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US weighs crushing political penalties on Pakistan over terrorism support: Report

The penalties range from visa bans to sanctions and a permanent cessation of military aid.

Mar 27, 2018, 00:09 AM IST

Crackdown on Pakistan Taliban: US announces $5 mn reward on TTP chief Maulana Fazlullah

The announcement by the State Department came a day after Fazlullah's son was reported killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

Mar 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ''high-threat zones''

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said initial fencing will focus on "high threat zones" of Bajaur and Mohmand agencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Mar 27, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Pakistani Taliban taunts PM after Easter attack

Taliban militants who killed more than 70 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Mar 29, 2016, 15:07 PM IST

Timeline of deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Gunmen attacked a university in the northwestern Pakistani town of Charsadda Wednesday and police said at least 21 people were killed.

Jan 20, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Pakistan must not distinguish between terror groups like Pak Taliban and Lashkar-e-Toiba

The US on Tuesday said Pakistan should not distinguish between terror groups like Pak Taliban and Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Dec 09, 2015, 02:42 AM IST

Taliban attacks Pakistan Air Force base: As it happened

A group of heavily armed gunmen associated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked a Pakistani Air Force base in the northwestern city of Peshawar early on Friday. The attackers tried to force their way into the Badaber Air Base. The security forces in Pakistan responded quickly to the attack and killed at least 13 terrorists in the ensuing operation.

Sep 18, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

TTP claims responsibility for killing of PML-N leader

Banned Pakistan Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for the killing of a former minister and ruling party member of Punjab Assembly who was shot dead along with his son and nephew in Punjab province.

Jun 01, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Pakistan Taliban commander arrested in Lahore

Pakistan police Friday claimed that they have arrested a Pakistan Taliban commander, who was allegedly involved in a number of kidnapping and murder cases including the abduction of a British filmmaker.

Apr 10, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

UNSC slaps sanctions on Pak Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah

 The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre, for perpetrating and financing terror acts.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

US drone strike kills nine Pakistani militants in Afghanistan

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed nine militants linked to the Pakistani Taliban in an area close to the countries` rugged border, officials said Tuesday.

Mar 24, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

Pakistan urged to abolish death penalty

 The Pakistan government should reverse its decision to lift its moratorium on death penalty for all capital crimes and move toward abolition, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Mar 12, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Pakistani Taliban chief Mulla Fazalullah killed?

 Even as the Pakistani Army intensified its anti-terrorism operations in the wake of Tuesday`s Taliban attack on a Peshawar school that left 148 students and teachers dead, unconfirmed reports said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah was killed in an airstrike inside Afghanistan early Saturday.

Dec 20, 2014, 14:47 PM IST

Pakistan's most hated man Umar Mansoor is volleyball player, child killer

The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim".

Dec 20, 2014, 13:21 PM IST

Peshawar school attack plotted by Taliban's Maulana Fazlullah in Afghanistan?

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.

Dec 18, 2014, 14:27 PM IST

Malala Yousafzai won Nobel prize for "promoting Western culture, not education": Pakistan Taliban

 The Pakistani Taliban hit out at teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai over her Nobel peace prize on Friday, slamming her as a "soldier against Islamic society".

Dec 12, 2014, 14:49 PM IST

Pak Taliban criticises Malala after Nobel award

 Pakistani Taliban on Thursday criticised Nobel laureate Malala Yoususzai, saying the teenage activist has entered into an agreement with "satanic forces" to promote western culture and destroy Pakistan.

Dec 11, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

Wagah blast: Taliban splinter group releases photo of suicide bomber

Pakistani Taliban's splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar on Thursday identified a 25-year-old man as the suicide bomber who blew himself up at Wagah killing 61 people, minutes after the popular flag-lowe

Nov 13, 2014, 23:57 PM IST

Who staged Wagah suicide attack? 3 Pak Taliban factions claim hand

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.

Nov 03, 2014, 12:24 PM IST

Wagah blast: Javadekar urges world to unite to fight terrorism

Deploring the suicide attack on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Monday urged the international community to jointly fight terrorism.

Nov 03, 2014, 12:23 PM IST