Saturday, 28 March, 2015
PESHAWAR (BNA) Fifteen militants were killed on Saturday in a clash with security forces in Khyber Agency, the military's public relations wing said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), approximately 30-35 militants attacked a security forces check post in Khyber Agency's Tirah Valley, but attack was foiled through "effective retaliation".
Three security personnel sustained injuries in the clash.
Security forces seized 10 bodies of the militants, along with arms and ammunition, the ISPR said. However, this information could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to the restive agency.
Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan border. The Taliban and other Al Qaeda-linked groups who stage attacks in both Pakistan and Afghanistan are also known to have strongholds in the zone.
Monday, February 09, 2015
ISLAMABAD (BNA) Senior Taliban commander Omar Khalid Khorasani has been injured as a result of a joint operation by Afghan and Nato forces in Afghanistan, Khorasani’s spokesperson said on Sunday.
Khorasani is the supreme commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction Jamaatul Ahrar.
“I can confirm that Omar Khalid Khorasani has been injured in a joint operation by the Afghan and Nato forces in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province,” spokesperson for the group, Ehsanullah Ehsan told The Express Tribune by phone.
“Khorasani has now been shifted to a safe place and he is improving,” Ehsan said.
“We lost nine colleagues in the raid,” Ehsan said and added there were no prominent leaders among those killed in the attack few days ago.
Khorasani earlier served as chief of TTTP in the Mohmand tribal region but was expelled last year after he and some other leaders formed their own group.
Saturday February 7, 2015
RAWALPINDI (BNA): Seven militants were killed on Saturday in a clash between security forces and terrorists in Mohmand Agency.
According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the militants had launched an attack on the security forces.
The forces retaliated and killed seven of the militants.
Their bodies were handed over to the political administration.
Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border which are prevalent with militancy.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
KARACHI (BNA) Two more convicted terrorists affiliated with Lashkar-i-Jhangvi were hanged on Tuesday morning at the central prison in Karachi.
Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif were sentenced to death for killing Dr Ali Raza Peerani in June 2001 in Karachi's Soldier Bazaar area.
Strict security measures were taken inside and around the prison. All roads leading towards the central prison were also blocked and heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies were deployed to avert any untoward incident.
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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) had declared both of them guilty of the murder in July 2004.
The convicts' appeals against capital punishment had been turned down by the Sindh High Court and later the Supreme Court of Pakistan. President Mamnoon Hussain had also dismissed their mercy petitions.
Black warrants for the execution of the two condemned prisoners were issued on Jan 24 on a request of jail authorities. The trial court had asked jail officials to carry out the hanging under the supervision of a judicial magistrate today.