Support The Long War Journal
Support The Long War Journal


Dear Long War Journal readers: A heartfelt thank you to all of you who helped us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000. Your generous donation will ensure we can continue our mission to report on the Long War. - Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, Lisa Lundquist, and the contributors.

Results tagged “Pakistan”

Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?

If you do, then pick any of the sections below:

Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:



The Pakistani military claimed it killed 28 foreign and local "militants" in airstrikes in the Shawal Valley in North Waziristan. Locals said that "nine women, six children and two civilian men" were killed in the airstrikes. The US is thought to have killed six al Qaeda operatives in the July 10 drone strike in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan.




The Pakistani military claimed it killed "scores" of "terrorists" during airstrikes in Miramshah in North Waziristan. "Most of the terrorists killed in strikes are Uzbeks," the ISPR claimed. One soldier was killed in an IED attack in the tribal agency.




The Pakistani military has claimed it killed more than 170 "terrorists" in a series of "precise strikes" in North Waziristan. The military claims no civilians were killed, and said most of those killed were "Uzbeks" or members of the Turkistan Islamic Party.




The US ended its self-imposed, six-month-long moratorium on drone strikes in Pakistan when it launched two attacks on June 11-12 in North Waziristan. A senior Haqqani Network commander and two top Afghan Taliban leaders are reported to have been killed in the strikes.




The Taliban killed an Army officer and two soldiers in an IED attack in an area between North and South Waziristan. Police claimed to have killed a Taliban commander who engineered the prison break in Dera Ismail Khan in 2013.




The military said it killed 30 "militants" in a series of airstrikes that targeted Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan hideouts in North Waziristan. The Taliban said it would not agree to an unconditional ceasefire with the government. The Taliban also confirmed the death of Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani.




Pakistani Army attack helicopters killed two people in strikes in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. The Taliban killed four policemen in Tank, an Awami National Party leader and two people in Peshawar, and five policemen in Swat.




Six people, possibly jihadists, were killed in what is thought to have been the premature detonation of a car bomb in a garage in Peshawar. The government denied that it enlisted Sami ul Haq, "the father of the Taliban," to negotiate a peace agreement with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. The Foreign Office said that there is no chance that the government would free Dr. Shakil Afridi, who helped the US in tracking Osama bin Laden.




Military officials claimed that 33 Uzbeks and three Germans were killed in yesterday's airstrikes in North Waziristan. Six policemen and a child were killed in an attack that targeted the security detail for a polio vaccination team in Charsadda. Three members of a polio vaccination team were gunned down in Karachi. Seven tribal policemen were killed in an attack that targeted a Spanish bicycle rider in Mastung.




The military killed more than 20 people in a series of airstrikes in the Mir Ali and Datta Khel areas of North Waziristan. A suicide bomber killed 22 people in an attack in Mastung in Baluchistan. Four people were killed in separate attacks on polio vaccination teams in Karachi and Mansehra.




The Taliban killed 20 Frontier Corps personnel and wounded 30 more in a suicide attack that targeted a military convoy in Bannu. Eight people were killed in an explosion at a bazaar near Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.




A Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan suicide bomber killed the head of the Crime Investigation Department in Karachi and three policemen. The Taliban accused him of executing and torturing their followers in prison. Ten Taliban fighters and three soldiers were killed during a Taliban assault on an outpost in South Waziristan.




A suicide bomber killed a student in an attack outside a school in Hangu. Nine people, including three children, were killed in a bombing at the home of a tribal leader in Khyber.




A suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 30 more in an attack on a bus in Quetta. The suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a bus that was transporting Shia travelers from Iran.




The US killed three Haqqani Network leaders, including Maulvi Ahmed Jan, a senior financier and aide to Sirajuddin Haqqani, in a drone strike in Hangu. The strike is the first outside of the tribal areas in four years. Pakistan "strongly condemned" the US attack.




Prime Minister Sharif said talks with the Pakistani Taliban have begun. Video filmed in August emerged of two young Czech women kidnapped by militants in Pakistan. Their captors have called for the release of "Lady al Qaeda" Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence in the US. Police arrested 18 members of a Pakistani Taliban faction for the murder of 10 foreign climbers.




Pakistan's government approved of and colluded with the US to conduct drone strikes, leaked memos show. Former Prime Minister Gilani denied the reports. Prime Minister Sharif said the strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty and again called for an end to the attacks.




A suicide bomber killed two Pakistani soldiers in an attack in South Waziristan. The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan is "delighted" that Malala Yousafzai failed to win the Nobel Peace Prize.




Twelve people were killed in a series of bombings in Karach­i, Lahore, Peshaw­ar, and Quetta. The Pakistani Taliban denied reports that Afghan Taliban fighters killed Mullah Fazlullah in an attack in Kunar province, Afghanistan.




The Taliban killed two people, including a policeman, in an IED attack that targeted a polio vaccination team. The spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan said the Afghan branch supports TTP operations. Arfan Bhatti, a Norwegian extremist who disappeared on a trip to Pakistan in January, has been found by a Norwegian reporter to be jailed in Pakistan and has refused Norway's offer of assistance.