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Death of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Balochistan head 'big blow' to militancy

Death of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Balochistan head 'big blow' to militancy

Salman Badeni was wanted for killing police officers and more than 100 members of the Hazara community. He also was affiliated with ISIS, officials say.


Taliban shadow chief justice calls for peace in latest sign of fracture

Taliban shadow chief justice calls for peace in latest sign of fracture

The Taliban has a responsibility to honour Afghans' yearning for peace, according to a letter purportedly by Taliban shadow chief justice Mawlawi Abdul Hakim.


Bajwa breaks ground on Pakistani-Afghan border fence in Balochistan

Bajwa breaks ground on Pakistani-Afghan border fence in Balochistan

The fence will curtail cross-border militant movements and pave the way for better relations, officials say.


De-radicalised Pakistani youth become 'useful' members of society

De-radicalised Pakistani youth become 'useful' members of society

The latest group of 135 former militants, many of them teenagers, completed de-radicalisation training in South Waziristan last month and plan to open businesses or join the army.


Investigation under way in assassination attempt on Pakistan's interior minister

Investigation under way in assassination attempt on Pakistan's interior minister

The attacker, allegedly linked to Tehreek-e-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan, was arrested after wounding Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.


Burgeoning Russia-Iran alliance inflames sectarian tensions across Muslim world

Burgeoning Russia-Iran alliance inflames sectarian tensions across Muslim world

The Kremlin is backing Tehran's sectarian agenda in an attempt to claw its way back into relevancy in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Central Asia and beyond.


Quetta's Noor Foundation charity linked to subversive Iranian activity

Quetta's Noor Foundation charity linked to subversive Iranian activity

Pakistani security forces raided the foundation's compound twice and arrested at least four members on suspicion of links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Tehran's ongoing recruitment of Pakistani Shia to fight in Syria.


Second Taliban group details Tehran's plot to sabotage TAPI pipeline

Second Taliban group details Tehran's plot to sabotage TAPI pipeline

Iranian plotters have for the second time in three months attempted to use the Taliban to attack the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline -- a project Tehran adamantly opposes.


Handover of security duties in Dir seen as indicator of peace

Handover of security duties in Dir seen as indicator of peace

The Pakistani army transferred security duties to the civilian government of Upper and Lower Dir districts April 11.


Pakistani, Afghan security officials meet at Torkham to improve neighbourly relations

Pakistani, Afghan security officials meet at Torkham to improve neighbourly relations

The flag meeting at the Torkham border crossing comes after a brief flare-up of violence earlier along the border. Such meetings will improve communication and defuse tensions, say observers.


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