Tag Archives: Tehreek-e-Taliban

News from South Asia, Friday 31st May 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Explosions in the Bannu district have killed one security official and injured three others. “Official sources told Dawn.com that the blasts killed one security official and injured three others in Bannu’s Janikhel area. The wounded were subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital.” Guardian: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have appointed a new deputy, Khan Said, […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 14th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Clashes between outlawed militant groups in the northwestern Pakistan have escalated,  with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants torching the houses of at least 10 civilians, accusing them of being supporters of the rival Ansarul Islam (AI).  “Locals and the eyewitnesses confirmed the burning of the houses in Khyber Agency’s restive Tirah Valley, while other reports […]

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South Asia Tracker 07.12.12

Pakistan: Rediff: The number of recruits in Pakistan-based terrorists camps is growing – a worrying sign for India and regional security. “A study by the Indian security agencies regarding the number of terrorists fighting against India has painted a very scary picture. India recently said that there were 40 dedicated training camps in Pakistan, which […]

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South Asia Tracker 29.11.12

Pakistan: RNW: Mullah Nazir, a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander in South Waziristan, has been seriously  injured in a suicide attack. “The bomber blew himself up near Nazir’s vehicle as it passed through the market in Wana, the main town of the district, the officials said. Two people were killed and at least five others were wounded, […]

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South Asia Tracker 22.11.12

Pakistan: Times of India: In the deadliest terrorist attack in the country for five months, a suicide bomber self-detonated near a Shiite procession in Rawalpindi on the eve of a summit between Muslim leaders. Twenty-three people were killed. “Police in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near the capital said the bomber blew himself up when […]

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South Asia Tracker 02.11.12

Pakistan: Comment: Washington Post: The Obama administrations increasing reliance on drone strikes, not only in Pakistan’s tribal areas but in Yemen and Somalia, is raising difficult questions. “In our view, the continuing fight against al-Qaeda and other Islamic jihadists targeting the United States must be considered a war and conducted as such. Nevertheless, when that […]

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South Asia Tracker 01.11.12

Pakistan: The News: The Tehreek-e-Taliban killed four people in Quaidabad last night, including three Awamai National Party activists. “SDPO Kamal Khan of Quaidabad Division said that ANP Sherpao Colony ward president Mohammad Saleem, party activists Niaz Yousufzai, Mohammad Fahim, Mohammad Arif and Abid Hazarvi were sitting outside PCO when six gunmen on three motorcycles arrived […]

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South Asia Tracker 12.09.12

The Nation: Afghan Hamid Karzai has called for the West to reconsider the ‘war on terror’ following the eleven year anniversary of 9/11. “He called on the world ‘to re-think their approach to terrorism and its conduct of the war and to redress the wrongs of the past,’ warning that otherwise there would be ‘new […]

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South Asia Tracker 28.08.12

Reuters: Seventeen villagers have been beheaded in Helmand, Afghanistan. “The Taliban denied they had taken part in the attack, which Karzai’s office said took place in Kajaki district in the southern province. ‘The victims were killed for throwing a late night dancing and music party when the Taliban attacked,’ Nimatullah, governor for neighbouring Musa Qala […]

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