Suspects arrested in connection with the attacks are members of the al-Mehdi faction of Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan (SMP), a proscribed Iran-backed Shia terrorist group, say Pakistani officials.
Crushed by more than a decade of operations, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is unraveling, and the Pakistani government and army are ensuring it won't make a return.
The special exercises occurred at the more than 9,000-feet high in the mountains of Shogoor valley.
Peshawar Superintendent of Police Tahir Khan Dawar, who was kidnapped in Islamabad October 26, reportedly was found dead in Afghanistan with an unsigned note.
On September 22, the Pakistani army killed nine terrorists in the Garlamai area of North Waziristan as part of the ongoing operation.
Seventeen years later, al-Qaeda is still focused on its 'victory' in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, debunking conspiracy theorists -- and proving its loss of relevance.
Authorities have sealed the Chowk Yadgar currency market in Peshawar and detained more than 40 money exchangers as part of an effort against money laundering and terror financing.
Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda began during the Osama bin Laden era and continued after his death with the hosting of his family.
A 26-point action plan covers the 15-month period from June 2018 to September 2019, which is when the FATF will review Pakistan's efforts.
Central Asian militants who joined ISIS, including those from the IMU and ETIM, may be trying to enter Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a Pakistani think tank.