South Waziristan

  • Pakistan's army chief makes Afghan peace top priority December 23, 2012

    Wana (Pakistan): Pakistan's powerful army chief has made reconciling warring factions in Afghanistan a top priority, military officials and Western diplomats say, the newest and clearest sign yet that Islamabad means business in promoting peace with the Taliban. General Ashfaq Kayani is backing dialogue partly due to fears that the...
  • Key Pakistan Taliban commander among five killed in blast December 21, 2012

    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...
  • 10 militants, one soldier killed in Pak clash June 10, 2012

    Islamabad: At least 10 militants and a security personnel were killed on Sunday in a fierce clash in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan. The clash erupted after heavily armed militants attacked a security check post in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal agency, early this morning. One...
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban rules out talks with Pak govt December 15, 2011

    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 contacts...
  • 13 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan November 16, 2011

    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 media. The...
  • Pak forces seize key Taliban bases, hunt rebels November 17, 2009

    Sararogha: Pakistani forces have captured most main Taliban bases in their offensive in South Waziristan and will soon fan out into the rugged countryside to hunt for militants there, commanders said on Tuesday. Soldiers have advanced faster than expected in their month-long offensive, seizing main roads and Taliban bases but...
  • Pak says it's yet to give Indian terror link proof November 4, 2009

    Islamabad: The evidence of Indian arms, bombs and medicines being found in South Waziristan, where the Pakistani army is battling the Taliban, was yet to be handed over to New Delhi, a Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman has said. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit Khan said late Tuesday there is evidence in...
  • Army to flush out Taliban within a month, claims Pak October 25, 2009

    London: Pakistan is confident that the army will soon flush out Taliban militants based in the country's restive South Waziristan tribal area. "I am confident that the insurgents in South Waziristan will be flushed out within a month but there may be more retaliatory attacks," said Pakistan's Defence Minister, Chaudhary...
  • Pakistani Army attempts to divide key Waziristan tribe October 20, 2009

    Islamabad: Opening a psychological warfare front, the Pakistani Army is seeking to divide the key Mehsud tribe in the restive South Waziristan region where its forces are currently engaged in a major offensive against the Taliban. In an open letter to the Mehsud tribe - copies of which were distributed at...
  • 18 militants killed in US drone attack in Pak tribal belt July 3, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 18 militants were killed in a US drone attack and air strikes by Pakistani combat jets on terrorist bases in the volatile Waziristan tribal region, where ground troops are preparing for a major assault against the most wanted Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud. Thirteen militants were killed and several...
  • US-led forces attack Pakistani village, 15 killed September 3, 2008

    Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan): Women and children were among 15 people killed in an attack on Wednesday involving US-led forces in a Pakistani village near the border with Afghanistan, officials and a resident said. First Lieutenant Nathan Perry, a spokesman for the US-led coalition in Afghanistan, said it had "no information...
  • US missile strikes suspected militant hideout in Pak February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: A suspected American missile has struck a village in South Waziristan, killing upto 13 people and injuring scores of others. Those killed are believed to be al-Qaeda and Taliban militia, many of them Arabs. Local witnesses claim seeing a pilotless plane, sparking off reports that the missile was fired...
  • Pak Army helicopter crashes, top officers killed February 6, 2008

    Peshawar: A Pakistan Army helicopter crashed on Wednesday in northwestern Pakistan, killing three generals and five other soldiers, the military said. The aircraft went down in South Waziristan, a rugged tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, top army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said. The area has been the scene of...
  • Fighting breaks out on Afghan border June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Fifty two people, most of them Uzbeks, have been killed in fresh fighting between militants and local tribesman in South Waziristan in Pakistan. Fighting in the tribal region broke out earlier this month between Uzbek militants and Pashtun tribesmen after the militants tried to kill a pro-government tribal...