The brazen Karachi airport attack clearly suggests the role of the Pakistani Taliban`s sleeper cells in the city that must have planned it during the interval when their central leadership was busy talking peace with the government, a media report said today.
At least 18 militants were on Monday killed, including a key TTP commander, and over 30 injured in airstrikes on their hideouts near Pak-Afghan border and clash between two rival militant groups in northwest Pakistan`s restive tribal region.
Pakistan on Sunday said it will start formal comprehensive peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban in a couple of days, and would also release 12-13 "non-combatants" as part of confidence-building measures.
Islamabad: Pakistan`s Interior Ministry on Wednesday said the separatist outfit claiming responsibility for a bombing at a fruit market earlier in the day was "ridiculous" as investigation so far found links to "somewhere else".
Islamabad: A powerful bomb ripped through a bustling fruit and vegetable market here on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people and injuring over 100 others, in one of the deadliest attacks in the Pakistani capital.
Pakistani negotiators on Monday cancelled a scheduled meeting with the Taliban after the insurgents claimed they had killed 23 soldiers kidnapped by them in 2010, dealing a severe blow to the fledgling peace process.
Two negotiators representing the Pakistani Taliban in the peace talks with the government have met the militant leadership in the lawless North Waziristan Agency and briefed them about the first round of talks.
The former interim chief of the Pakistani Taliban was among 50 militants, including 36 foreign fighters, killed in heavy air strikes in the lawless North Waziristan region, military sources said on Wednesday.
Pakistan student and education activist Malala Yousafzai has said she has forgiven the terrorist, who shot her on her head last year, and would never want revenge on him as she believed in peace and mercy.
Pakistani Taliban on 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, Xinhua reported.