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Pakistani girl shot by Taliban doing well after surgery: doctors


A Pakistani schoolgirl who underwent reconstructive surgery in Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban said on Monday she felt much better and was focused on her mission to help others.


Taliban may be enduring a rift, Pentagon official says

Taliban leaders in Pakistan are pressing their soldiers in Afghanistan to step up attacks but minimize civilian casualties, a message that is dividing fighters from the leadership and may encourage some to quit the insurgency, a top Pentagon official said.


21 missing Pakistani policemen found shot dead


Twenty-one tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban were found shot dead in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region early Sunday, government officials said.


Facebook shuts down Taliban recruiting account

For a few brief weeks, you could see posts from the Pakistani Taliban in your Facebook feed, right next to Post articles and baby photos. But over the weekend, Facebook shut down a recruiting page for the TTP, or Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan — much to nobody's surprise.


Pakistan frees Taliban prisoners in attempt to boost Afghan reconciliation talks


Pakistan on Wednesday released several Afghan Taliban captives, a gesture meant to nudge along on-again, off-again reconciliation talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said.


Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban recovering ‘with encouraging speed’

The father of a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education said on Friday she would “rise again” to pursue her dreams after hospital treatment.


U.S. freezes assets of three men linked to Taliban, militants

The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it had frozen the assets of three Pakistani-based individuals suspected of backing the Taliban and other militant organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including one man linked to a failed attack in New York.


Teen blogger shot by Taliban recuperates

The brazen shooting of a defiant teen blogger has stirred the conscience of Pakistan, a nation plagued for decades by violent extremism. An angry chorus of voices in social media, on the street, in newspapers and over the airwaves has decried the attack against 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai as cowardly and an example of a government unable to cope with militants.


Taliban raid Pakistan jail, freeing 384

Authorities in northern Pakistan were looking for 384 inmates who escaped from a prison early Sunday morning after 300 Taliban militants raided it.


Taliban "poised to retake Afghanistan" after NATO pullout


A secret U.S. military report says that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.


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