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 ...
Thursday, 11 August 2016
The bomb was apparently targeting an Islamic court judge
Saturday, 19 December 2015
The Pakistani Taliban operate separately from the Afghan insurgents of the same name, but are loosely aligned with them
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 ...
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
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
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
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Karachi has been plagued by sectarian, ethnic and political violence for years
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 ...
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 ...