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23 killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan Army base: Report


Islamabad: Peshawar: At least 23 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a Pakistan army base on December 12, an official said, in an attack claimed by militants affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban. The early-morning attack targeted a base in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the Afghan border, according to...

Osama to Osama: Al-Qaeda’s transition and the global threat


By Vipul Tamhane "The United States is committed to using its complete set of counterterrorism mechanisms to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, including Al-Qa'ida of Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as part of our relentless efforts to ensure that terrorists do not use Afghanistan as a platform for international terrorism," US Secretary...

ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan suicide blast that killed 54


Islamabad:  The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Bajaur suicide blast in Pakistan that killed 54 people, including 23 children, according to Al Jazeera. The bombing targeted an election rally in Pakistan's border district of Bajaur last week in which nearly 200 people were wounded. "A suicide attacker from the Islamic State [ISIL]...

Pak Army terms TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan as major concern


New Delhi: The top brass of the Pakistan Army has said that sanctuaries and liberty of action available to terrorists of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other groups of that ilk in Afghanistan is one of the major reasons impacting the security of Pakistan, media reports. The statement came after the 258th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC)...

Pakistan records 79% spike in terror attacks in first 6 months of 2023: Think tank


Islamabad: Pakistan registered a whopping 79 per cent spike in terror attacks in the first six months of 2023 compared to the corresponding period last year, a prominent think-tank said here. A statistical report released by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) said that the country's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has been the most...

Taliban carry out second public execution since Afghan takeover


Kabul: A convicted murderer was shot dead this week in the grounds of a mosque in provincial Afghanistan, officials said, the second public execution since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. "He was executed in public in the town of Sultan Ghazi Baba, canter of Laghman province, so that he could suffer and become...

Pakistan rejects TTP’s offer to resume talks


Peshawar: Pakistani authorities have declined an offer from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to resume talks, citing their previous negative experience with dialog, media reports said. The TTP, through various sources and individual contacts, expressed their willingness to re-engage in talks in recent days. However, the government rejected the offer and instead urged the militants...

50 militants storm Hungarian energy firm in Pakistan, 6 dead


Islamabad: Islamist militants stormed natural gas and oil production facilities in northwest Pakistan this week, killing four police and two private guards, police and the operator said. The attack by up to 50 militants took place at facilities run by MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company, a unit of Hungary's MOL, in Hangu district near...

Blast in Pakistan’s Swat kills 12 cops, injures over 40


Islamabad: Two explosions rocked a counterterrorism facility in northwest Pakistan's Swat region beginning this week, killing at least 12 policemen and injuring more than 40 people, reported Geo News. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police Akhtar Hayat Khan said security officials were on “high alert” throughout the province. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) DIG Khalid Sohail told...