TEHRIK E TALIBAN PAKISTAN

  • US condemns terror attack on Karachi airport June 10, 2014

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack on Pakistan's busy Karachi airport in which at least 30 people were killed and offered its assistance in probing the incident. "The United States condemns the attack on the Karachi airport. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims...
  • 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...
  • Taliban fighter arrested near PM Sharif's home in Lahore February 20, 2014

    Police have arrested an alleged Taliban fighter near the private residence of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the capital of central Punjab province, officials said on Thursday. Acting on a tipoff, police yesterday raided a house at Raiwind, where Sharif's sprawling residence is located, and arrested the terror suspect. He...
  • Attacks would make peace talks with Taliban difficult: Pak Minister February 14, 2014

    Karachi: The wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan would make peace talks with the Taliban difficult to continue, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. "Yes, restoration of peace in Karachi and throughout the country was the top priority of our government. That is why we have encouraged...
  • No new probe into Benazir's assassination: Pak government December 27, 2013

    The Pakistan government will not order a new probe into former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination and await a court's decision on the issue, according to a media report on Friday. "We will wait for the court decision and then evolve a future line of action," Information Minister Pervez Rashid said. "Since the...
  • Nawaz Sharif says all parties to be briefed on talks with Taliban October 26, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,on Saturday, directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to brief all political parties about progress in the government's dialogue with the Taliban. Sharif has "directed that all political parties be taken into confidence with regard to the progress of dialogue with the Taliban", said a statement...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif October 10, 2013

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during a...
  • TehrikeTaliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again October 7, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said it would target 16yearold rights activist Malala Yousafzai again, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for appearing in antiTaliban propaganda. She has since gained global fame and support for her cause, sparking protests against the Taliban worldwide. Malala is a...
  • Pakistani Taliban split over Nawaz Sharif's peace offer August 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Differences emerged on Saturday among Taliban factions over talks with the government after the main militant group expelled a top commander for welcoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's offer to end violence through dialogue. Punjabi Taliban chief Asmatullah Muawiya, who had on Thursday said Sharif had shown maturity by asking rebels...
  • Ready for peace or war, says TehrikeTaliban Pakistan August 15, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PMLN government but will launch a "full scale war" if an operation is started against them, a top commander has said. "If they (government) want dialogue we are ready to talk and if they want to go for war, they will...
  • Shocked by Rehman's death; no talks, will retaliate: Taliban May 31, 2013

    Islamabad: A "shocked" Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of its deputy chief Waliur Rehman in a US drone strike and announced it was withdrawing its offer of talks with the incoming PMLN government over the killing. "I confirm the martyrdom of Waliur Rehman in a drone strike on Wednesday....
  • Pak: Gunmen attack polio vaccinators, 1 policeman dead April 11, 2013

    Islamabad: A policeman was killed and another seriously injured when suspected terrorists attacked a team of polio vaccinators in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police officials said. Two policemen protecting the vaccinators were injured in the shooting in Mardan town of KhyberPakhtunkhwa province. One of the policemen died while being taken to...
  • Pakistan: 30 killed in Taliban attack at Northwest province February 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Dozens of heavilyarmed Taliban militants attacked a security forces check post in Pakistan's restive northwest on February 2, triggering fierce fighting that killed 30 people, including six paramilitary personnel and 12 civilians. Security forces foiled the raid on the isolated check post, located at Serai Norang area in Lakki...
  • Facebook takes down Taliban page from its site December 13, 2012

    Washington: Facebook has removed a page set up by the Pakistan Taliban, after a US monitoring group reported of its existence as a fresh example of a social media being used by terror groups to recruit new fighters. Earlier, the USbased SITE Intelligence Group said the Umar Media TTP page...
  • Malala remains stable; would need surgery October 18, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai "remains stable" but would have to undergo reconstruction surgery in the coming days, the hospital and doctors attending her said. "Malala spent a second comfortable night at the hospital and continues to be cared for by Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children s Hospital...
  • Pak announces $ 1 million bounty on Malala's shooter October 16, 2012

    Pakistani teenage rights activist who was shot at by TehrikeTaliban Pakistan, Malala Yousufzai, has been sent to Britain for further treatment, according to reports. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban last week for speaking out against them. An air ambulance had arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad...
  • 3 men arrested over attack on Pak girl Malala October 12, 2012

    Islamabad: In an "important breakthrough", three men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the nearfatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai in Swat, a former stronghold of the Taliban in northwest Pakistan, police said on Friday. However, Ataullah, the alleged mastermind of Tuesday's attack on 14yearold Malala,...
  • Two bomb attacks kill 34 in northwest Pakistan June 17, 2012

    Islamabad: A total of 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in two bomb attacks in the restive northwest Pakistan on Saturday, with militants targeting a crowded market and a police van. A powerful car bomb went off in a market at Landi Kotal town in the restive Khyber tribal...
  • 16 Taliban surrender in Pakistan May 6, 2012

    Islamabad: A total of 16 Taliban militants, including four commanders, have surrendered in Pakistan's northwest tribal region. The militants, who were part of the TehrikeTaliban Pakistan, had been involved in terror activities in Kurram Agency, Xinhua reported. Four commanders Abdullah, Muhammad Rasham, Walid and Rafiqullah were among those who surrendered...
  • 29 killed, 40 injured in blast in northwest Pak January 10, 2012

    Islamabad: At least 29 people were killed and over 40 others injured when a powerful bomb blast ripped through a crowded market in the restive Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The bomb was planted in a pickup truck that was parked at a stand...
  • Taliban, Pak in peace talks: Taliban commander November 21, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the USbacked 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 deal. The...
  • Let Saudis mediate talks: Taliban to Pak govt October 11, 2011

    Islamabad: The dreaded terror group TehrikeTaliban Pakistan has indicated that it is willing to talk to the government but will seek mediation by countries like Saudi Arabia if it receives formal offers to hold peace talks. "Our shura (council) will decide whether and when can we enter into talks with...
  • 8 killed in suicide attack in Karachi September 19, 2011

    Karachi: A Taliban suicide bomber on Monday rammed an explosivesladen vehicle into the home of a senior police officer in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, killing at least eight persons and injuring several others. The bomber targeted the residence of Special Superintendent of Police Chaudhry Aslam of the Crime Investigation...
  • Militants hold 30 Pak children hostage in Afghan September 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Thirty Pakistani children, who had gone for picnic to celebrate Eid and had mistakenly crossed into Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, have been taken hostage by militants, officials said. The children were from Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region, TV channels quoted an official as saying. It was not clear which group has held...
  • Two killed in twin blasts in northwest Pakistan June 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Two persons were killed and three others injured as two bombs went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. The first blast was caused by a roadside bomb in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency this morning, police officials and witnesses were quoted as...
  • Pak Taliban vows revenge attacks on US targets June 7, 2011

    Peshawar: Pakistan's Taliban, a close ally of al Qaeda, plans to attack American targets abroad to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, said one of it's senior leaders. The TehrikeTaliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, has delivered on threats to avenge the killing of bin Laden by US...
  • Pakbased Taliban makes hitlist, security beefed up July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Pakistani Taliban has prepared a hit list of 300high profile figures. Among those that could be targeted are the leadership of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, Awami National Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement and antiTaliban Shia and Sunni clerics, said source close to an intelligence agency. Personnel from intelligence...