TALIBAN MILITANTS

  • Pakistan militant group renounces violence September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan Taliban militant group renounced violence to pursue implementation of Sharia in the country through peaceful means. The Punjabi Taliban militant group would now pursue the implementation of Islamic law through peaceful means, it said in a statement. The decision to end violence was taken after consultation with...
  • Has Pakistan paid a heavy price for failing to rein in terror groups? June 9, 2014

    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest Karachi airport on Sunday and at least 28 people were killed in a nightlong battle at one of the country's most highprofile targets. ...
  • Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans September 13, 2013

    Kabul: Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans. The U.S. said all its personnel from the mission were safe and that American forces later secured the site. The...
  • Pakistan clerics to protest against polio worker killings December 20, 2012

    Islamabad: An alliance of Pakistani clerics will hold demonstrations across the country against the killings of polio eradication campaign workers, leaders said on Thursday, as the death toll from attacks this week rose to nine. Tahir Ashrafi, who heads the moderate Pakistan Ulema Council, said that 24,000 mosques associated with...
  • Pak attack: 6 securitymen, 17 militants killed January 25, 2012

    Islamabad: Six Pakistani security personnel and 17 Taliban militants were killed in an overnight gun fight in the restive Kurram tribal region of northwest Pakistan, security officials said on Wednesday. A group of about 50 heavily armed Taliban militants attacked Pakistani troops while they were conducting a search operation in a...
  • 12 proTaliban militants killed in Pakistan December 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Twelve proTaliban militants were killed and five security personnel injured in two separate incidents in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said. Security forces killed 12 militants associated with a banned group during a clash in Kurram region near the Afghan border, officials said. Several militants and two security personnel were injured...
  • Taliban members get $ 150/month to stop fighting November 27, 2011

    London: Taliban militants, who have shunned violence, are being provided monthly cash incentive of 100 pounds, besides being given amnesty for all crimes such as murdering children, beheadings and hanging women. "Members of the Taliban who give up their fight are being paid 100 pounds a month and will be allowed...
  • One killed, seven injured in Pak suicide attack July 24, 2011

    Islamabad: At least one soldier was killed and seven others were injured on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a security check post in Pakistan's restive tribal belt, where 11 militants were also gunned down by troops. The bomber targeted the Chak Malai check post manned by Pakistani...
  • Pak gives head count, says 1,244 Taliban killed June 2, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 1,244 Taliban have been killed in military's operations against the militants in Pakistan's restive northwest, the countrys parliament was informed on Tuesday. Syed Kamal Shah, the Interior Secretary, told a standing committee of the National Assembly 26 militant commanders have been killed in the Malakand division of the...
  • Taliban abduct 400 from boys school in Pakistan June 1, 2009

    Islamabad: Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying at least 400 students, staff and relatives from a boys' school Monday, taking dozenspossibly hundredscaptive in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. Police were negotiating for the captives' release following the brazen abductionpart of a string of militant actions in Pakistan's tribal belt that...
  • Pak army kills 150 proTaliban militants October 9, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 150 proTaliban militants and nearly 50 soldiers have been killed in the last three days as fierce fighting continues in Waziristan tribal belts of Pakistan. Though the militants have agreed to convene a tribal council to talk peace, the army on Tuesday ruled out possibilities of...