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Pakistan shells border with Afghanistan as tensions rise over terrorist attacks.

The dispute could undercut efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

- Washington Post - US

Taliban suicide bombers attack court in Pakistan, 7 killed.

Seven persons, including a lawyer, were killed and 21 others injured on Tuesday when a group of heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed a court in Pakistan's volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest in a wave of terror attacks in the country.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban suicide bombers attack court in Pakistan, 7 killed.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Rediff.com - IN

No harm in negotiating with Taliban: K-P governor.

Spokesperson says Iqbal Zafar Jhagra meant Afghan Taliban and not TTP The post No harm in negotiating with Taliban: K-P governor appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Lawmakers to Trump: End unchecked war powers.

Twelve House Democrats and one Republican are calling on President Donald Trump to formally declare war against the Islamic State and submit a resolution to Congress that limits his war powers — a request that is not likely to be heeded. The letter, led by Rep. Barbara Lee and obtained by POLITICO, comes as the Pentagon ...

- POLITICO - US

Suicide bombers attack Pakistani court, killing five, as wave of violence continues.

At least five people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

2 Taliban insurgents arrested in Laghman: NDS.

By Pajhwok on 21 February 2017 KABUL : Two Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan.

A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Escalating conflict along Pakistan-Afghan border threats peace talks.

An escalating border conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan is threatening to undermine their cooperation on terrorism and peace talks with the Taliban as the Trump administration begins weighing its options to spur progress on both fronts.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kabul demands action against Taliban in Pakistan.

Islamabad, Feb 21 Within days of the Pakistan Army summoning Afghan diplomats to demand action against militants sheltering in Afghanistan and involved in attacks in Pakistan, Kabul has handed over a list of Afghan Taliban militants and 32 terrorist hideouts on Pakistani territory.According to a statement issued by the ...

- Sify - IN

Five killed as three suicide bombers attack Pakistan court.

TANGI , Feb 21 — At least five people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan today, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Ski resort gives Pakistan tourism a lift

A ski resort in Pakistan destroyed by Taliban militants nearly a decade ago comes back to life thanks to improved security and a wave of new investment. Eve Johnson reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban.

- BDNews24 - BD

Afghanistan demands action against 85 Taliban leaders ‘present in Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan`s Ambassador to Pakistan said on Monday that he has handed over a list of 85 Afghan Taliban and 32 ‘terror sanctuaries’ present in Pakistan to Foreign Office and GHQ. Dr Omar Zakhiwal in his message on social media said that: “I had a very positive meeting with Mr Sartaj Aziz, ...

- Geo.tv - PK

KP governor ready to hold talks with Taliban

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said they will hold talks with the Taliban. "Talks can be held with anyone," he said while talking to the media on Tuesday when three explosions killed at least five people. "But we will not bow down before the Taliban."   The governor added the wave of ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan shells border with Afghanistan as tensions rise over terrorist attacks

The dispute could undercut efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban

- Washington Post - US

Suicide bombers kill 5 outside court in northwest Pakistan

A group of suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Deadly attack on Pakistani courthouse

Three suicide bombers have targeted a court complex in northwestern Pakistan. A local faction of the Pakistani Taliban has taken credit for the attack following a particularly deadly week of militant violence.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Pakistan: Terror attack rocks courthouse in Charsadda

Pakistan's Taliban faction, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the attack.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Suicide bombers attack Pakistani court, killing at least four, as wave of violence continues

Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwestern town of Charsadda. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Suicide bombers hit court in Pak, 4 killed: Police

Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan, killing at least four people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence. A spokesman for Pakistani Taliban's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwestern town of Charsadda.

- Times Of India - IN

Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

MALAM JABBA, Pakistan - Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban.

- Reuters - US

Taliban-razed ski resort lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

MALAM JABBA , Feb 21 ― Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one...

- The Malay Mail - MY

10 suspected Taliban arrested in Nangarhar

By Yousuf Zarifi on 20 February 2017 JALALABAD : Ten people have been arrested by the Special Security Forces for their alleged links with Taliban militants in Khugyani...

- Pajhwok - AF

Four high-profile terrorists killed in Tank: ISPR

TANK: Four high-profile terrorists were killed by Pakistan Army during an intelligence-based operation in Ping Area, Tank, on Monday, according to ISPR.   The operation was conducted against Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan , said the notification issued by ISPR. The group was involved in ...

- Geo.tv - PK

UN envoy in Islamabad to reduce Pakistan-Afghan tension

Islamabad, Feb 20 A United Nation special envoy arrived in Pakistan on Monday to reduce tensions between Islamabad and Kabul following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country that claimed over 100 lives in a few days.UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto met Special Assistant ...

- Sify - IN

Why Friendship Between Russia and the Taliban is Impossible

Media reports about a rapprochement between Russia and the Taliban are not even close to reality. Moscow, however, has opened communication channels with the Afghan group, with an eye on protecting its own interests in the country.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Lal Masjid distances itself from terror group's statement

ISLAMABAD: Aiming to disassociate itself from the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan faction Jamaatul Ahrar, Lal Masjid on Saturday decried the group's statement announcing terror strikes in the name of Abdul Rasheed Ghazi.The group has said the recent bombing in Lahore was carried out as part of 'Operation Ghazi' to ...

- DAWN - PK

Notorious Taliban commander arrested in Logar

By Pajhwok on 20 February 2017 KABUL : The National Directorate of Security (NDS...

- Pajhwok - AF

Mattis weighs Afghanistan troop levels as top commander in field hits Russia for aiding Taliban

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than preset limits. Mattis told reporters traveling with him that he spoke for several hours by ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Taliban office in Qatar should be closed: Ghani tells Qatari minister

, Feb. 19 : Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the Taliban office in Qatar should be closed if the group pursues violence.During a meeting with the Qatar Foreign Minister, Ghani said sanctions should also be applied on the group if no breakthrough was made in bringing the leaders of the group to the ...

- Sify - IN

Qatar office to be shut if Taliban stay away from talks: Ghani

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 February 2017 KABUL : President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan

Lahore, Feb 19 At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar were killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Punjab province of Pakistan.As many as 205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, were also arrested in the past 24 hours in the operation across the province, ...

- Sify - IN

Taliban trying to infiltrate security organs: Weesa

By شکـور کامـران on 18 February 2017 GARDEZ : The governor for southeastern Paktia province on Saturday claimed Taliban militants were trying to get recruited their men in...

- Pajhwok - AF

Pakistan reiterates demand for action against Afghan terrorist sanctuaries

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday telephoned Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and once again demanded action against Taliban splinter group, Jamat-ul-Ahrar, as fifth terrorist attack within a week hit the country a day ago. According to a Foreign Office press ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan under threat from Islamic State: Islamabad's envoy to US

Islamabad's newly-appointed envoy to the US Aizaz ​Chaudhry said Pakistan wants Afghanistan and Taliban to enter dialogue to ensure peace in the war-torn country.

- Zee News - IN

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing

Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine in the latest of a series of attacks across the country. The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Law enforcers on their toes as terrorists trying to regroup

ISLAMABAD: Apparently the brutal suicide attack in Lahore that claimed 13 precious lives was carried out by the defunct Jamaatul Ahrar group of Tehreek-e-Taliban led by Umar Khalid Khurasani of Mohmand.  Investigators, however, are also digging deep if the attack was assisted by Lashkar-e-Jahangvi Al-Almi or not. ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Over 35 terrorists killed in operations across Pakistan

After a string of terrorist attacks across Pakistan, the security forces have reacted strongly killing over 35 terrorists since the attack on Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan on Thursday night. Tribal Areas In the tribal areas, security forces killed 10 terrorists belonging to the banned ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in east

An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.

- FOX News - US

Taliban attack kills 5 police officers in east, Afghan official says

An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in east: Afghan official

An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers

- The Daily Star - LB

Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5 policemen in east

KABUL, Afghanistan " An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.Provincial governor, Waheedullah Kalimzai, says the daring...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Afghanistan: Russia Openly Aligns with Taliban, Says U.S. Presence 'Disturbing'

Russia, which no longer denies its engagement with the Taliban jihadists fighting American service members and the Islamic State, recently expressed dismay towards the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

- Breitbart - US

India, Afghanistan take a hard line on Taliban at Moscow conference

Oppose view of Russia, China, Pakistan to involve Taliban in reconciliation efforts

- The Hindu - IN

Taliban entered Pakistan on condition: Aizaz Chaudhry

Islamabad, Feb 16 Islamabad's newly-appointed envoy to the US Aizaz Chaudhry on Thursday said the Taliban had entered Pakistan as migrants, who had been told to steer clear of militant activities if they wanted to stay in the country.Chaudhry, whose career as a foreign service officer spans over 36 years of multilateral and ...

- Sify - IN

Blast: Pak announces Rs 1m reward for info on suspect

Pakistan's Punjab police on Thursday announced Rs 1 million reward for any information about the identity of suspected facilitator of the Lahore blast, even as elite commandos killed six militants belonging to a faction of the Taliban that claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

- Times Of India - IN

Death toll in Pakistan shrine bombing rises to 72 - official | Reuters

KARACHI, Pakistan More than 70 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, a police official said.Senior police officer Shabbir Sethar told Reuters from a local hospital that the death toll was likely to rise."At least 72 are dead and over 150 have ...

- Firstpost - IN

Taliban entered Pakistan as migrants on condition they would disavow militancy: Aizaz Chaudhry

The newly-appointed ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry, on Thursday said that the Taliban had entered Pakistan as migrants, who had been told to steer clear of militant activities if they wanted to stay in the country.Chaudhry, whose career as a foreign service officer spans over 36 years of multilateral and ...

- DAWN - PK

6 suspected Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants killed in CTD raid in Multan

The Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab police raided a militant hideout and killed six suspected members of the proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar , the group that has launched a new campaign of violence in the country, police said on Thursday.CTD said its officers surrounded a hideout of the JA, a breakaway faction of the ...

- DAWN - PK

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