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Local Taliban insurgents accused him of being involved in the assassination of a Taliban intelligence official named Mullah Mirwais.
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Afghanistan is failing. Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopard...
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The book is out this month.
Taliban leaders followed the U.S. presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that they were not impre ed by Republican candidate Donald Trump,...
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The bomber screamed "Allahu Akbar" before detonating himself inside the packed mosque.
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Two blasts in quick succession hit a crowded area of the city near government buildings, a market and a main intersection on Monday.
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There were two blasts in quick succession in a crowded area of the city near government buildings as well as a market and a main intersection.
Pakistan formalized its landmark National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism with broad political consensus following the Army Public School massacre in December 2015. Though there have been steady gains, Islamabad must be wary of an unholy alliance between the remnants of the Taliban and Baloch separatists.
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ISIS claims responsibility for the blast.
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Zakir Naik, the firebrand Indian Islamic preacher, who is banned in the United Kingdom, Canada and Malaysia for his hate speeches against other religions, is the latest headache for Indian security ag...
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Amjad Sabri's untimely and unfortunate death was a shock for all of us, and the pain and sadness will take time to go away. Pakistan, of course, is no stranger to such murders. And if we take a step back, the qawwali singer's killing is part of a larger pattern.
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Such is the frenzied state of lawmakers in Pakistan today that even a sneeze emanating from New Delhi is enough to upset the balance of power in South Asia. Whether it is news of India's new interceptor missile, or Indian premier Narendra Modi's historic speech to a joint session of the US Congress in June: they all cut like a knife. Various theories have been put forth to explain this phenomenon.
Afghan authorities have not directly accused Pakistan of involvement in the Kabul attack of 19 April, but many senior government and security officials have blamed the hostile neighbour for providing sanctuary to terror groups -- most notably the notorious Haqqani Network -- attacking Afghanistan. Kabul intelligence chief Omar Aziz, addressing a press conference, said the attack was orchestrated "outside the country", stopping short of mentioning Pakistan.
Why has Islamabad repeatedly turned a deaf ear to American calls to target the Haqqani Network? Understanding the complex dynamics surrounding the Haqqani Network, including the extent to which it is supported by Pakistan, and what this ultimately means for the future of peace in South Asia is very crucial to answer this question.