Afghan Taliban mediate ceasefire between Pakistan and local militants

The Taliban in Afghanistan have mediated a temporary ceasefire between Pakistan and a local Pakistani Taliban militant group following talks between the two sides in Kabul, an official said on Wednesday. The Pakistani Taliban – known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – has carried out some of the bloodiest attacks inside Pakistan since 2007. It… Read More Afghan Taliban mediate ceasefire between Pakistan and local militants

Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

A suspected female suicide bomber killed three Chinese teachers in Karachi on Tuesday, police and officials said, in the first major attack this year against nationals of long-time ally China working in Pakistan. The three were among passengers on a minibus returning to Karachi university after a lunch break when the bomb exploded at the… Read More Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

At least four soldiers killed following militant attack in northwestern Pakistan

At least four Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack by militants in northwestern Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan early on Thursday, the military said. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Pakistan Taliban, which renewed an allegiance with the Taliban when the Islamist militant group took power in Afghanistan last August, claimed responsibility for the… Read More At least four soldiers killed following militant attack in northwestern Pakistan

Pakistan Taliban declare end to ceasefire agreement

Taliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreement and the formation of negotiating committees. The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), are a separate movement from the Afghan Taliban and have fought for… Read More Pakistan Taliban declare end to ceasefire agreement

At least five dead, six injured following separate attacks in western Pakistan

At least five security personnel – three soldiers and two policemen – were killed and six civilians were injured in three separate attacks in Pakistan’s restive western region bordering Afghanistan, security forces said on Saturday. Two soldiers were killed during a shootout with militants in the Hoshab area of Pakistan’s Turbat district, while a third… Read More At least five dead, six injured following separate attacks in western Pakistan

Two policemen killed, six injured following attacks in northern Pakistan

Two policemen were killed and six injured, including a young girl, in attacks in northern Pakistan near Afghanistan on Saturday as local Taliban militants agreed a month’s ceasefire after talks with the government, police said. A local Taliban spokesman said the militant group will abide by the ceasefire. The policemen were killed by an improvised… Read More Two policemen killed, six injured following attacks in northern Pakistan

Thirteen dead following bus explosion in northern Pakistan

Rescuers pulled survivors on Wednesday from a ravine in northern Pakistan after an explosion sent their bus over the edge, killing 13 passengers, among them nine Chinese nationals and two Pakistani soldiers, sources said. For several years, Chinese engineers and Pakistani construction workers have been working on hydroelectric projects as part of Beijing’s Belt and… Read More Thirteen dead following bus explosion in northern Pakistan

Pakistan court sentences Islamist militant group leader Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi to five years imprisonment for terrorism financing

A Pakistan court on Friday sentenced Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official of militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), to five years in jail for terrorism financing. Lakhvi and the group are accused by India and the United States of being behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks – though the charges or sentence are not related to… Read More Pakistan court sentences Islamist militant group leader Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi to five years imprisonment for terrorism financing