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Pakistani Taliban official raises questions about his demotionupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 10:16:00

A prominent figure in the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday questioned a decision by the group's leadership to remove him from his position of deputy commander over accusations he held unauthorized talks with the Pakistani government

Deputy commander of Pakistani Taliban demotedupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 03:49:00

The Pakistani Taliban has removed its second in command from his post and demoted him to the rank of regular fighter, a spokesman said late Monday, accusing him of holding unauthorized talks with the Pakistani government.

Pakistan vows to arrest Musharraf for Bhutto assassination updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:18:00

Pakistani authorities vowed Tuesday to use the international police agency Interpol to arrest former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Police: Pakistani Taliban leader seized in Karachiupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 12:27:00

Police in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, said Thursday they have arrested a senior figure in the Pakistani Taliban and several other alleged terrorists.

Al Arabiya network airs tape of confessed Times Square bomberupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 15:33:00

The man who pleaded guilty in the failed Times Square car bombing said before the incident that the strike would be a "revenge attack," according to an airing Wednesday on an Arabic-language TV network.

New video surfaces of Faisal Shahzadupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 15:33:00

An Arabic-language TV network shows what it says is a tape of Times Square attempted car bomber Faisal Shahzad.

Analysis: Are the Pakistani Taliban about to go global?updated: Tue May 04 2010 13:55:00

Unlike al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban organization has shown little appetite for taking its brand of jihadism beyond the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Maybe that's changing.

Pakistani Taliban leader alive or dead?updated: Mon May 03 2010 03:22:00

Pakistan officials say a top Taliban leader who was thought to be dead may still be alive. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistani Taliban threatens U.S. in new videoupdated: Mon May 03 2010 03:22:00

A video released Sunday by a Pakistan Taliban group features a statement from a speaker claiming to be leader Hakimullah Mehsud in his first appearance since reports of his death in a drone strike, according to IntelCenter, a think tank that tracks terrorist groups.

Sources: Pakistani Taliban leader is deadupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 13:39:00

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, three Taliban sources and a government official said Tuesday.

Pakistani Taliban leader deadupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 13:39:00

Pakistani Taliban members confirm that a key leader has died. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistani Taliban release 2nd tape, say voice is that of leaderupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 14:01:00

The Taliban in Pakistan have released a second audiotape purportedly containing the voice of their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, who sources say was wounded in a suspected drone strike this week.

Pakistan Taliban says leader injured in attackupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:57:00

The leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, was wounded in a suspected U.S. drone strike Thursday, intelligence and Taliban sources told CNN Friday.

Expert: CIA missed glaring red flags on double-agent bomberupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:36:00

In the murky world of spying, where choices are generally among shades of gray, success, by definition, goes unnoticed.

CIA 'suicide bomber' vows revenge in new videoupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 23:30:00

The man believed to be the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees and contractors last month appears in a newly released video, in which he vows revenge for the killing of a Taliban leader.

Bombing suspect vows revengeupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 23:30:00

The Taliban release a video showing double agent vowing revenge on the U.S. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for CIA attackupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 08:53:00

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month that killed seven CIA employees and contractors and a Jordanian military officer, according to a statement posted on Islamist Web sites.

Taliban factions compete for credit in CIA bombing deathsupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 22:49:00

It was one of the worst blows ever to America's intelligence community -- a suicide bombing that killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan.

Terror trial starts in Madridupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 21:55:00

Suspected Islamic militants are on trial for a suicide bomb plot on the Barcelona metro. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

11 on trial over alleged Barcelona terror plotupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 21:55:00

Defense attorneys argued Thursday in Madrid that prosecutors have a weak case against 11 suspected Islamic militants charged with plotting suicide attacks on Barcelona's metro last year.

Pakistan drone war takes a toll on militants -- and civiliansupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:42:00

The Obama administration has dramatically ratcheted up the American drone warfare program in Pakistan. Since President Obama took office, U.S. drone strikes have killed about a half-dozen militant leaders along with hundreds of other people, a quarter of whom were civilians.

Sources: Taliban leader vows revenge for drone attacksupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 09:53:00

The new leader of the Pakistani Taliban vowed revenge on Pakistan, the United States and NATO forces for drone attacks along the Afghan border, two local journalists who attended a meeting with him told CNN.

Latest al Qaeda message eulogizes deceased leaderupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 10:57:00

A purported audio message from Al Qaeda's second-in-command appeared on radical Islamist Web sites on Sunday eulogizing Baitullah Mehsud, the former leader of the Pakistani Taliban.

Source: Deaths rise in alleged drone attackupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 01:56:00

The death toll rose to seven on Friday in an apparent drone attack in northern Pakistan's tribal region, an intelligence source said.

Warfare by Remote part 1updated: Mon Sep 14 2009 01:54:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the UAV drone, that is revolutionising the battlefields in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Pakistani Taliban leader is dead, Taliban aide saysupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 13:21:00

A top Taliban aide has acknowledged that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead.

Pakistan: Arrests thwart Karachi attacksupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 10:33:00

Pakistani authorities have launched a massive crackdown on terror groups that they say were planning numerous suicide attacks, including in the country's largest city of Karachi.

Pakistani Taliban names new leaderupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 20:39:00

Taliban official Hakeemullah Mehsud has been selected the new head of the Pakistani Taliban, a local Taliban commander in Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas told CNN Saturday.

New Pakistani Taliban leaderupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 20:39:00

The Taliban in Pakistan vote in a new leader. CNN's Cal Perry reports.

Pakistan foils suicide terror plot, minister saysupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 10:44:00

Pakistani forces in the last month foiled a planned attack on the parliament building, the intelligence agency and other federal institutions, the country's interior minister told CNN Sunday.

Taliban official reportedly names self acting leader in Pakistanupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 19:19:00

Senior Taliban official Maulvi Faqir Mohammad has named himself acting head of the Pakistani Taliban, a close relative of Mohammad and local Taliban spokesmen in Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas told CNN Wednesday.

Two Pakistani Taliban leaders capturedupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 14:30:00

In what is seen as a blow to the Pakistani Taliban, two top figures from the militant group have been seized by security forces, Pakistani officials said.

Holbrooke: If Pakistan Taliban leader were alive, he'd be on TVupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 12:54:00

The United States knows that the leader of Pakistan's Taliban is dead because he has not appeared in public to prove that he is alive, the top U.S. envoy to the region told CNN on Monday.

Holbrooke on anti-Taliban driveupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 12:54:00

U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke gives his assessment of the anti-Taliban drive in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pakistani Taliban chief alive according to group's spokesmanupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 10:09:00

Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud is alive, the group's spokesman told CNN on Tuesday -- disputing the Obama administration's contention that he was killed by a CIA missile strike.

Mehsud's significanceupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 10:09:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to author Gretchen Peters about the possible death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.

Official: Likelihood of Pakistani Taliban leader's death '90 percent'updated: Mon Aug 10 2009 00:07:00

The United States believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack last week, President Obama's national security adviser said Sunday.

Taliban leader possibly killedupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 22:14:00

CNN's Cal Perry speaks with Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik about the fate of a Taliban leader.

Pakistani Taliban deputy reportedly killedupdated: Sat Aug 08 2009 22:14:00

A top Pakistani official says the government has information that a leading candidate to replace the Pakistani Taliban leader believed killed recently was shot dead Saturday in a gunfire exchange between supporters of senior Taliban leaders.

Mehsud death creates vacuumupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 22:04:00

Pakistan's government is still trying confirm the death of that country's Taliban leader. CNN's Cal Perry reports.

Pakistani Taliban leader may be dead after U.S. drone attackupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 22:04:00

Pakistan's government was trying to verify intelligence reports that Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a recent drone attack, officials said Friday.

Pakistani Taliban leader possibly killed by U.S.updated: Fri Aug 07 2009 02:49:00

Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud may have been killed in a U.S. drone attack, a U.S. official said Friday.

Warfare by remoteupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 09:06:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on how unmanned aerial vehicles are revolutionizing war.

Pakistan Taliban leader's wife dies in suspected drone attackupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 09:06:00

A suspected U.S. drone attack killed the wife of the leader of the Pakistan Taliban Wednesday, according to intelligence sources and relatives.

Pakistan: Taliban buying children for suicide attacksupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:58:00

A top Taliban leader in Pakistan is buying and selling children for suicide bombings, Pakistani and U.S. officials said.

Taliban defector killed in Pakistanupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 16:32:00

A former Taliban commander who recently defected to the government was killed Tuesday morning in northern Pakistan after a gunman fired into a residence where he was sleeping, police said.

Source: Pakistan airstrikes kill 20 Taliban militantsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 07:58:00

Government airstrikes killed 20 Taliban militants in the past 24 hours in northwest Pakistan, a military source said Monday.

U.N. to investigate Bhutto's assassinationupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 02:55:00

An independent commission will start investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in July, the United Nations has announced.

Ex-aide claims Taliban chief behind Bhutto assassinationupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 05:52:00

A close aide to Pakistan's Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud said he is breaking ties with him and confirmed reports that Mehsud was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Analysis: The changing fight in Pakistanupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 07:00:00

Every time I come to Pakistan these days I see more security.

iReport for CNN: 5.30, pt 1updated: Mon Jun 01 2009 22:07:00

An iReporter gives us an inside look at a Swat Valley tent city in Pakistan where some Pakistanis are seeking refuge.

Taliban claims responsibility for Lahore suicide attackupdated: Thu May 28 2009 20:49:00

The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide attack on a police building in Lahore, eastern Pakistan that killed at least 27 -- and vowed similar attacks in other cities.

Lahore attack investigationupdated: Thu May 28 2009 20:49:00

Police in Lahore, Pakistan are investigating a blast that killed at least 30 people. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Pakistan: Trio held after deadly blast kills 27updated: Thu May 28 2009 01:34:00

Three suspects were arrested after an explosives-packed van reduced a police building to rubble Wednesday in eastern Pakistan, killing 27.

Four gunmen die in attack on Pakistan policeupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 19:43:00

Eight cadets and staff members were killed in Pakistan during an an eight-hour standoff Monday with gunmen who stormed a police training center in Lahore, said Gen. Athar Abbas, a military spokesman.

Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistanupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 03:21:00

A suicide blast in Pakistan's violence-plagued tribal region killed 11 people Thursday, police said.

Islamist school defends roleupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 06:09:00

CNN tours an Islamist school in Pakistan some have linked to militants blamed for the Mumbai massacre.

Police: Taliban renew attack on NATO cargoupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 06:09:00

Suspected Taliban militants early Saturday staged another attack against cargo terminals in northwestern Pakistan in the country's restive tribal areas, destroying NATO supplies bound for neighboring Afghanistan, police said.

Police: Militants destroy NATO trucksupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 12:01:00

Suspected militants attacked a truck depot in Peshawar near the border with the Khyber Agency in the country's restive tribal areas, destroying NATO supply trucks bound for Afghanistan, Peshawar police said.

Sources: Man blamed for Bhutto killing is deadupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 11:41:00

The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN.

Time.com: Afghan Clashes Kill 14updated: Sat Jul 19 2008 15:00:00

Violence across the country Saturday killed 14, including a NATO soldier

Pakistan troops 'enter volatile tribal region'updated: Wed Jun 25 2008 13:25:00

Pakistan on Wednesday moved about 3,000 troops into a tribal region where 20 local tribesmen were slain by Taliban militants, an army spokesman told CNN.

Time.com: Afghan Troops Headed to Pakistan?updated: Sun Jun 15 2008 12:00:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan

Karzai issues warning to Pakistanupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 10:20:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Sunday his troops would take their battle against Taliban extremists across the border into Pakistan to prevent them launching attacks in his country.

Time.com: Will a Bombing Curb Pakistani Peace? updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 13:00:00

The bombing of the Danish embassy may have been spurred by old anger against the cartoons. Or it could be a sign that Islamabad's attempts to make peace are breaking down

Time.com: Pakistan: UN Bhutto Probe Possibleupdated: Thu May 22 2008 13:00:00

Pakistan's government said Thursday it is ready to ask the U.N. to investigate the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto

Time.com: Pakistan's Cease-fire: Who Wins?updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 09:00:00

One of Pakistan's most notorious militant leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, has declared a cease-fire in the troubled Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan

Bloodshed in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 04:58:00

Deadly car bombing in northwest city of Mardan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Blast rocks police station in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 04:58:00

An explosion has rocked a police station in a region of Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, police said Friday.

Government: Pakistan militant offers cease-fireupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:20:00

The man blamed for the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has declared a cease-fire now that the former Pakistan prime minister's party is in power, a government official said.

U.S. unhappy with Pakistani plan for militant peace dealupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 14:01:00

The White House on Wednesday expressed concern with reports that Pakistan's new government is working on a peace accord with militant leaders in its tribal regions.

Investigator details Taliban chief's alleged role in Bhutto's deathupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 15:27:00

Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud paid out more than $7,000, including money to purchase suicide jackets, for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the chief Pakistani investigator said Sunday.

Time.com: The Face of Pakistan's New Talibanupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 15:00:00

Baitullah Mehsud is accused of killing Benazir Bhutto. But his agenda is more ambitious than that

Bhutto conspiracy theoriesupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 20:54:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen explores the conspiracy theories that surround the death of Benazir Bhutto.

Time.com: Teen Arrested in Bhutto Plotupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 15:00:00

A 15-year-old detained near the Afghan border has confessed to joining a team of assassins sent to kill Benazir Bhutto, officials said Saturday

CIA agrees with Pakistan on who killed Bhuttoupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 20:44:00

The CIA believes extremists associated with a Pakistani tribal leader are responsible for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

Militants overrun Pakistan fortupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 17:34:00

Islamic militants overran a border fort in northwestern Pakistan during a pitched battle Wednesday, killing seven Pakistani troops and leaving more than a dozen unaccounted for, a military spokesman said.

Time.com: Missing Evidence from Bhutto's Murderupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 14:30:00

The scene was hosed down before investigators could gather material. Was it government complicity or incompetence?

How did Pakistan's Bhutto die?updated: Sun Dec 30 2007 02:49:00

Conflicting reports about what caused the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto are fueling questions about the circumstances of her assassination.

U.S. suspects Taliban leader behind Bhutto plotupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 09:36:00

U.S. officials suspect a Taliban leader may be behind the plot to assassinate former Pakistani Prime Minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, a senior official said Friday.

Bhutto's securityupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 09:36:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks looks at the security surrounding Benazir Bhutto and asks who is to blame for her assassination.

Time.com: Bhutto's Jihadist Enemiesupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 18:00:00

Pakistan has accused a radical group and a Taliban leader. Did they act alone, with al-Qaeda or with the government?

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