At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed and another injured when militants attacked a vehicle belonging to security forces in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, media reports on Tuesday said.
Fighter jets bombarded Taliban hideouts in northwest Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least 30 people according to security sources, in what analysts called an operation to reassert military dominance after peace talks stalled.
The main opposition Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) on Tuesday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly over Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan`s invitation to the Taliban to play a cricket match.
The Pakistan government on Tuesday decided to continue targeted operations against militants alongside efforts to start a dialogue with the Taliban as part of steps to establish the state`s writ at all costs, according to media reports.
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.
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.
At least 13 people, among them six soldiers, were killed Monday and 17 others injured in a suicide bombing attack on security forces in Rawalpindi city, for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.
Mullah Fazlullah, the new chief of outlawed Pakistani Taliban, has made his way into Pakistan`s unruly tribal areas from neighbouring Afghanistan where he was based since the 2009 military operation in Swat.
The Indian Army is currently in the midst of one of the largest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir as they attempt to flush out around 30 to 40 militants who have occupied a ghost village along the Line of Control in Keran sector.