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Senior Pakistani Taliban commander gunned down in North Waziristan

Unknown gunmen on Monday killed a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban who had a government bounty on his head, officials and family said, in what is seen as a case of internal rivalry. Asmatullah Shaheen, who was believed to be in his mid-40s and a former interim chief of…

Top Haqqani network commander killed in Islamabad

A senior member of the Haqqani militant network which is seen as one of the biggest threats to US-led forces in Afghanistan has been shot dead in the Pakistani capital, the Taliban said Monday. Unidentified gunmen attacked Nasiruddin Haqqani, the group’s chief fundraiser and son of its founder, on the…

Pakistani Taliban say Malala has done ‘nothing’ to earn human rights prize

The Pakistani Taliban Thursday said teenage activist Malala Yousafzai had done “nothing” to deserve a prestigious EU rights award and vowed to try again to kill her. The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov human rights prize to the 16-year-old, who has become a global ambassador for the right of all…

Taliban bans tight men’s clothing in Waziristan

The Pakistani Taliban have banned tight or see-through clothing for men, threatening to impose a fine and shutter businesses selling the items, traders from the country’s restive tribal belt said Saturday. Shopkeepers in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border told AFP the written…

Source: Pakistan Taliban leader believed dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the militant movement that poses the gravest security threat to the country, is believed to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike, four Pakistan intelligence officials told Reuters on Sunday. The officials said they intercepted wireless radio chatter between Taliban fighters detailing…

Taliban commanders claim peace talks with Pakistan

Senior commanders in the Pakistani Taliban on Monday claimed to be holding initial peace talks with the government that could end a wave of bombings that has killed thousands of people. Reports of the contacts emerged on the same day that 16 Pakistani troops were killed in two separate attacks — 14 in an ambush blamed on separatist…

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