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Drone strike didn’t kill top leader: Pakistani Taliban


January 16th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Sunday denied reports about the killing of its top commander Hakimullah Mehsud in an US drone strike in the country's northwest.Pakistan's Dawn ... Read more...

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Taliban battle Pakistani security forces for drone debris


September 19th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Taliban guerrillas fought a pitched battle with security forces as both attempted to seize the wreckage of a US drone that crashed in Pakistan's South ... Read more...

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Will split in Taliban ranks bring peace, asks Pakistani daily


June 29th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Though the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has split with one of its commanders forming a splinter group, it remains to be seen whether this will bring ... Read more...

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Kids were paid Rs100-150 in lieu of every ball entering Osama’s Abbottabad compound


May 4th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): The comfortable family life Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden enjoyed under the nose of the Pakistani security services is depicted from the fact that neighbours' children were ... Read more...

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Pak unlikely to get hold of US drone technology


April 4th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): Pakistan wants to get hold of the US drone technology to effectively combat terrorism on its soil, but the efforts are likely to remain unheeded, sources have said."This ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud’s aide arrested in Karachi


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistani police have reportedly arrested five militants, including a close aide of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Baitullah Mehsud and a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi member, in Karachi.According to the Daily Times, ... Read more...

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Musharraf accused of ‘providing direct assistance’ to Benazir’s killers: Sources


February 19th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which is investigating the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, has refused to succumb to enormous pressure from high-ups regarding dropping former president Pervez Musharraf's ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf


February 12th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a warrant for arrest of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a ... Read more...

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Musharraf charged with providing Baitullah with ‘opportunity to murder Benazir’


February 12th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 12(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf provided Tehrik-i-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud with the opportunity to carry out suicide attackson former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a detailed charge-sheet ... Read more...

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Musharraf knew of plot to kill Benazir, reveals probe


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was aware that the Taliban was plotting to kill former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but he did not pass ... Read more...

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Pakistan demands drone technology from US


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Sunday said his country has asked the US to share its drone technology so as to enable Pakistan's military to hit ... Read more...

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Two police officers arrested in Bhutto murder case (Lead)


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistani authorities Wednesday arrested two senior police officers for alleged dereliction of duty over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a prosecutor said.Bhutto was ... Read more...

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US drone strikes kill 51 in Pakistan (Lead)


December 18th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 51 suspected militants were killed in three US drone strikes in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said Saturday."All three attacks ... Read more...

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51 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan


December 18th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 51 suspected militants were killed in three US drone strikes within 24 hours in Khyber agency, Pakistan's northwestern tribal area."All three attacks targeted ... Read more...

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US doubtful about winning war on Pakistan border


December 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US diplomats in Pakistan are sceptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan's badlands, saying peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key ... Read more...

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Musharraf included in Benazir murder investigation


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The government has decided to include former president and military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the investigation into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Federal ... Read more...

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Drone attack kills six in Pakistan (Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least six suspected militants were killed Sunday in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.A pilotless US drone fired two missiles at ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone attack (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A senior Al Qaeda leader, Mufti Ali Muhammad, has reportedly been killed along with two of his accomplices in a US drone strike Friday in ... Read more...

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US drone strikes kill 13 in Pakistan


November 7th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) At least 13 people, including nine militants, were killed in two US drone attacks in northwest Pakistan Sunday, a media report said.The strikes took place ... Read more...

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Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud’s brother killed in Pak


November 1st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 1(ANI): Former Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud's brother Yaqoob Mehsud was reportedly shot dead by unidentified assailants in the tribal belt of North Waziristan in Pakistan on Monday. ... Read more...

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Taliban responsible for Benazir’s killing, says probe (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, says a probe carried out by the Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency.The agency is ... Read more...

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FIA holds ‘Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’ responsible for Benazir’s murder


October 26th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 26 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban was responsible for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in 2007, the Federal Investigation Agency has found out.The FIA is likely to submit its ... Read more...

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Taliban killed Benazir Bhutto: Probe


October 26th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, concluded a probe carried out by the country's Federal Investigation Agency.The agency is ... Read more...

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US does not rule out Headley-Shahzad connection


May 8th, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 8 (IANS) The United States has not ruled out a connection between two Pakistani Americans, key Mumbai terror plotter David Coleman Headley and failed Times square bombing ... Read more...

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Failed Times Square bomber was 26/11 mastermind’s childhood friend: Officials


May 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Sources close to the investigations concerning confessed Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad have revealed that he has claimed that he was childhood friends with one of ... Read more...

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Pakistan ruling party to take action in Bhutto’s murder


April 18th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (DPA) Pakistan's ruling party is to take legal action against people implicated in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, officials said Sunday. The move follows the release ... Read more...

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UN Benazir report pack of lies: Musharraf aide


April 16th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A UN probe report faulting the government of then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has been termed a "pack ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab police claims resolving Benazir assassination plot


April 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.15 (ANI): While the whole world and especially Pakistan eagerly awaits the UN enquiry commission's report on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, which is expected to be released today ... Read more...

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CIA bomber says he lured targets in Afghanistan with doctored intelligence


March 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 1 (ANI): The suicide bomber said to be behind the December 30 attack on a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan claims in a posthumously released recording that he lured ... Read more...

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Two more top Taliban operatives arrested in Karachi


March 1st, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 1 (ANI): A spokesman of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar and a former aide of slain Pak Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud have reportedly been arrested in Karachi during a ... Read more...

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Hakeemullah’s successor would be more ruthless, revengeful: Pak intelligence official


February 11th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): While speculation still surrounds the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud's death, analysts believe the extremist chieftains death would hardly have any effect on the banned extremist organisations ... Read more...

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15 killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan


January 17th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) At least 15 militants were killed and five others were seriously injured in a US drone strike in North Waziristan Sunday that apparently targeted Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ... Read more...

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Taliban confirms Hakimullah Mehsud injured (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Friday confirmed that its chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was injured in a US attack which struck at a militants' hideout in South Waziristan on ... Read more...

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‘Hakimullah Mehsud’s death not confirmed’


January 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Friday he could not confirm the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack in South Waziristan. ... Read more...

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Mehsud fled US drone attack: TTP spokesperson


January 14th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 14 (ANI): Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who was said to be killed in a US drone attack in South Waziristan, had fled the area before the missiles hit, ... Read more...

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