Peshawar bombing kills 5, Taliban claim responsibility

Woman, FC personnel among dead in attack Taliban say is in retaliation to Zarb-e-Azb Intended target FC DIG Brigadier Khalid Javed narrowly escapes attack Army airstrikes kill 19 suspected terrorists in North Waziristan Agency JSCS meeting vows to combat terrorism, assures success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

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Should Pakistan be worried about ISIL

Officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) recently recovered pamphlets published by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), media reported September 3, and many segments of society are condemning the group’s forays into the country.

The 12-page booklet, titled “Fateh” (victory), is published in Dari and Pashtu. Copies of it have appeared in parts . . . → Read More: Should Pakistan be worried about ISIL

Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

With Pakistan experiencing the worst period in its political history as well as fighting the Taliban within its borders, the Islamic State could not have chosen a better time to make inroads into Pakistan — if it wanted to.

The political squabble has refused to die down since it began on . . . → Read More: Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

PMLN Government attacked PTV

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The national television network of Pakistan known as PTV was attacked by a mob who were assisted by police force. The police force on duty to protect that television station moved away without any resistance and allowed mob (supported by PMLN) to storm the television station. Later the PMLN government tried to put the blame on the protesting political parties of Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri. . . . → Read More: PMLN Government attacked PTV

Pakistan’s security forces repel Quetta airbase attack

Pakistani police say 10 attackers were killed when security forces thwarted an assault on two air bases near the southwestern city Quetta.

Fighters armed with grenades and automatic weapons attacked the Samungli and Khalid bases on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, late on Thursday night.

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Taliban target police in Karachi

Karachi’s embattled police force recently passed a grim milestone — the killing of its 100th police officer this year, putting the force on track to exceed the 2013 toll of 166 police deaths, which was itself a record.

Some killings stemmed from the factors that have . . . → Read More: Taliban target police in Karachi

Protecting the democracy undemocratically

Determined to quell the protests of Tahirul Qadri and his supporters, the Punjab government — with, surely, the backing of the prime minister — has raised the stakes alarmingly.

A siege mentality combined with a reckless willingness to use the coercive power of the state against political opponents left the provincial capital, Lahore, in a . . . → Read More: Protecting the democracy undemocratically

Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

(By Tahir Khan) ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’ National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday ordered the country’s security forces to suppress all incursions by Pakistan and its security forces on Afghan soil.

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai presided over the meeting of key ministers, top military generals and intelligence officials in Kabul and reviewed the movement of Pakistani forces along . . . → Read More: Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

India’s unprovoked cross-border firing kills 2, injures 3

At least two Pakistanis were killed and three others, including a woman, were injured in the early hours of Monday when personnel from the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) fired shots across the Working Boundary near Sialkot into the Charwah sector, sources in the Chenab Rangers said.

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Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike

A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a sprawling compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strike took place in Datta Khel, a town in North Waziristan where the Pakistani army has been carrying out a major offensive against local and foreign militants . . . → Read More: Over 7 militants dead in US drone strike