The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces.
Karachi: Taliban militants aided by some Pakistan navy officials tried to storm the strategic naval dockyard here but security forces foiled the assault after a fierce gun-battle in which a naval officer and two militants were killed.
A week after the Pakistani Taliban brazenly attacked the Karachi airport, Pakistan on Sunday launched military operation against foreign and local militants hiding in sanctuaries near the Afghan border, reports said.
Maulana Yousuf Shah, coordinator of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committee, said Saturday that contact has been established with the shura and a meeting with the Pakistan government is expected to take place in two days` time, a media report said.
Two unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on the car of a prominent journalist in Lahore, leaving his driver dead and guard injured. TV anchor and editor Raza Rumi`s car was fired at near Raja Market area of the city.
The Pakistan government has finalised direct talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the venue will be decided in the next 48 hours, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Thursday morning.