Authorities in the newly merged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Administered Tribal Areas are removing checkpoints and unblocking roads as a result of improved security.

Security measures are in place to protect citizens, especially during iftar and prayer times, officials say.

An explosive laden vehicle carrying five would-be suicide bombers tried to enter the FC headquarters, but soldiers stopped them dead, ISPR said.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.