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Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50

A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

Banned outfits in Pakistan operating openly on Facebook: Report

The names of all banned outfits were searched on Facebook to find pages, groups, and user profiles that publicly "liked" a banned outfit.

May 30, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Six Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terrorists killed in Pakistan

Six suspected terrorists of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terror group were shot dead in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said on Saturday.

Feb 25, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Afghan intelligence playing into India's hands: Pervez Musharraf

On the arrest of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, Pervez Musharraf said Hafiz was not a terrorist.

Feb 20, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Anti-India LeT, JuD and JeM have umbilical links with Karachi's madrasas: Report

The International Crisis Group noted that “decades of neglect and mismanagement have turned Karachi, Pakistan’s largest and wealthiest city, into a pressure cooker”.

Feb 17, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

5 Pakistani terror groups banned by US

The US has designated few Pakistan-based groups as Foreign Terrorist Organisations, out of which some are also active in India, Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Pakistan militant group says working with Islamic State and al-Qaeda

Ali Bin Sufyan, a spokesman for the Al Alami faction of the homegrown Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) group, said, the militants would work with "whoever will help us against the Pakistani army".

Nov 25, 2016, 14:52 PM IST

Baloch nationalists being targeted in all operations by Pak: AHRC report

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a Hong Kong based organisation in its reports has highlighted that Balochistan Province continues to suffer the wrath of law enforcement agencies with Baloch nationalists being targeted in all of the operations.While the

Aug 16, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

Pakistan court maintains acquittal of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Akram Lahori, suspends death sentence of 20 others

A Pakistani court has maintained the acquittal of sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's chief and suspended death sentence awarded to 20 other convicts tried by anti-terrorism courts and sessions courts.

Jul 09, 2016, 20:29 PM IST

Pakistan court indicts 6 LeJ men in 2009 Sri Lanka team attack case

The LeJ members charged by the court are Obaidullah, Javed Anwar, Ibrahim Khalil, Abdul Wahab, Zubair and Adnan Arshad.

Jun 23, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

Pakistan forces kill four militants in Quetta shootout

Police identified the militants as belonging to a group with ties to the militant wing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Jun 04, 2016, 05:48 AM IST

Pakistan cracks down on major terror networks, arrests 97 militants

The militants had set up joint task team for carrying out terror attacks in the country, Pak Army said.

Feb 12, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

'Pakistan foils attempt to free Daniel Pearl murderer'

Pakistan`s military on Friday said it had foiled a prison break bid aimed at freeing British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, currently on death row for the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. 

Feb 12, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Pakistan arrests 97 al Qaeda and other militants; foils planned jailbreak

The 97 men had been involved in multiple major attacks on Pakistani air bases, a major airport and police installations.

Feb 12, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

Pakistan security forces killed over 860 militants in Karachi ops

 Over 860 militants and criminals have been killed by Pakistani security forces in over two years as part of an ongoing operation to improve the law and order situation in the country's financial hub.

Nov 03, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Pakistan's Shi`ites mark Ashura amid tight security after bombing

Shi`ites in Pakistan on Saturday demanded more protection from the government even as they observed Ashura amid tight security, a day after militant group LeJ carried out a suicide bombing on a Muharram procession in the Sindh province that claimed 24 lives.

Oct 24, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Pakistan police arrests Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader

Pakistani police have arrested the last main leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi sectarian militant group.

Oct 23, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

IS was behind deadly Karachi bus attack: Pakistan official

Gunmen stormed a bus in Karachi in May, slaughtering members of the Ismail minority community in one of the deadliest incidents in Pakistan this year.

Oct 13, 2015, 01:20 AM IST

Pakistan probably most dangerous country for world: Ex-CIA official

Pakistan is probably the most dangerous country for the world as it is ripe with the threats of terrorism, a failing economy and the fastest growing nuclear arsenal, a retired CIA official has said.

Oct 09, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

LeJ may be behind suicide attack on Pak's Punjab Home Minister

 Preliminary report suggests Lashkar-e-Jhangvi`s (LeJ) possible involvement in the suicide attack, which left many people, including Pakistan`s Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada, dead in Attock, it has been reported.

Aug 16, 2015, 19:02 PM IST