Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country`s worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.
Having pledged to eliminate terrorists from Pakistan in the wake of ghastly Peshawar school attack by the Taliban, the country's Army has intensified anti-terror strikes, killing dozens of militants in Tirah valley area of Khyber tribal region.
Even as the nation continued to reel in shock after the barbaric Taliban attack on the Army school in Peshawar, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with other political party leaders on Wednesday and said that they have decided to draft a national plan against terrorists.
The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group`s ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday lambasted Pakistani Army for deliberately targeting civilians and said it was "rogue army" as authorities of the neighbouring country have no control over it.
Pakistan on the fourth straight day continued to violate ceasefire along all seven sectors of the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir killing two women and injuring five civilians in overnight firing and shelling.
Pakistan's former president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army.
Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country`s armed forces are "responding adequately".
Hundreds of Taliban fighters rushed to disguise themselves with new haircuts in the weeks before a Pakistani army assault, it has emerged, as refugees revealed details of life under the militants - and their taste for imported luxuries.
Pakistani Army gunship helicopters pounded suspected militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, killing at least two persons and injuring others, according to a media report.
Pakistani combat jets pounded militant bases in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, including the home of Taliban commander Adnan Rashid, and killed 25 terrorists in retaliation for a string of attacks on security forces.