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

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

Pakistan reaches one-month ceasefire agreement with local Taliban militants

Pakistan and local Taliban militants have agreed a one-month ceasefire which may be extended if both sides agree, spokesmen said on Monday, opening the possibility of a fuller peace accord to help end years of bloodshed. The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), are a separate movement from the Afghan Taliban and have fought for… Read More Pakistan reaches one-month ceasefire agreement with local Taliban militants

Pakistani Taliban demand prisoner release as condition for ceasefire talks

The Pakistani Taliban have demanded that the government of Pakistan release a number of prisoners as a condition for talks aimed at laying the ground for full ceasefire negotiations, multiple sources in the group said. The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan or TTP and separate from the Afghan Taliban, have had two… Read More Pakistani Taliban demand prisoner release as condition for ceasefire talks

Four dead, hundreds injured as Islamists clash with police in Pakistan

Four Pakistani police were killed and hundreds wounded when armed activists from a banned Islamist group clashed with security forces at a anti-blasphemy demonstration near the eastern city of Lahore, officials said. The clash broke out at a rally of the banned Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) on a highway in Sheikhupura, just outside Lahore, as the… Read More Four dead, hundreds injured as Islamists clash with police in Pakistan