Afghanistan has agreed to target militants attacking Pakistan from alleged sanctuaries on its soil, in a significant move which suggests a thaw in their frayed ties and anti-terror cooperation between them.
Pakistan's main terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Friday joined hands with outlawed Lashkar-e-Islam in the country's northwest to confront the military, which has launched an all-out campaign against militants holed-up in the tribal region.
After claiming responsibility for Sunday's Wagah blast and also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, self-styled spoksperson of the breakaway faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terror group, has disappeared from the micro-blogging site.
Rubbishing the claims of other terror outfits, former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has asserted that its Jamat-ul-Ahrar group was responsible for the deadly suicide attack at Wagah border crossing that killed at least 60 people.
In a move that can cause a rift within the militant circles, six senior members of the Pakistani Taliban, including prominent regional leaders vowed to support the Islamic State (IS) militants and its head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a media report said on Tuesday.
A breakaway faction of Pakistan Taliban, whose militants had pumped bullets into her two years ago, has criticised the choice of Malala Yousafzai for the 2014 Nobel Peace prize, calling her "an agent of non-believers".
The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the army announced today.
The United States is very carefully watching the peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a top American commander based in Afghanistan has told lawmakers.
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.