WAZIRISTAN

  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan September 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate September 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces. "It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009," the...
  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes July 23, 2014

    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...
  • Over 50 terrorists killed in air strikes: Pakistan army June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan army bombarded terror hideouts in the country's mountainous region of North Waziristan early Sunday and said over 50 militants were killed. But other media reports put the toll at 150. Pakistani Jets conducted an aerial strike in North Waziristan Agency's Datta Khel area, killing at least 50 terrorists, Geo...
  • Over 100 militants killed in fresh air strikes in Pakistan June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Over 100 militants were killed as Pakistani fighter jets pounded nearly six militant hideouts in the country's northwestern tribal region early on Sunday. The air raid targeted the militants hideouts in Degan area of Data Khel in North Waziristan tribal district, Geo News reported. Meanwhile, Express Tribune reported that the...
  • 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...
  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz February 27, 2014

    Pakistan's targeted military action against militants in Waziristan will be beneficial in the long run as the Taliban are not serious about peace talks, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday. His remarks came amid speculation that the government is on the verge...
  • 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...
  • 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: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    Cricketerturnedpolitician 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 TehrikeTaliban 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...
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed November 4, 2013

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks with...
  • 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...
  • Taliban claim prisoners swap with Pakistan military September 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Taliban on Wednesday claimed to have exchanged three security men of the Pakistani military in the tribal region of Waziristan for the release of six Taliban fighters. However, the Pakistani Army rubbished such a claim. The Taliban handed over three security men while securing release of six Taliban members, a...
  • Taliban-linked terrorist killed in US drone strike in Pakistan September 7, 2013

    A senior Taliban-linked commander designated a foreign terrorist by the United States was killed on Friday in a suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's ethnic Pashtun tribal region on the Afghan border, security sources said. The drones fired two missiles on a compound in the village of Dargah Mandi in North...
  • 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 CIAoperated 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 CIAoperated 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 secondincommand 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, WaliurRehman, was killed in an attack by a missilefiring 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 CIAoperated 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...
  • Pakistan: US drones kill 16 militants at Taliban hideout January 6, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 16 militants were killed and seven others injured in a coordinated attack by US drones which fired a volley of missiles at three Taliban hideouts in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on January 6. Four CIAoperated spy planes carried out the attack in Babargarh...
  • 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...
  • Celebrating Christmas in Taliban country December 25, 2012

    South Waziristan: This Christmas, pastor Nazir Alam will stoke up a fire, lay a fresh cloth on the altar and welcome parishioners as they arrive at his church in Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal area known as an alQaeda haven. "The lights are all up, and the choir boys are ready. The...