A US drone killed 15 rebels in north-western Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, as the military intensified its offensive to recapture a second key town controlled by Taliban insurgents. Separately, airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets killed 35 rebels when they tried to break a cordon laid by the army in the Shawal area near the Afghan border, dpa reports.
Five Pakistani soldiers were killed Tuesday in gunfights with militants during an army offensive against insurgent hideouts in a northwestern tribal area, the military said. The two clashes happened near the town of Mirali in North Waziristan, where the army is in the midst of a major operation to clear the area of militants and their strongholds.
A US drone attack killed six suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal district where Pakistan has launched a major military offensive against locals. Security officials said two US drones fired four missiles into a compound in Doga Macha Madda Khel, a village close to Datta Khel town, AFP reports.
Three mini-factories producing improvised explosive devices were found on Wednesday night in the agency Northern Waziristan of the Pakistani "tribal zone" during the ongoing military operation against the Taliban. This was reported by the electronic version of the newspaper "Express Tribune".
Pakistan's parliament amended an anti-terrorism law Wednesday, doubling the maximum prison sentence for those convicted of terror offences and allowing security forces to detain suspects for up to 60 days.
Pakistan's military launched a ground assault in the North Waziristan tribal area on Monday, beginning a new phase in its offensive against Taliban militants, officials said. Troops moved on Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, officials said, after two weeks of air strikes and artillery bombardment of insurgent targets, AFP reports.
Pakistani fighter jets Sunday killed 16 Islamist militants in airstrikes, the military said, as an offensive against Taliban insurgents in the country's north-west enters its third week, reports DPA. Military planes bombed seven suspected hideouts used by militants linked with the al-Qaeda terrorist network around Mir Ali town in North Waziristan tribal district near the Afghan border, an army statement said.
Pakistani jets killed 17 militants in the latest raid on rebel hideouts in the country's restive northwest, officials said on Saturday.
The United States Department of State has named a self-proclaimed Pakistani charity as a "foreign terrorist organization", a status that freezes all assets it has under US jurisdiction. Jamaat-ud-Dawa calls itself a humanitarian charity but is widely seen as a front organization for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistan-based group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, Reuters reports.
Gunmen fired on a Pakistan International Airlines plane as it landed in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, killing a woman on board and injuring three crew members in the third incident at a Pakistani airport this month.
Pakistani authorities have launched a comprehensive military operation against the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other militants in North Waziristan tribal region, causing thousands of citizens to flee the restive area. The go-ahead for the offensive was given following a deadly attack on Karachi airport earlier this month, which immediately stirred outrage in the country and outside its borders.
India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in an arms race with China and Pakistan.
A suicide bomb attack at the residence of an anti-Taliban peace militia in the restive northwestern city of Peshawar left one dead and five others injured late Thursday, the police said.
Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content, in a move hailed by free speech activists.
US drones killed six militants Wednesday in Pakistan's tribal region where the country's army was engaged in a ground offensive against groups linked with al-Qaeda, officials said.
A string of ruthless attacks by the Islamist militants in Iraq, Kenya, Afghanistan, Nigeria to name but a few has shocked the world and spurred fears of an all-out sectarian warfare.
Pakistan's military said Sunday it has launched a "comprehensive operation" to eliminate Taliban and al-Qaeda militants and their sanctuaries in its restive northwest, AFP reports.
Airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets Sunday killed an Uzbek militant commander who allegedly orchestrated a brazen attack at the country's busiest airport on June 8, officials said, according to DPA. Abu Abdur Rehman al-Maani was among 50 militants who were killed when aircraft pounded mud-houses used by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a group whose fighters attacked the airport.
Pakistani fighter jets Sunday bombed hideouts of Islamist militants for the second time in a week, killing over 50 insurgents in the country's north-western tribal region, officials said.