''Islamic State may recruit locals, exploit Pakistan's sectarian divide''

The Pakistan government has realised that the Islamic State (IS) group is a potential threat that could benefit from the changing militant landscape in the country and exploit the sectarian schism by signing up new recruits, media reported Wednesday.

Key TTP militant handed over to Pakistan: Sources

Key Taliban commander Latif Mehsud, who was being held by the Afghan and NATO troops for sometime, has been handed over to the Pakistani authorities, along with three others, sources said Saturday.

Islamic State network present in Pakistan: Rehman Malik

Pakistan`s former interior minister Rehman Malik on Friday said that the radical group Islamic State`s (IS) network is present in the country.

TTP affiliated Jamaatul Ahrar confirms death of key commander in Pak's Tirah Valley airstrikes

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affiliated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) has confirmed that their key commander Abu Jandal was killed in Khyber Agency`s Tirah Valley in Pakistan during the November 9 airstrikes.

Clashes in Pakistan kill 2 soldiers, 4 militants

At least two soldiers and four militants were killed on Monday in an exchange of fire in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal belt, where military has launched a major offensive against the Taliban.

Six killed, four injured in two blasts in Pakistan

At least six persons were killed and four others injured on Friday in twin roadside bomb blasts targeting the son of a peace committee chief in the restive northwest Pakistan.

Pak Taliban fires its spokesman over allegiance to IS chief
Pak Taliban fires its spokesman over allegiance to IS chief

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has fired its spokesman after he along with five other commanders declared allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, which has been vying for supremacy with the al Qaeda in the region.

Pakistani Taliban denies allegiance to Islamic State

The Pakistani Taliban has denied reports that it has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, saying it is not supporting any specific group in these countries.

Nine Taliban militants arrested from mosque in Pakistan

Nine Pakistani Taliban militants, who were planning to attack senior military and police officers, were arrested on Friday after security forces raided a mosque here, police said.

Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate

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.

Taliban attack on key Pakistan naval dockyard foiled


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.

Renegade Pak Taliban supports al Qaeda's South Asia branch

The newly formed breakaway faction of Pakistani Taliban on Friday announced its support for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

Pakistan Taliban group behind Peshawar plane attack

Pakistan security officials on Friday said that a group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for an attack on a plane Tuesday that killed one passenger, media reported.

Pakistan begins operation against militants hiding in north and near Afghan border

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.

Karachi airport attack: `Pakistan probing use of foreign made weapons`

Pakistan on Thursday said that investigations regarding the use of foreign made weapons in the Karachi airport attack by terrorist was underway.

Pakistan government-Taliban meet likely in two days

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.

TTP discusses extending truce in Pakistan

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has met to decide on extending the ceasefire in Pakistan and the progress of peace talks with the government, a media report said Saturday.

Next round of Pakistan government-Taliban talks being planned

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has convened a joint meeting Saturday between the peace talks committees of the government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Pakistani Taliban split on ceasefire extension

The Pakistan government committee and the TTP Saturday agreed to take measures to speed up the peace talks.

One killed as journalist Raza Rumi`s car attacked in Pakistan

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.