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    Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for former PM Benazir Bhutto's assassination

    World | January 15, 2018 17:43 IST

    Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party chief and a two-time PM, was killed along with 21 people in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.

  • isis preparing to attack india report

    ISIS preparing to attack India: report

    World | July 30, 2015 0:03 IST

    Washington:  The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan

  • mullah fazlullah taliban chief who scripted pakistan school

    Mullah Fazlullah, Taliban Chief who scripted Pakistan school massacre, branded global terrorist by US

    World | January 14, 2015 11:03 IST

    Washington: The US designated Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, as a global terrorist and slapped sanctions against him.Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the December 16, 2014 attack on an army

  • taliban chief orders militants to target nawaz sharif s

    Taliban chief orders militants to target Nawaz Sharif's party

    World | January 09, 2015 13:05 IST

    Islamabad:  Pakistani Taliban chief has ordered militants to hit the leaders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party after the government lifted a moratorium on death penalty and set up military courts to try terrorists.

  • pakistani taliban switches side vows to send jihadists to

    Pakistani Taliban switches side; vows to send jihadists to help IS

    World | October 05, 2014 13:01 IST

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has switched allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has been vying for supremacy with the al-Qaeda in the region, and vowed to send jihadists to help the

  • 40 militants killed in pakistan airstrikes

    40 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

    World | September 17, 2014 16:27 IST

    Islamabad: The Pakistan army Wednesday said fighter jets bombed positions of militants in the North Waziristan tribal region and killed 40 local and foreign militants."Today in precise aerial strikes five terrorists hideouts and ammunition dumps

  • roadside bomb hits school van in pakistan kills 5

    Roadside bomb hits school van in Pakistan, kills 5

    World | August 19, 2014 13:33 IST

    Khar, Pakistan: A Pakistani government official says a roadside bomb has struck in a school van with children and teachers in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing five people.A local government administrator, Asmatullah Wazir, says

  • seminaries collecting couriering funds for pakistani taliban

    Seminaries collecting, couriering funds for Pakistani Taliban

    World | May 01, 2014 13:44 IST

    Islamabad: Seminaries in Pakistan's capital were allegedly assisting Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) with the collection of extortion and ransom money, civil and military intelligence agency sources said.The seminaries were providing courier services to the TTP and

  • pakistani taliban announces ceasefire govt welcomes move

    Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire, govt welcomes move

    World | March 01, 2014 20:13 IST

    Islamabad/Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban today announced a month-long ceasefire to facilitate the resumption of peace talks suspended by the government over the recent execution of 23 troops.“We announce a month-long ceasefire from today and appeal

  • pakistani taliban rejects call for unconditional ceasefire

    Pakistani Taliban rejects call for unconditional ceasefire

    World | February 26, 2014 16:30 IST

    Islamabad: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has rejected the Nawaz Sharif government's call for an unconditional ceasefire, a media report said.“If this is what we have to do, we would have done it 10 years

  • sharif tells committee to initiate talks with taliban

    Sharif tells committee to initiate talks with Taliban

    World | January 31, 2014 16:54 IST

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today directed a recently formed four-member committee to immediately initiate peace talks with the banned Pakistani Taliban.Talking to members of the committee here, he expressed his desire to achieve the

  • pakistani taliban vows revenge after leader s killing

    Pakistani Taliban vows revenge after leader's killing

    World | November 12, 2013 10:54 IST

    Islamabad : Confirming the killing of senior leader of the Haqqani Network, Naseeruddin Haqqani, the Pakistani Taliban has vowed to take revenge of the murder.Earlier, leaders of the group Monday said unidentified gunmen shot Naseeruddin

  • mullah fazlullah named new head of pakistani taliban

    Mullah Fazlullah named new head of Pakistani Taliban

    World | November 07, 2013 19:21 IST

    Islamabad: Mullah Fazlullah, the militant commander who ordered the assassination of teenage activist Malala Yusufzai, was today named by the Pakistani Taliban as its new chief to replace Hakimullah Mehsud, killed in a US drone

  • sharif lays out terms for talks with pakistani taliban

    Sharif lays out terms for talks with Pakistani Taliban

    World | September 27, 2013 14:01 IST

    Islamabad: Setting the terms for peace talks with the Taliban, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the militants will have to “renounce” violence and recognise the country's constitution before engaging in a dialogue with

  • pakistani taliban demand release of prisoners

    Pakistani Taliban demand release of prisoners

    World | September 16, 2013 9:40 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban Sunday demanded the release of their prisoners and withdrawal of army from the country's restive tribal regions, which it says could be part of confidence building measures for the possible peace talks,

  • pakistani taliban sets up base in syria bbc report

    Pakistani Taliban sets up base in Syria: BBC report

    World | July 13, 2013 18:58 IST

    London, Jul 13: The Pakistani Taliban have set up a base in Syria to assess “the needs of the jihad” and at least 12 of its “experts” in warfare and information technology have visited the

  • pakistani taliban vow revenge for death of no.2 leader

    Pakistani Taliban vow revenge for death of No.2 leader

    World | May 31, 2013 10:14 IST

    Washington, May 31: The Pakistani Taliban will avenge the killing of the outfit's No.2 leader, who was slain in a drone strike Wednesday, a Taliban spokesman told CNN Thursday.Spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said the outfit holds

  • pakistani taliban newly energised monster says daily

    Pakistani Taliban newly energised monster, says daily

    World | May 01, 2013 12:16 IST

    Islamabad, May 1: The Pakistani Taliban is a monster that has been newly energised during the elections, a prominent daily said Wednesday, worried at the lack of serious effort to control this menace."The new government

  • pakistani taliban ask people to boycott polls

    Pakistani Taliban ask people to boycott polls

    World | April 26, 2013 7:32 IST

    Islamabad, April 26: The Pakistani Taliban has distributed leaflets in many parts of the country, asking people to boycott the May 11 general elections, a media report said.The Taliban warning came just hours after religious

  • pak taliban releases 17 hostages

    Pak Taliban Releases 17 Hostages

    World | January 05, 2012 22:40 IST

    Khar, Jan 5: Pakistani Taliban on Thursday released 17 people after over three months of captivity who mistakenly crossed the border from the country's lawless northwest into Afghanistan, officials said.More than 30 young people aged