neutralise a few holed up terrorists was launched by the Pakistan Rangers headed by an Army General. According to Geo News at...
  • Four suspected SIMI members held January 1, 2014

    Close on the heels of arrest of five SIMI activists in the state last week, four suspected operatives of the banned organisation were apprehended by the Madhya Pradesh ATS and Counter Terrorist Group in Ujjain. Huge amount of explosives were also seized from the suspected Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI)...
  • Pak government reviving peace talks with Taliban December 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifled government is at the "conclusive stage" of revival of proposed talks with the Pakistan Taliban, a senior minister has said. "Yes, we're (almost) at the conclusive stage to resume talks with the TTP," Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune on...
  • TehreekeTaliban 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 TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the farflung areas of...
  • Pakistan Taliban claims slain chief was target of government sorcery November 10, 2013

    If you think sorcery is limited to just the Harry Porter series, then the TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) will like to differ. The militant group has claimed that Pakistan's government resorted to sorcery to cause headache and body pain to its slain chief Hakeemullah Mehsud. Mehsud sought spiritual treatment from an Arab healer...
  • Suspected Taliban member killed in Karachi October 28, 2013

    Karachi: A suspected activist of the TehreekeTaliban Pakistan was killed today in clashes between militants and the security forces in this southern port city. A senior police official said the encounter took place at Ijtamah Gah Road in Orangi town in Karachi during a targeted operation carried out by the paramilitary...
  • US confirms top Pakistani Taliban leader has been captured October 12, 2013

    Washington: American troops have captured second in command of TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP), Latif Mehsud, officials here have confirmed. However, officials did not confirm the place and date where the top TTP leader was captured. "I can confirm that US forces did capture TTP terrorist leader Latif Mehsud in a military operation....
  • Pak Taliban plotting 'major disaster' on election day: Report May 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani security agencies have informed the government that the Taliban have plans to attack foreign election observers, foreign journalists, important candidates and officials of the Election Commission during the May 11 polls, according to a media report on Thursday. The banned TehreekeTaliban Pakistan has formed a special force to carry...
  • 42 dead, over 100 injured in Pakistan triple blasts April 4, 2011

    Islamabad: At least 42 people were killed and over a hundred injured on Sunday when three powerful blasts ripped through a crowded shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the attack. Hundreds of Sufi Muslims from different parts of the country had gathered at the...
  • Six arrested for Lankan team attack in Lahore March 30, 2011

    Lahore: Six terrorists belonging to the banned TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) have been arrested for their involvement in the brazen attack in 2009 on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore that left six players injured and six escorting policemen dead. Lahore police chief Muhammad Aslam Tareen told the media on Tuesday...
  • Pak Taliban set up women suicide bombers wing December 29, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban have established an allwomen wing of suicide bombers to carry out terror missions across the country, dramatically revealed a 12yearold girl who managed to escape from the clutches of the rebels from near the Afghanistan border. Meena Gul's brother, a Taliban commander, told her, "You will go to...
  • Taliban killed Benazir Bhutto: Pak probe October 26, 2010

    Islamabad: TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, concluded a probe carried out by the country's Federal Investigation Agency. The agency is likely to submit its report before an antiterrorism court October 30, Dawn reported on Tuesday. The investigation report has accused slain TTP...
  • Taliban declares war against Pakistan, attacks cities October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan witnessed a string of attacks on Thursday. The latest one is a suicide attack in Peshawar city, where a car bomb exploded next to a police station in Kohat. Around 10 people including three police officers and a student were reportedly killed in the blast. Earlier, in...
  • Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud dead: Report September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan media reports suggest that the newly elected Pakistani Taliban chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, is dead. Pakistani authorities had said earlier that Hakimullah had died in a succession war with WaliurRehman a month ago. Pakistan media reports suggest that it was a lookalike brother of Hakimullah who gave an interview...
  • Watch: Mehsud's likely successor killed in Taliban infighting August 9, 2009

    Hakimullah Mehsud was a contender for TehreekeTaliban's top post. ...
  • Pak police claim Mehsud's close aides killed June 27, 2009

    Karachi: Pakistani police claimed to have killed five close accomplices of top Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in Karachi on Friday night. City police chief Waseem Ahmed said the five persons were killed when they refused to surrender and engaged the police team which raided the militant hide out near Gadap town,...
  • Benazir killer responsible for Lahore attack: Pak March 31, 2009

    Lahore: TehreekeTaliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack at the police training academy on the outskirts of Lahore. Director General of Pakistani Rangers General Yakoob Khan said that Hizratullah, the terrorist captured alive during Monday's attack at the academy, said that he was sent by Baitullah Masood. Pakistani security...