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Ansarul Muhajideen suicide bomber kills 2 Pakistani troops

The group has claimed three other attacks against Pakistani troops so far this year. A spokesman said today's attack was executed to avenge Hakeemullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike.


Haqqani Network emir eulogizes son killed in Pakistan

Jalaluddin Haqqani praises the "martyrdom" of his son, Nasiruddin, and reinforces his group's ties to Mullah Omar and the Afghan Taliban.


Afghan Taliban condemn the killing of Nasiruddin Haqqani

The Afghan Taliban's official statement confirms the death of Nasiruddin, reinforces the point that the Haqqani Network is part of the Taliban, and dents the narrative that the Haqqanis operate only in Afghanistan.


Senior Haqqani Network leader killed in Pakistan

naisruddin_i_crop.jpgNasiruddin Haqqani, a senior leader and financier in the al Qaeda-linked Taliban subgroup, is reported to have been killed during a clash in Pakistan.


Pakistani Taliban threaten US for killing leader in drone strike

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan also praised former emir Hakeemullah Mehsud for "the consolidation of the idea of global Jihad and the Caliphate," and claimed "sorcery" was responsible for a lingering illness.


Pakistani Taliban's new deputy emir directed suicide operations, is an 'intellectual'

khalid-haqqani.jpgSheikh Khalid Haqqani, the new deputy emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was involved in suicide attacks as far back as 2008 and has been featured in the group's propaganda.


Pakistani Taliban name Mullah Fazlullah as new emir

Fazlullah-Umar-Media-video-SITE.jpgThe firebrand cleric from Swat replaces Hakeemullah Mehsud to lead the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. Fazlullah led the Taliban takeover of Swat and neighboring districts in 2007. He is currently sheltering in Afghanistan's Kunar province.


Afghan intel captures 2 IMU fighters in Kabul

IMU-Pak-training-camp-SITE.jpgThe Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan fighters trained in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan and were involved in recent fighting in the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan.


Pakistani Taliban publish picture of Hakeemullah before burial

Hakeemullah-dead.jpgUmar Media, official propaganda outlet of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, published the photograph of their emir, who was killed by the US on Nov. 1.


Pakistani Taliban name interim emir, spokesman says

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a longtime military commander and the head of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's executive council, was appointed to serve as the temporary emir, a top spokesman said.


Afghan Taliban denounce 'cowardly US drone attack' that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud

"If America believes that by martyring Mujahideen they will somehow create a void and reach their selfish aims then they are greatly mistaken," the Afghan Taliban also said.


Pakistani Taliban name new emir after Hakeemullah killed in drone strike: report

Khan Said, who is also known as Sajna Mehsud, is said to have been appointed to lead the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


Pakistani Taliban leader killed by US after 4-year hunt

Hakeemullah Mehsud led the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan for four years before being killed today in a drone strike.


US drone strike targets head of Pakistani Taliban

Hakeemullah's bodyguard was killed in a strike in North Waziristan that leveled a compound and killed four other "militants." A senior commander is rumored to be among them.


US drone strike kills 3 'militants' in North Waziristan

The strike is the first recorded in Pakistan in a month, and took place in an area administered by the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Afghan Taliban deny opposition to suicide attacks

The Taliban's official spokesman denounced Mawlana Abdul Aziz, who purported to speak for the group, as a fraud. Aziz told the Pakistani media that suicide attacks are "unlawful."


ISIS photos show children training at 'al Zarqawi Cubs Camp'

The ISIS images are similar to videos and photographs of child training camps in Pakistan's tribal areas that are run by the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, the Turkistan Islamic Party, and the Islamic Jihad Union.


Senior al Qaeda leader and former US detainee killed in drone strike in 2012

Hassan Ghul served as Osama bin Laden's emissary to Abu Musab al Zarqawi, and later disclosed key information that led to the killing of bin Laden. The US captured Ghul in Iraq in 2004 and transferred him to Pakistan in 2006, where he was freed one year later, only to rejoin al Qaeda.


US grabs Pakistani Taliban commander from Afghan intel

Latif Mehsud, a top deputy to Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, is said to have been captured by US forces while being escorted by the NDS after conducting a meeting to exchange Afghan prisoners for cash.


Afghan Taliban support Pakistani branch, spokesman claims

Shahidullah Shahid, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's senior spokesman, also said that Mullah Fazlullah is operating from the northeastern Afghan province of Kunar.