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Pakistani Taliban

Dreaded Pakistani Taliban chief, who shot Malala Yousafzai, reportedly killed in US drone strike

Fazlullah has been designated as a global terrorist by the US and carries a bounty of USD 5 million

Jun 15, 2018, 16:53 PM IST

Pakistan Taliban says deputy chief killed in US drone strike

The deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a US drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region.

Feb 13, 2018, 00:21 AM IST

Four Pakistani Army personnel killed in suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani military personnel in the troubled northwest, near the border with Afghanistan, the Army said on Wednesday.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:09 PM IST

Pakistani Taliban launches English magazine 'Sunnat E Khaula' to urge women to take up 'jihad'

The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:16 PM IST

Suicide bomber in Lahore kills 25, mostly cops; Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility

A powerful suicide blast took place on Monday near residence-cum-office of Pakistan's Punjab province Chief Minister in Lahore. 

Jul 24, 2017, 17:40 PM IST

Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 73

The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 73, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam`s holiest month.

Jun 24, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive south-west

The arrested militant leader also encouraged an attack by a suicide bomber last year on a provincial hospital that killed at least 70 people.

May 24, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

Four suicide bombers struck Pakistan in one day Wednesday, killing six people and unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple Taliban blasts this week.

Feb 15, 2017, 21:14 PM IST

Top Pakistani Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan: Sources

Raeas Khan, also known as Azam Khan Tariq, had a 20 million rupee ($190,740) bounty on his head and was the fourth-highest ranking commander in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Sep 25, 2016, 21:36 PM IST

ISIS claims responsibility for killing three Pak soldiers in Peshawar

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in an ambush in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province yesterday in an attack, for which both the Islamic State and Jamaatul Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban faction, have claimed responsibility. Senior police officer Shaukat Khan said the gunmen struck in Garhi Sohbat Khan on the outskirts of Peshawar, attacking a private vehicle carrying the three soldiers, reports the New York Times.

Sep 19, 2016, 10:06 AM IST

Terror strikes Pakistan: 12 dead, 52 wounded in blast at court; 4 suicide bombers killed in Peshawar

The Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on a Christian colony in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial capital of Peshawar.

Sep 02, 2016, 11:59 AM IST

Pakistan Army kills four suicide bombers at Christian colony

The Pakistani Taliban in particular routinely target minority groups, and in 2011 gunned down Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian who was federal minister for minority affairs.

Sep 02, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

Pakistan lawyers boycott courts after suicide blast

The attack has been claimed by both a faction of the Pakistani Taliban called Jammat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), and the Islamic State group (IS).

Aug 09, 2016, 10:31 AM IST

Suicide bomber kills at least 75 at Quetta hospital; Pakistani Taliban faction claims responsibility

A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 75 people and wounded more than a hundred on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, according to officials in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

Aug 09, 2016, 00:01 AM IST

Kidnapped son of top judge in Pak rescued by army

 The kidnapped son of the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court was rescued from the clutches of Pakistani Taliban by the military in an early morning raid in the restive northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the third high-profile abduction case to be solved in recent months.

Jul 19, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

A murderous political fight between a Sikh and a Hindu politician in Pakistan

A prominent Sikh politician in Pakistan who was gunned down last week was killed by contract killers hired by his miffed Hindu rival after he failed to secure a ticket for elections, police said today, days after Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder.

Apr 25, 2016, 16:18 PM IST

Lahore blast victim's family harassed, to move court

The family of one of the victims of Gulshan-e-Iqbal park attack in Lahore, capital of Punjab province of Pakistan, said it will move the court against police.

Apr 01, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

We have arrived in Punjab: Taliban warns Pakistani govt

The Pakistani Taliban faction behind the brutal Easter Sunday suicide bombing at a crowded park here has warned that the terror attack was a "message" to the government about their "arrival" in Punjab, as the death toll today rose to 74 after two more persons succumbed to their injuries.

Mar 29, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

Pakistanis hunt for militants behind blast that killed at least 65

Pakistan has been plagued by militant violence for the last 15 years, since it joined a US-led campaign against Islamist militancy after the September 11, 2001.

Mar 28, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

Pakistan to fight terror to logical end: Minister

Pakistan is determined to continue war against terrorism with full zeal till its logical end, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said.

Sep 19, 2015, 11:08 AM IST