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.
At least five people including two military officers were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan Wednesday, the army said. Banned militant outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is not willing to hold peace talks with the Pakistan government in the North Waziristan area, said Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, a member of the Taliban negotiating committee.
Maulana Samiul Haq, chief of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan`s (TTP) three-member peace talks committee, Wednesday contacted the TTP `shura` (assembly) to convey some requests on behalf of the committee.
The outlawed Punjabi Taliban, which is a subsidiary of TTP, has warned the PML-N government to prepare itself for a war-like situation if it executes the convicts serving jail terms and on death row in the country.
At least six persons were killed and nearly 90 others injured on Sunday when Pakistani Taliban targeted a Shia procession with a bomb at Dera Ismail Khan in the restive northwest, on Ashura, the holiest day for the minority community.