Waziristan

  • Pakistan government negotiators meet Taliban; ceasefire to continue 26-03-2014 08:46 PM

    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 not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz 27-02-2014 05:18 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law 22-02-2014 11:35 PM

    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...
  • Suspected US drone kills one terrorist in Pakistan 29-11-2013 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    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....
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    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...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources 01-11-2013 10:38 PM

    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...
  • US drone attack kills four in Pakistan 29-09-2013 12:50 PM

    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...
  • US drone attack kills seven in Pakistan's North Waziristan 22-09-2013 05:23 PM

    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...
  • Taliban claim prisoners swap with Pakistan military 12-09-2013 09:50 AM

    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,...
  • Taliban-linked terrorist killed in US drone strike in Pakistan 07-09-2013 08:40 AM

    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...
  • TTP raids house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief in North Waziristan 02-09-2013 02:54 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan: 18 killed in US drone attack, say officials 03-07-2013 12:29 PM

    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 03-07-2013 02:26 AM

    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 30-05-2013 04:55 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured 29-05-2013 05:22 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: 17 soldiers killed in suicide bomber attack 24-03-2013 05:00 PM

    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...
  • Key Pakistan Taliban commander among five killed in blast 21-12-2012 04:29 PM

    Islamabad: A top Taliban commander was among five people killed today in a powerful blast in a market in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal region. The bomb attack, which also left six people injured, targeted terrorist commander Maulvi Abbas Wazir who had close links with foreign fighters and the Islamic...
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban rules out talks with Pak govt 15-12-2011 02:55 PM

    Islamabad: The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has ruled out any negotiations with the government and claimed that it has taken control of most areas of the South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Shamim Mehsud, a key operational commander and chief of the Taliban in Laddah sub-division, rejected the possibility of any...
  • Taliban, Pak in peace talks: Taliban commander 21-11-2011 01:20 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the US-backed government, a senior Taliban commander and tribal mediators told Reuters on Monday. The talks are focused on the South Waziristan region and could be expanded to try to reach a comprehensive...
  • 13 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan 16-11-2011 11:45 AM

    Islamabad: US drones on Wednesday fired a salvo of missiles at a compound in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, killing at 13 suspected Taliban militants, officials said. The drones targeted a compound in Sararogha sub-division of South Waziristan Agency, officials of the local political administration told the...
  • US should focus on Afghan, not Pak: Kayani 19-10-2011 01:05 PM

    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...