A suicide bomber killed at least 100 people inside a mosque in Peshawar on January 30. Soon after the attack, the TTP announced that its breakaway faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), which has links with al-Qaeda, especially its slain leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, had led the attack. Writing in the Long War Journal American, counter-terrorism expert Bill Roggio, […] The post Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Policy Is Simply Not Working. It Needs A Major Rethink appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Just as Sahibzada Noor ul Amin gave the call to prayer on Monday afternoon, a deafening blast shattered the calm that typically follows the first ‘Allahu Akbar’ signaling the start of a sacred ritual. Prayer leader Amin, around 50 years old, had led the congregation at the mosque inside the Peshawar police headquarters five times […] The post Peshawar Mosque Blast Worst In A Series Of Targeted Attacks On Pakistan Police appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Pakistan has made it clear to Afghanistan that it expects sincere cooperation from the neighbouring country against terrorism, a few days after a suicide bombing claimed 101 lives at a mosque in Peshawar. A day earlier, Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said Islamabad should not put the blame for the blast on Kabul. […] The post Pakistan Expects ‘Sincere Cooperation’ From Afghanistan Against Terrorism: FO appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.