Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

Saturday, 3 February 2018

At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban. Attacks have decreased sharply in the picturesque Swat Valley but can cause alarm in a region where Pakistani Taliban insurgents took partial control in 2007, before being ousted two years later in a major military operation hailed as an important blow against Islamist violence. Swat was ...

Bomb blast injures 13 in SW Pakistan days after major attack

Thursday, 11 August 2016

The bomb was apparently targeting an Islamic court judge

Pakistan Taliban reject ISIS leader’s claim to be ‘caliph’

Saturday, 19 December 2015

The Pakistani Taliban operate separately from the Afghan insurgents of the same name, but are loosely aligned with them

Has there been a soft coup in Pakistan?

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Pakistan has been ruled by its military for over half its life as an independent nation. In many ways the military is the state, as it is widely recognized as the only functioning institution in the country. There have been experiments with democracy in the past, but they have not generally gone well. In 2013, Pakistan held elections that marked its first transition from one freely elected government to another. Finally, it seemed as if democracy was taking root. Yet a fundamental problem ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Pakistani Taliban vow support for ISIS fighters

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The group declared its support in a statement that was issued to mark the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Adha

Taliban deals blow to Pakistan’s intelligence and its securities

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Pakistan's civil and military leadership has appeared to be divided for some time over the strategy to tackle Taliban insurgency

Pakistan bombs hideouts after Taliban attacks

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Punjabi Taliban are a faction of the militant group that hail from the country’s largest province in the east

Gunmen kill Shiite leader and guard in Pakistan

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Karachi has been plagued by sectarian, ethnic and political violence for years

‘I am Malala’ creates angry buzz in Pakistani private schools

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Officials say they have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across Pakistan, calling her a tool of the West. Malala attracted global attention last year when the Taliban shot her in the head northwest Pakistan for criticizing the group. She released a memoir in October, “I Am Malala,” that was co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb. Adeeb Javedani, president of the All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, said ...

Taliban vow wave of revenge attacks in Pakistan

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Pakistani Taliban vowed on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against Islamabad after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader, Reuters reported. “We will target security forces, government installations, political leaders and police,” Asmatullah Shaheen, head of the shura, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location. He said the Taliban’s main target included army and government installations in Punjab province, the ...

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