Posts tagged as: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

National Assembly condemns Taliban attack that killed top army officers


The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously condemned a recent Taliban attack that killed a senior military general at a time when the government is working on a peace talk plan with the militants.   Major Gen. Sanaullah Niazi was killed in a roadside bomb attack in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday. Another senior officer, Lt […]

Pakistani soldier dies in North Waziristan bomb attack

A roadside bomb blast killed a Pakistani soldier in North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, security officials said.   Two soldiers were also injured in the blast near Mir Ali, a main down in the region, they said.   The Improvised Explosive Device targeted a convoy of the security forces passing through the area. The blast […]

Blast kills Taliban leader, his four guards in South Waziristan


A roadside bomb has killed a senior commander of Pakistani Taliban and his four guards in the restive South Waziristan, officials said Thursday. A remote-controlled bomb targeted Commander Ghula Jan Wazir’s vehicle in in Bermal tehsil near Wana in South Waziristan tribal agency. Commander Jan and his four personal guards were killed at the scene, […]

Death toll from Parachinar suicide attacks reaches 57

  Death toll from twin deadly suicide bombings, targeting Shiite Muslims in Kurram tribal region, reached 57 on Saturday as more injured died of wounds, officials said. Officials and hospital sources say that nearly 180 others people were injured in the attacks in Parachinar, headquarters of Kurram agency, just minutes before the people had to […]

CM G-B claims progress in mountaineers attack’s probe

Officials Tuesday claimed “important headway” has been made in the investigation into the killings of foreign mountaineers in the northern areas of the country.   Suspected militants, wearing uniform of security forces, stormed the base camp of Nanga Parbat in Diamir District of Gilgit-Baltistan late Saturday and killed the foreign tourists and their one guide. […]

Army chief asks Waziristan IDPs to return homes

Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani on Thursday appealed to the people of South Waziristan who have left to return to their homes and resume their normal life. The army chief was speaking in South Waziristan after inaugurating a road. Pakistan Army has completed third trade corridor on Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan Agency in […]

Stage set for May 11 general elections

Stage is set for historic general elections in Pakistan to be held on May 11 (Saturday) to elect new government for the next five years.   Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim said on Friday that the Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all arrangements to hold free fair and transparent elections.   “The power […]

Pakistan asks Afghanistan to eliminate TTP’s ‘safe heavens’

Pakistan Thursday expressed concern over what it called ‘continued presence of safe havens’ of Pakistani Taliban militants Afghanistan’s Kunar and Nooristan provinces and urged Afghan government to eliminate their safe heavens.   The military says that the members of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have fled to Afghanistan and are now operating from their and routinely launch attacks […]

TTP, other extremist groups plan election attacks


The Taliban and other banned militant groups have planned attacks during campaign for the May 11 elections and during polling, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.   The ministry in a report presented in a high level meeting in Islamabad that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, two other extremist groups – Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jundullah could carry out attacks in different […]

Malik asks Taliban to announce 30-day ceasefire for talks

Interior Minister, Rehman Malik Wednesday asked the Taliban to declare a 30-day ceasefire if they want dialogue with the government.   It was the first formal government’s response to the Taliban dialogue offer to end their attacks, which have killed nearly 40,000 people including security forces, in the past 10 years.   “The government is […]

Nawaz Sharif asks gov’t to begin talks with Taliban

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday asked the government to start talks with the Taliban days after the militants offered dialogue to end the years of bloodshed in the country.   Taliban this week said they are ready for talks if the security forces gave guarantee of three senior political and […]


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