Militants against Militants

Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

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No distinction between jihad and terrorism

By Zahid Hussain

As he squatted under a TTP banner and toted his Kalashnikov, his face looked familiar, though his beard had grown much thicker and was perhaps dyed in henna, hiding the grey. After a long disappearance, Mast Gul resurfaced last week in North Waziristan with another militant commander claiming responsibility for . . . → Read More: No distinction between jihad and terrorism

Worlds apart

On October 24, 2012 a Predator drone flying over North Waziristan came upon eight-year old Nabila Rehman, her siblings, and their grandmother as they worked in a field beside their village home. Her grandmother, Momina Bibi, was teaching the children how to pick okra as the family prepared for the coming Eid holiday. However on . . . → Read More: Worlds apart

FATA family speaks about the drone attacks, Congress listens

Pakistani survivors of American drone strikes spoke to members of the US Congress Tuesday, and called for an end to killing civilians with weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles.

Rafiqur Rehman; his son Zubair (12); and daughter Nabila (9) told a packed room in the Rayburn House Office Building that Momina Bibi, who perished on October 24, . . . → Read More: FATA family speaks about the drone attacks, Congress listens

Gullana Bibi withdraws from elections amid security threats

Gullana Bibi, 62, stepped down as an independent candidate from PK-69-Tank after she was threatened by the Taliban.

She told The Express Tribune two men came to her house in Dabara village and presented her with two options – retract her candidature or participate in the elections and face death.

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Reported killed in N Waziristan

New York, February 27, 2013–Pakistani authorities should immediately launch an investigation into the targeted murder of a veteran journalist who was shot dead today in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Malik Mumtaz had worked for several mainstream news outlets and had recently been elected president of the regional press . . . → Read More: Reported killed in N Waziristan

Senior journalist shot dead in Miranshah

A senior tribal journalist who was also the president of Miranshah Press Club was shot dead by unidentified men on Wednesday evening.

An official at Miranshah said that Malik Mumtaz was going home in his car, when he came under fire by unidentified armed men boarding a car. The incident occurred at Chasham Bridge, he . . . → Read More: Senior journalist shot dead in Miranshah

It is no conspiracy

By Farman Nawaz

Last Week, Qazi Hussain Ahmad held America and India responsible for the suicide attack aimed at him. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) took the same stance when the attack on Malala Yousafzai took place.

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Clash with militants in NWA kills 9 soldiers

Security forces, engaged by terrorists in North Waziristan, suffered nine casualties in clashes with militants on Sunday. According to an ISPR statement, the security forces were continuously targeted by the terrorists at Amin checkpost in Miranshah. On Sunday, during an attack on a military convoy, intense exchange of firing took place in which nine troops . . . → Read More: Clash with militants in NWA kills 9 soldiers

3 militants killed in latest drone attack

Three militants were killed and two others wounded in a US drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, security officials said.

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