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Bomb kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Pakistani militant umbrella group Tehreek-e-Taliban claime responsibility for the explosion which killed a local government officer and 5 tribal police

Pakistani Taliban claim killing of minority minister

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Pakistani Taliban claim the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs who was shot dead in a restive northwestern district

Taliban claims Pakistan bombing, 'Christians target'

Mar 28, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The hardline Jamaat ul Ahrar faction of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan says they will carry out more such attacks vowing to target schools and colleges alongside government and military interests

ANGUISH. Relatives of the victims of a suicide bomb blast cry outside a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. Rahat Dar/EPA

Taliban gunmen kill 29 in Pakistan air force base attack

Sep 18, 2015 - 10:51 PM

The military says insurgents from splinter group Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan entered the residential compound at the base near Peshawar All the attackers are killed

TALIBAN ATTACK. Pakistani security personnel help an injured comrade (C) to a hospital following an attack by militants on a Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar on September 18, 2015. Hasham Ahmed/AFP

Amir Khan visits Pakistan massacre school

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Khan offers prayers at a memorial to the dead at the school gates and says he will set up academies for young people in selected Pakistani cities

PAKISTANI ROOTS. British world champion boxer Amir Khan (C) prays at Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for hardliner cleric

Dec 27, 2014 - 3:53 PM

A Pakistani court issues an arrest warrant for a hardline Islamic cleric who suggested the massacre of school children in country s worst ever terror attack was understandable after he allegedly threatened people criticizing him

WARRANT. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committee member and chief cleric of Islamabad's Red Mosque Maulana Abdul Aziz (C) speaks duirng a press conference in Islamabad on February 7, 2014. Photo by Aamir Qureshi / AFP

Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Al Qaeda s regional branch urge militants to target only security forces

HONORING THE VICTIMS. Pakistani people lay floral wreath for the school children who were killed in a terror attack at the Army run school, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 20 December 2014. Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Dec 21, 2014 - 6:11 PM

First they attacked mosques then markets and now they have started attacking schools We cannot tolerate this We can die but we will not let our children be killed

HONORING THE VICTIMS. Pakistani people lay floral wreath for the school children who were killed in a terror attack at the Army run school, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 20 December 2014. Bilawal Arbab/EPA

School massacre 'Pakistan's 9/11' – minister

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Just like 9 11 changed the US and the world forever this 16 12 is kind of our mini 9 11 says Sartaj Aziz foreign affairs and national security advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan cleric says anti-Taliban fight 'un-Islamic'

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Maulana Abdul Aziz tells worshippers at the Red Mosque that he shared the grief of the victims families but says the TTP s response is understandable

Khan to donate gold trunks to help Pakistani massacre school

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:01 AM

I can only imagine what those parents are going through says Khan who has a months old daughter

KHAN CAN. Amir Khan lands a left jab on Devon Alexander en route to a unanimous decision win. Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images/AFP

Silent classes, bloody notebooks: after the Pakistan school massacre

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:43 PM

As the death toll rises to 148 the full horrifying aftermath of Tuesday s eight hour bloodbath in the northwestern city of Peshawar is revealed

INJURED STUDENT. A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Afghan Taliban condemn Pakistan school attack

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The Afghan Taliban condemn a raid on a school in neighboring Pakistan that left 141 dead in the country s bloodiest ever terror attack saying killing innocent children is against Islam

THE DAY AFTER. A Pakistani frontier corp personnel stand guard outside the main entrance of army-run school a day after it was attacked by militants in Peshawar on December 17, 2014. Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre

Dec 17, 2014 - 12:20 PM

2nd UPDATE The attack sparks condemnation worldwide and leads the Pakistani government and military to reaffirm their determination to defeat a group that has killed thousands

'ENOUGH.' Pakistani journalists light candles to pray for the victims who were killed in an attack at the Army run school in Peshawar, during a memorial ceremony in Islamabad Pakistan, 16 December 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Global outrage for Taliban attack on Pakistan school

Dec 17, 2014 - 7:49 AM

World leaders condemn the Taliban massacre of Pakistani schoolchildren as heinous and an act of horror

TERROR EMERGENCY. Pakistani men carry an injured student to a hospital following an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. A Majeed/AFP

Aquino to Pakistan: Filipinos mourn with you

Dec 16, 2014 - 10:53 PM

President Benigno Aquino III condemns the Taliban school attack in Peshawar

INJURED STUDENT. A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

'I saw death so close': student recalls Pakistan school carnage

Dec 16, 2014 - 9:30 PM

My body was shivering I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching me – I felt as though it was death that was approaching me

TO SAFETY. School children who were rescued by the security forces are ushered away from the scene during an attack at the Army run school, in Peshawar Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Bilawal Arbab/EPA

India PM condemns 'cowardly' attack on Pakistan school

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:56 PM

UPDATED Indian Prime Minister calls the attack a senseless act of unspeakable brutality

INJURED. A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 141

Dec 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED Survivors describe how the militants went from room to room shooting children as young as 12 during the 8 hour onslaught at the Army Public School in Peshawar

INJURED STUDENT. A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

US hands over senior militant to Pakistan

Dec 07, 2014 - 9:58 PM

A statement from US Forces Aghanistan did not identify the detainees but a Pakistani security official says one of them was Latif Mehsud an aide to the former chief of the TTP

Pakistan schoolgirl Malala's attackers arrested – army

Sep 12, 2014 - 7:41 PM

UPDATED The detention of the gunmen came as part of the Pakistani military s ongoing offensive against the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan and other extremist outfits

Malala Yousafzai speaks at an event at the United Nations in New York, 25 September 2013. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee

Jun 20, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Nearly 100 000 people have left North Waziristan tribal area on the Afghan border this week after the military launched a long awaited assault against Taliban hideouts

Taliban warns foreign firms as Pakistan sends in the tanks

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The Taliban warns all foreign investors airlines and multinational corporations to suspend their ongoing matters with Pakistan and prepare to leave Pakistan otherwise they will be responsible for their own loss

WARNING. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid warned foreign investors, airlines and multinational corporations to suspend their ongoing matters with Pakistan and to leave Pakistan, otherwise they will be responsible for their own 'loss.' File photo by Saood Rehman/EPA

Pakistan repels 2nd Taliban attack on Karachi airport

Jun 10, 2014 - 10:56 PM

The latest assault on the airport raised further questions about the authorities ability to secure key facilities in the face of a resurgent enemy

AIRPORT ATTACK. Pakistani Police (L) and Airport Security Force (R) personnel patrol after an operation against suspected Islamic militants, at Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, Pakistan, 09 June 2014. Photo by AFP

Pakistan strikes terrorist hideouts after Karachi attack

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The air strikes are the latest in a series of attacks done by the Pakistani military in the tribal belt this year after talks with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan broke down

Pakistan airport raid kills 30 as thousands flee tribal district

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:26 AM

The assault leaves Pakistan s nascent peace process with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan TTP in tatters

SALUTE. Pakistani Rangers attend the funeral of their comrade, killed during an operation at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, 09 June 2014. Shahazib Akber/EPA

Pakistan airport cleared of militants after attack kills 24

Jun 09, 2014 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED The Pakistani Taliban calls their attack revenge for their late leader Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone strike in November

AIRPORT ATTACK. Pakistani Police (L) and Airport Security Force (R) personnel patrol after an operation against suspected Islamic militants, at Jinnah International Airport, in Karachi, Pakistan, 09 June 2014.

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Jun 09, 2014 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Aside from the militants Jinnah Hospital says 14 bodies are now there including 8 airport security members a ranger a civil aviation official and 4 PIA staff

Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market

Apr 09, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED The bomb which weights 5 to 6 kilograms is packed with nuts and bolts for maximum damage

BOMB BLAST. A bomb blast kills at least 17 in a market in Islamabad

Pakistan resumes Taliban talks despite deadly blast

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:00 PM

The government opened negotiations with the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan last month in a bid to end their bloody 7 year insurgency

MAKING PROGRESS. Special Assistant to Pakistan's prime minister Irfan Siddiqui (R) holds talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committee members Maulana Sami-ul-Haq (C) and Professor Ibrahim Khan (L) during their meeting in Akora Khattak.

Pakistan demands ceasefire from Taliban to restart talks

Feb 18, 2014 - 9:37 PM

An Agence France Presse source says both sides could have agreed on a ceasefire had the Monday meeting taken place

Grenade attack at Pakistan cinema kills 10: officials

Feb 11, 2014 - 9:06 PM

The attack came as negotiators for the Pakistani gov t and the Taliban met for a 2nd time as part of efforts to end the bloody 7 year insurgency

Pakistan-Taliban peace talks falter as they begin

Feb 04, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Government negotiators fail to show up

Pakistan's Khan declines Taliban talks role

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Despite the moves to hold peace talks new attacks against Pakistani military were reported on Monday

PEACE TALKS. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named a team to begin dialogue with the militants, who have been waging an insurgency since 2007

Taliban bombing near Pakistan military HQ kills 13

Jan 20, 2014 - 2:04 PM

The bombing comes a day after the Pakistani Taliban killed 20 soldiers and wounded 30 others in a suicide bombing in the northwestern town of Bannu

Pakistan Taliban choose leader, dismiss peace talks

Nov 08, 2013 - 9:25 AM

The Pakistani Taliban appointed Maulana Fazullah as its new chief Fazullah sunk government plans for peace talks

MAULANA FAZLULLAH. A 2010 video shows Maulana Fazlullah in Peshawar.  AFP PHOTO/ A. MAJEED/FILES

Pakistan government to meet to review US ties

Nov 04, 2013 - 1:33 PM

The killing of the feared chief of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan TTP sparked a furious response from Islamabad

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Nov 03, 2013 - 10:11 PM

The death of TTP leader Mehsud represents a significant blow for the TTP but it prompted a furious response from the Pakistani government

US has 'scuttled' Taliban talks with drone strike – minister

Nov 02, 2013 - 11:16 PM

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said the identity of those killed in the drone strike was irrelevant

'WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?' Pakistan interior minister Chaudhry Nisar accuses the US of 'scuttling' peace talks. File photo by EPA/T. MUGHAL

US drone strike kills Pakistani Taliban leader: sources

Nov 01, 2013 - 11:37 PM

UPDATED Three local intelligence officials in Miranshah confirmed the leader s death while a senior Taliban source said Mehsud was killed in the strike along with his bodyguard driver and uncle

Pakistan suicide attack kills 8 including provincial minister

Oct 17, 2013 - 12:29 AM

Israr Ullah Gandapur law minister for the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is now the third lawmaker from the province to have been killed following the elections on May 11

Top Pakistani Taliban leader captured – US

Oct 12, 2013 - 2:46 AM

Latif Mehsud is a senior commander in the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan which claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing of Times Square in 2010

Pakistani Taliban vow to attack Malala again

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:47 PM

The Pakistani Taliban vowed to attack Malala Yousafzai again saying she had no courage

NO COURAGE? The Pakistani Taliban vowed to attack Malala Yousafzai again if they got the chance. AFP FILE PHOTO

Pakistani Taliban confirms death of second-in-command

May 30, 2013 - 10:40 PM

The TTP were withdrawing their offer to hold talks with the government after the killing

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy - officials

May 30, 2013 - 11:44 AM

A US drone strike killed the deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban Wednesday May 29 in the country s lawless tribal northwest officials said