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Incidents and Statements involving TTP: 2014

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Nature of incident

January 1 NA

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan asked 'some' TTP factions opposing the peace process to grow out of their mindset and respond positively to the gestures of both the Government and the entire political leadership of the country.

January 2 Karachi / Sindh

Two alleged militants of the TTP were killed in an encounter with the Rangers in Manghopir. An unnamed Rangers official claimed that both the suspects were affiliated with the Wali-ur-Rehman group of the TTP. "One of them was their explosives expert."

January 7

Karachi / Sindh

At least six dead bodies were found near the Sufi shrine of shrine of Ayub Shah Bukhari in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The Police found a bloodstained knife and note, written by TTP, which read, "Stop visiting shrines - from the Pakistani Taliban".

January 9

Karachi / Sindh

CID of Karachi Police claimed killing a trio of TTP militants in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. "The Policemen, who busted a terrorist hideout in Manghopir area, following a promising lead, were met with heavy armed resistance", said Chaudhry Aslam, a senior CID official.

January 9

Karachi / Sindh

Three Policemen, CID SP Chaudhry Aslam Khan was killed and 10 others were injured when a suicide bomber smashed his car into Aslam's convoy near Essa Nagri at the Lyari Expressway. TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

January 10

Karachi / Sindh

Three TTP militants were killed in an alleged Police encounter within the jurisdiction of Mauripur Police Station in Musharraf Colony of Baldia Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

January 12


Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan stated that negotiations with the TTP were the Government's top priority and serious efforts are being made in this regard, but warned that the militants unwilling to hold talks will be dealt with sternly.

January 15


The PM Nawaz Sharif said it was not imperative that only the Government will hold talks with the TTP, and it will welcome Imran Khan, Maulana Samiul Haq, Munawar Hassan and others if they can make progress in this regard. Speaking to Saleem Safi, the host of the Geo News programme 'Jirga', which is to be telecast today (January 16), the PM said he will contact other leaders, including Imran Khan, over the issue of talks with the TTP.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 17

Matric Board Office / North Nazimabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

TTP militants killed three Express News staffers, including a technician, guard and driver, by opening fire on a DSNG vehicle near Matric Board Office in North Nazimabad Town. TTP Karachi Chapter 'spokesman' Sajjad Mohmand claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (killing)
January 17


PTI chief Imran Khan expressed his reluctance to hold peace talks with TTP saying he lacks authority to do so. Speaking at a press conference, Khan said he cannot hold talks with TTP as neither his party is in power at the centre nor he has any authority over the services.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 19

Bannu / KP

At least 20 soldiers were killed and another 30 were injured when a bomb ripped through a military convoy in the Bannu Town (Bannu District) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 8:45 am. The TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid claiming responsibility, said, "It was part of our fight against a secular system. We will carry out more such attacks in future."

Violent (killing)
January 19


TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that TTP were ready for a "meaningful dialogue". However, the militant group asked the Government to "prove its authority and sincerity with dialogue process". In a letter issued to the media on January 19 the TTP also said, "TTP wants to give clear-cut message to people of Pakistan that our war is for implementation of Sharia'h and we will never give up principles of Sharia'h."

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 20 Rawalpindi / Punjab

A TTP suicide bomber killed 13 persons, including eight soldiers and three children, and wounded 29 others in Royal Artillery Bazaar close to General Headquarters in Rawalpindi District. TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the attack as payback for a deadly military raid on the Lal Masjid in Islamabad in 2007.

Violent (killing)
January 20 Islamabad

Police arrested four suspected TTP militants during a raid in a house located in Tarnol area of Islamabad and seized a huge quantity of explosives from them.

Non-violent (Arrest)
January 21 Pakistan

Feeling the growing pressure from the sympathisers of those affected by the crippling polio disease, the TTP has officially distanced itself from some of the recent attacks on polio vaccinators in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi, saying it has nothing to do with these killings. TTP 'spokesperson' Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the militant outfit was "in principle" not targeting polio workers. "We have been holding detailed deliberations on the polio issue for some time and have been consulting trustworthy Muslim medical experts. Some of our doubts have been removed," he said.

Non-violent (Statement)
January 22 Tora Waila, Darota / Kukikhel / Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

SFs claimed to have killed about 32 militants in Tora Waila, Darota area of Kukikhel in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA. Unconfirmed reports said that the 'chief' of the TTP Orakzai Chapter, Hafiz Saeed, was among those killed in the strikes.

Violent (killing)
January 23 Pakistan

After killing thousands of members of various state organs, as well as others, the violent TTP has decided to extend its war by declaring the country's media as "party" to the conflict. For the first time since its inception in 2005, the outfit has not only issued a fatwa (religious edict) against the media but has also prepared a media hit-list - a copy of which is available with Dawn.

Non-violent (Fatwa)
January 26 Pakistan

The TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that it once again offers 'serious' and 'meaningful' dialogue to the Government. The TTP, however, demanded that the Government ensure a "conducive environment" for talks. In a statement, TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid expressed TTP's desire to hold "serious and meaningful talks" with the Government.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
January 27 KP and Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan

The officials warned that the TTP may be planning attacks on tourists in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. "The Interior Ministry has officially informed Gilgit-Baltistan that the Pakistani Taliban can strike the region," a senior official of the Gilgit Baltistan administration said on condition of anonymity.

Non-violent (security threat)
January 27 Pakistan

Federal Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan apprised the National Assembly that the Government was decisively consulting all stakeholders including the politicians and security agencies to heed afresh offer of dialogue from TTP.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 27 Pakistan

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid stressed the need for taking serious steps instead of indulging in politics of allegations and deceit. In a statement, the TTP spokesman warned that the country could descend into severe chaos in case wars continued to be waged against tribes.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 29 North Nazimabad Town / Karachi / Sindh

Five persons were killed in simultaneous attacks in the North Nazimabad Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Violent (Killing)
January 29 Pakistan

PM Nawaz Sharif announced a new four-member non-political team to help Government in its efforts for peace with TTP. "Entire nation will stand by Government if it decides to eliminate terrorists by force, I know it. However, we want to give peace another chance since offer of talks has come from the other side," the PM told the National Assembly.

Welcoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to form a four-member committee for talks, TTP 'spokesperson' Shahidullah Shahid said that the peace can be achieved if dialogue is carried out in every sense of the word, avoiding blame games and politics of deception. He reiterated that the TTP had always wanted to resolve disputes through dialogue.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
January 30 Pakistan

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that their objective is enforcement of Sharia'h in the country. He said what mattered was enforcement of Sharia'h, "whether through peace or war". TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that their objective is enforcement of Sharia'h in the country.

Non-violent (Statement)
February 2 Pakistan

TTP offered to provide security and protection to members of the negotiating committees in areas under its control. In a statement issued to the media TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said the political Shura of Taliban would guide the five-member committee nominated by it. He said that Taliban sincerely wanted peace talks with the Government.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 3

Allahu Akbar Colony / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two suspected TTP militants were shot dead in an encounter in Allahu Akbar Colony of Baldia Town in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
February 3 Pakistan

PM Nawaz Sharif expressed optimism about the outcome of peace talks with the TTP. "I will personally supervise the talks process, while Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali will assist me," said the.

President Mamnoon Hussain expressed the hope that dialogue with TTP would start soon as the entire nation was looking towards holding of successful and meaningful talks to ensure lasting peace and security in the country.

Federal Minister of Information Pervaiz Rasheed said that no conditions have so far been set by TTP. Rasheed said both sides have expressed good intentions about talks and hoped that as a result of this Pakistan would become a safe and secure place.

The PM Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif exchanged views on the security situation and peace talks with militants.

PTI Chairperson Imran Khan will not formally be a part of the TTP peace talks, the party's Core Committee decided. However, Rustam Shah Mohmand will represent PTI in the talks. Though Imran Khan won't be a part of the talks, it was announced that the KP Government will provide full cooperation in carrying out the talks peacefully.

JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that JUI-F will not be part of negotiations with the TTP. JUI-F will support the Government's effort to establish peace, and if the Government wants the party's cooperation they will cooperate depending on the need and the situation, he said in his press conference.

TTP regretted the decision of Imran Khan and JUI-F leader Mufti Kifayatullah to disassociate themselves from the five-member committee it had nominated for talks with the Government. TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said over phone from an unspecified location, "We regret the decision of PTI and JUI leaderships about distancing their representatives from the proposed peace talks."

TTP 'spokesman' said that two more names of senior journalist Orya Maqbool Jan and Investigation Editor, The News International, Ansar Abbasi are likely to be finalized soon for its committee tasked to hold talks with the four-member Government-appointed panel, reported The News.

To this, Ansar Abbasi said he had never had any contact with the Taliban over his becoming part of the talk process. However, he said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had sought his advice in connection with the dialogue and also offered him to join the Government-appointed panel.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 4 Pakistan

The planned peace talks with TTP stumbled as they began, with Government negotiators missing a preliminary meeting citing doubt over the militants' team. Teams representing the Taliban and Government had been due to gather in Islamabad at 2:00 p.m. on February 4 to chart a "roadmap" for talks. But the Government delegation did not show up.

The head of the TTP team, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, accused the Government of not taking the talks seriously.

The TTP's 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that Haq and his two colleagues had their blessing.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 5

Kari Hyder Khel / Tank / KP

A suspected TTP 'commander', identified as Shakir Bhittani along with an Aman committee member, Wahid Jan, were killed during a clash in Kari Hyder Khel village of Tank District in KP in the night.

Violent (Killing)
February 5

Qissa Khawani Bazaar / Peshawar / KP

A TTP militant, Mufti Hasaan Swati, claiming to be the Peshawar District 'chief' of the outfit has accepted responsibility for February 4-evening's suicide attack at a restaurant in the Koocha Risaldar area of Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP.

Non-violent (claim)
February 5 Pakistan

There is no chance of peace in Pakistan until the Government embraces Sharia and US-led forces withdraw completely from Afghanistan, said negotiators representing TTP. Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, the head of the TTP's three-man talks team, said there could be "no peace" in the region while there were still US troops across the border.

Another TTP negotiator Maulana Abdul Aziz, said, "Without Sharia law, the Taliban won't accept (the talks) even one percent. If some factions accept it, then the others won't accept it. Their real agenda is Sharia. All secular courts based on the common law system be abolished. I don't think the Government will accept this but they should, because war isn't the way forward."

The head of the caretaker committee of the TTP, Qari Shakil, said that the roads were too hazardous and a helicopter should be used to protect the dialogue committee from any danger.

The committees constituted by the Government and Taliban agreed to hold talks within 72 hours in Islamabad and the clauses for the talks would be finalized.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 6 Pakistan

The Government and TTP committees, in their first meeting, expressed the resolve to continue dialogue and vowed that the violent acts of the recent past would not hamper the peace process.

Addressing a joint press conference at KP House, Irfan Siddiqui and Maulana Samiul Haq said the committees agreed that both sides should stop giving statements against each other and the process of talks should not be long, as the nation is hoping for good news.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 7 Pakistan

TTP said that the negotiations with the Government will be aimed at imposing Sharia in the country. Shahidullah Shahid, the central 'spokesman' for the TTP, told media from an undisclosed location that they had fought for Sharia.

Maulana Abdul Aziz, one of the TTP intermediaries, has refused to attend future meetings with Government negotiators until the implementation of Sharia law is on the agenda.

PTI Chairperson Imran Khan told Bloomberg that the peace negotiations between the Government and the TTP will probably fail and a resulting military operation would lead to more violence.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 9 Pakistan

The "political Shura" and negotiations committee of the TTP met at an undisclosed location in North Waziristan Agency for the second consecutive day and produced as many as fifteen demands to be put forward to the Government's negotiation committee. TTP Shura had been meeting since February 8 under its Deputy Ameer, Sheikh Khalid Haqqani.

The TTP commanders and the members of their committee formed to holds talks with the Government kept changing the venue of their meeting amid continued flights of unmanned US drones in the tribal area.

The Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that any external attempt to sabotage the dialogue process will be considered as hostility against Pakistan.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
35 February 10


The TTP sees no urgency to reach an agreement with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Government, Maulana Abdul Aziz, one of the three negotiators representing the TTP, said. In an interview at his Islamabad seminary, where some 1,300 female students are studying, Aziz said, “You should know that at the moment they (TTP) have at least 400 to 500 female suicide bombers in Waziristan and other tribal areas”. Aziz said the TTP is most interested in implementing Sharia (Islamic Law) in Pakistan.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
36 February 10


The political Shura of the TTP said that it gave a “positive response” to the Government’s list of demands, which had been handed over to it by the Taliban team during a meeting at an undisclosed location in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

Parliamentarians in the Senate strongly reacted to the TTP’s stance of not holding peace talks under the constitution of Pakistan. Opposition senators claimed that it was decided that there would be no terrorist activities during peace negotiations but the recent incidents clearly revealed that “third forces” are involved in such acts.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 11


The committees, formed by the Government and the TTP to broker a peace pact between the two sides, held an informal meeting at an undisclosed location in Islamabad. During the meeting, agenda for February 12, 2014’s formal meeting was discussed, said a press release issued after the meeting.

JUI-S Chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, who is a member of the committee nominated by the TTP, said that Taliban’s demands were placed in front of Government negotiators, adding that attempts at a ceasefire would be made in the first stage of dialogue.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 12

Chitral Valley / Chitral District / KP

TTP announced an ‘armed struggle’ against an indigenous tribe-Kalash and Ismaili Shias in Chitral Valley of Chitral District, calling on Sunnis to support their cause in a video released. A charitable organisation headed by the Aga Khan, the Ismailis’ spiritual leader, is singled out for condemnation.

The narrator warns the Kalash, who are thought to number only 3,500, to convert to Islam or face death. “By the grace of Allah, an increasing number of people from the Kalash tribe are embracing Islam and we want to make it clear to the Kalash tribe that they will be eliminated along with their protectors, the Western agents if they don’t embrace Islam,” he says.

Non-violent (threatening)
February 13

Razzakabad Police Training Center / Shah Latif Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least 13 Policemen were killed and 58 others were injured in a suicide blast targeting a bus carrying 50 Police officers near the gate of Razzakabad Police Training Center in Shah Latif Town of Karachi. TTP ‘spokesman’ Shahidullah Shahid said, “We carried out the attack against the Police because they are killing our people”.

Violent (killing)
February 13


Irfan Siddiqui, coordinator of the committee formed by the Government to hold talks with the TTP, said that they had told the Taliban committee through a letter that terror activities will adversely affect the atmosphere needed for negotiations.

TTP’s political Shura agreed to directly meet the Government talks committee in Islamabad on February 14, 2014. Sources said the Government negotiators would meet the Shura either at the end of this week or at the start of next week.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 14


The Government and TTP negotiators, expressed concern over a wave of deadly attacks in the country, agreeing that both militants and SFs should refrain from actions which undermine ongoing peace efforts.

“Referring to the recent incident in Karachi, the Government committee adopted the stance that it would become difficult to continue the peace talks when anti-peace activities continue,” it said.

The Taliban committee and TTP ‘spokesman’ Shahidullah Shahid made telephonic contact during the meeting of committees.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 16

Shoonkri Post / Mohmand Agency / FATA

The TTP claimed to have killed 23 FC personnel kidnapped in June 14, 2010 from Shoonkri Post of Mohmand Agency in FATA. According to reports, the TTP Mohmand Agency ‘spokesman’, Omar Khurasani said that the kidnapped FC personnel were killed as revenge because the Government was continuously killing their men in different parts of the country, including Karachi, Peshawar and Swabi. He said if the Government does not stop killing the TTP supporters, they would also continue to kill Security Forces’ personnel.

After the TTP claim, it was decided that the Government committee and TTP negotiators will not be meeting on February 17. Senior journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai, who is one of the members of the Government committee, said it was necessary to discuss the killings with the Government before the state committee meets TTP negotiators. TTP also confirmed that the meeting, which was scheduled to take place at 11am today, will not be held.

Violent (killing)
February 16


The TTP sought written assurances from the Government regarding end to actions against the Taliban, prior to any ceasefire. Sources close to the official committee have disclosed that the TTP has serious reservations over Government’s actions against the TTP in all major cities of the country.

TTP political shura has decided in principle to hold a ceasefire and the announcement in this regard is expected in the next 24 hours. According to sources, TTP political shura held a meeting on February 16 to deliberate on the Government’s demand for the ceasefire.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 16


Terrorist outfits in Pakistan like the TTP are increasingly using social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook to spread their propaganda and as a means of intimidation. 

February 17 Pakistan

The peace talks with TTP broke down following execution of 23 FC soldiers by Mohmand Agency Chapter of TTP. The four-member government negotiating committee cancelled a scheduled visit to Akora Khattak for a meeting with the Taliban committee.

The 'spokesman' of the TTP Shahidullah Shahid said that the Taliban in Mohmand Agency might have avenged the killing of their colleagues. Shahid said custodial killings could further complicate the dialogue process.

A letter posted on the social media, by 'chief' of Mohmand Agency chapter of TTP, Umar Khalid Khurasani claimed that the soldiers had been slain to avenge what he called killing of their fighters in custody in several parts of the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the killing of FC by terrorists and termed it a "heinous and brutal" act. He said the incident would have a negative impact on the talks process, initiated for a peaceful resolution of the issue.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the killing of FC by terrorists and termed it a "heinous and brutal" act. He said the incident would have a negative impact on the talks process, initiated for a peaceful resolution of the issue.

The Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on February 17 said it is high time to take a firm decision regarding the talks with the Taliban because they are continuously attacking citizens, civilians and damaging public installations.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 18 Karachi / Sindh An ATC remanded in Police custody two TTP militants, identified as Muhammad Kashif and Muhammad Irfan, over charges of demanding extortion and issuing life threats. Non-violent (Police remand)
February 18 Pakistan

The coordinator of TTP-appointed negotiation committee, Yousuf Shah, cautioned that there could be a surge in acts of violence in case peace negotiations were not held.

The TTP claimed that it is serious about peace talks with the Government. TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said the Taliban leadership was in constant contact with all factions on the issue of ceasefire and a decision in this respect would be taken soon.

PM Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the Government's committee formed to hold talks with negotiators representing the TTP, during which the committee expressed its inability to carry forward peace talks.

The Government mediators demanded a ceasefire from the Taliban before they resumed peace talks as another two soldiers were killed in separate attacks.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 19 Pakistan

The TTP offered to observe a ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks provided Security Forces stop killing and arresting them. "We are ready for the ceasefire if the government assures us that bodies of our colleagues will not be found in gunny bags and they will not be killed in encounters and arrested in raids," TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said.

Government mediators suspended negotiations on February 17 just weeks after they were announced following weekend claims by a TTP faction that it killed 23 kidnapped FC soldiers.

Federal Minister of Information Pervez Rashid on February 19 referring to the militants' action of killing 23 FC personnel said, "People favouring enforcement of Sharia should tell what treatment captives deserve according to the Sharia …… and the treatment those (FC men) received was in accordance with the Islamic laws or not."

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 21 Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made it clear that the Government is ready to hold dialogue only with those who have respect for the Constitution and integrity of the country.

Rahimullah Yousafzai, a member of Government's committee, said that the Taliban, during the talks, did not abnegate the Constitution and had agreed to hold talks within the framework of the Constitution.

The TTP refused to announce a ceasefire, calling on the Government to do so first. TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said a ceasefire cannot be announced as the Government has been fighting against the Taliban.

He said, "Our doors are open for talks… [but] the government needs to stop killing our comrades," the TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a joint news conference, alongside TTP South Waziristan Chapter leader Azam Tariq Mehsud, adding, "Since the Government started the war against us, it should declare ceasefire before asking us to do so."

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 21 Pakistan

A Grand jirga was organised in the wake of TTP threats to Ismaili and Kalash tribe at Bumborat in Kalash Valley of Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In a 50-minute long video released on February 2 on the TTP media wing's website, the militants had announced an "armed struggle" against the Kalash and Ismaili Muslims.

Non-violent (Threat)
February 22 Pakistan

The ISPR dismissed TTP's allegations of Security forces having the custody of women and children of TTP members. Rejecting the allegations levelled by the TTP, ISPR spokesperson said that these allegations against security forces are unsubstantiated and false, further stating that it was a baseless propaganda by the TTP.

Non-violent (Allegation)
February 24 Darga Mandi / Miranshah / NWA / FATA

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior 'commander' of TTP and supporter of peace talks with the Government, was killed along with his three colleagues in Darga Mandi village near Miranshah in NWA of FATA.

Violent (killing)
February 25 North and South Waziristan Agencies / FATA

Pakistani fighter jets and gunship helicopters bombarded hideouts of TTP militants in the North and South Waziristan Agencies of FATA killing at least 30 militants.

Violent (killing)
February 26 Central Jail / Peshawar / KP

Official sources disclosed that a major attack on Central Jail at Peshawar was planned to free key TTP prisoners kept there. Sources have confirmed that a group of five suicide bombers with an explosive-laden Toyota Corolla Car were dispatched to Peshawar to target Central Jail Peshawar in order to free TTP inmates held in captivity.

Non-violent (Threat)
February 25 Pakistan

The Government decided to continue surgical strikes against TTP in FATA alongside efforts to engage the terrorists in peace dialogue. The cabinet meeting, chaired by PM Nawaz Sharif, told the militants to announce and implement an unconditional ceasefire if they were serious in resolving the issue through talks, as the Government reiterated its commitment to establish writ of the state in the troubled areas at all costs.

The Federal Cabinet also passed National Security Policy. Under the new security policy, a joint intelligence directorate will be set up to make the exchange of information more effective on federal and provincial levels.

TTP rejected the Government's call for an unconditional ceasefire. "If this is what we have to do, we would have done it 10 years ago," TTP's central 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said.

Shahidullah said that TTP were ready for the consequences of military operation. In a statement, he said military operation will incur less loss to TTP and that the rulers must fulfil their will for compiling the statistics.

The PUC asked all the militant outfits including TTP to immediately stop suicide attacks and bomb blasts and demanded that Sharif play his role for the success of dialogue with the TTP.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 26 Pakistan

The TTP claimed that its popularity is on the rise in Pakistan. "An ever increasing number of Pakistanis are joining hands with us adding more and more firepower to our jihadist capabilities. The graph of our popularity is going north", Shahidullah Shahid, the TTP 'spokesman' said in a statement.

TTP 'committee member' Maulana Sami-ul-Haq conveyed some of the committee's requests to TTP's political Shura, the coordinator of the Taliban committee Maulana Yousaf Shah said.

At least 50 Barelvi school of thought groups at a multi-party conference held under the banner of Tahaffuz Namoos-i-Risalat Mahaz in Lahore District in Punjab demanded the Government to declare extremists as well as their supporters, whether political or religious, as enemies of the state and traitors.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
February 27 Pakistan

Federal Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that if the peace dialogue with the TTP fails the Government will use other options to establish durable peace. Nisar said that the Government was in contact with some militant groups, as talks with the main TTP faction remained stalled. Chaudhry Nisar said dialogue was still a priority as the Government tries to end its seven-year insurgency that has killed thousands.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
March 2 Pakistan

The TTP announced a month-long 'unconditional' ceasefire, a move that would help resumption of suspended peace dialogue. "Following a positive response from the Government, an appeal from religious scholars, in honour of the representative committee and in the greater interest of Islam and Pakistan, we have decided not to carry out any activities for one month," TTP 'central spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement.

Federal Government announced to suspend airstrikes in the tribal areas that have left more than 100 terrorists dead so far. The Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said Government considered TTP's announcement of ceasefire as a positive development.

Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a militant leader of Gul Bahadur Faction based in NWA, distanced himself from peace talks. His 'spokesman' Ahmadullah Ahmadi said in a statement that the peace agreement signed in 2006 by the Government and local TTP was still intact, although its certain clauses had been violated. The deal was renewed in 2008.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
59 March 3 Islamabad

At least 12 people, including Additional District and Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, a woman lawyer, and a Policeman, were killed and 24 others were injured when militants attacked the courthouse complex in Islamabad. The 'spokesman' of Ahrar-ul-Hind (AH), a splinter group of TTP, Asad Mansoor claiming responsibility for the attack alleged that judicial system in the country was 'un-Islamic' and that they would continue their 'struggle' till enforcement of Sharia'h law.

Violent (killing)
60 March 3 Orakzai Agency / FATA

The members of eight tribes from Orakzai Agency held a Grand Jirga to welcome the announcement of a ceasefire from the TTP. They demanded the TTP should also include tribal elders in its negotiation committee. The jirga was led by tribal elder Malik Hafiz Habib Noor, Malik Jan and Malik Muhammad Rahman.

Non-violent (ceasefire)
61 March 4 Waziristan Agency

The TTP invited Government peace negotiators to visit the Waziristan Agency for a 'direct sitting' with them, a TTP member said. A member of the Government's four-member negotiating team also confirmed the invitation, saying the trip would materialise if 'progress' was made in talks with the TTP intermediaries.

Non-violent (ceasefire)
62 March 5 Pakistan

The Government and TTP negotiators resumed peace talks and said they were ready to move to a decisive "second phase" even as a militant attack killed six military personnel in Hangu District of KP.

The Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council, Hafiz Mohammad Tahir Ashrafi, asked the TTP leadership to identify the renegade groups. Ashrafi said the suggestion would help Government differentiate between those who want to negotiate and those who didn't.

The leader of Opposition, Khursheed Shah while addressing the National Assembly said that it was dangerous to include a serving Army official in the peace negotiations.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
63 March 6 Pakistan

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that direct peace negotiations would be held with TTP to make the process result-oriented.

The Interior Minister said that the desired objectives were achieved through precision strikes and the Government position would continue to be the same in case any terrorism activity by the militants.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
64 March 7 Pakistan

A full-scale military operation against the TTP in the tribal areas near the Afghanistan border can be launched as early as this month in case of violation of ceasefire by the militants, Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said.

Asif said that dialogue would be held only with the factions of the TTP who wanted peace in the country. He said the Government would hold consultation with all political parties and stakeholders before taking any "hard step" against the elements disturbing the peace process.

The Army nullified the talk of its involvement in peace talks with militants as its top brass reportedly observed that holding the dialogue was a Government initiative. The 170th corps commanders' conference took place as the Government prepared for the second stage of the dialogue with militants in which it is planning to open a direct channel with the TTP from next week.

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65 March 9 Pakistan

The Federal Government is quietly pushing for peace deals with individual militant groups after some members of its peace committee have concluded that reaching an 'all inclusive agreement' with the TTP may not be possible. At least two members of the committee, who wished not to be named, told The Express Tribune that they expect the Government to reach an understanding only with parts of the TTP.

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66 March 10 Pakistan

TTP and al Qaeda terrorists have planned an assassination attempt on former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, the Interior Ministry said in a letter sent to the Home Secretary Punjab, the Islamabad Police Chief, the Chief Commissioner and other officials.

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67 March 10 Pakistan

Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on March 10 that no Army representative will be included in the new committee for talks with the TTP. He, however, added that the armed force backed the panel, which he said would be announced within two to three days. He said that the committee will consist of three or four bureaucrats to hold direct talks with the TTP.

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68 March 11 Pakistan

The Army assured the Government its full support on the talks with the TTP. This assurance was held out in a meeting that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired to review national security. According to sources, the dialogue process with the TTP was discussed during the meeting. The military leadership provided assurance that the decisions of the government would be implemented.

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69 March 12 Pakistan

The Government announced its four-member reconstituted committee for holding negotiations with the TTP. According to official sources the committee's members are: Ports and Shipping Secretary Habibullah Khattak, who will head the committee, while the other three members are FATA Additional Secretary Arbab Arif, Rustam Shah Mohmand and Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawwad Hassan Fawwad.

TTP negotiating committee met Federal Minister of Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and discussed progress in the peace talks and the future strategy. Chaudhry Nisar said the Government was seriously pursuing the dialogue process with the TTP and it had already taken a decision to set up a new committee for the purpose.

In a meeting between Maulana Samiul Haq and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, it was decided that TTP committee, during its visit, will pave way for a visit by the newly formed Government panel to hold formal talks with the militants. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the Government will provide helicopter to the TTP committee.

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70 March 13 Pakistan

Adviser to Prime Minister on National Affairs, Irfan Siddiqui said that the talks had entered a crucial stage and the-two member Taliban talks committee would give a report about its talks with the Taliban leadership after its return from Miranshah in North Waziristan Agency of FATA within two days.

Before arriving in Miranshah, the TTP negotiating committee met Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali on March 12, 2014, to discuss the future strategy for peace talks. Irfan Siddiqui said the first stage of establishing contact with the Taliban had been completed despite various hurdles.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
71 March 14 Sarband / Peshawar / KP

At least 11 persons were killed and 45 others injured in a suicide attack targeting Police in Sarband area of Peshawar (Peshawar Disrict), the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Reuters, TTP splinter group Ahrar- ul-Hind (AH) claimed responsibility for the attack. "We claim both Peshawar and Quetta attacks," said its 'chief' Umar Qasmi. "We don't abide by these talks and will continue to stage attacks", he added.

Violent (suicide attack)
72 March 14 Science College Chowk / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 10 persons, including nine civilians and one SF, were killed and 35 others were injured in a bomb explosion targeting FC vehicle at Science College Chowk area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. TTP distanced itself from the attack. However, its splinter group Ahrar-ul-Hind (AH) claimed responsibility for the attack. "We claim both Peshawar and Quetta attacks," AH 'chief' Umar Qasmi said, adding, "We don't abide by these talks and will continue to stage attacks."

Violent (bomb blast)
73 March 17 Pakistan

The TTP asked the Government to earmark a "free peace zone" where militant leaders could come without any fear for holding peace talks with the Government committee.

TTP negotiating committee member Professor Muhammad Ibrahim said that the TTP's list of 300 women and children prisoners has been given to Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. He cautioned that the release of women and child prisoners can be the biggest issue in the dialogue process.

The spokesman of the TTP, Shahidullah Shahid, said that the Security Forces had established hundreds of secret detention cells in FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He said that they had handed over a list of their non-combatant prisoners to the TTP negotiation committee.

Shahidullah Shahid said that Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was unaware of the persons held in detention by security agencies. He said that if the Defence Minister was unaware about the location of detention centres in the country, then how he could be informed about the number of people being held at such facilities

The Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah called on the TTP to provide evidence of incarceration of women and children. Sanaullah says if there are any prisoners they will be released, and that this issue will not be allowed to become the reason for a deadlock in the talks.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
74 March 18 Pakistan

Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the political and military leadership has held a detailed discussion on the Internal Security Policy. The Minister said the leadership was informed about the dialogue with the TTP and the participants expressed their confidence in the process. He said that the political and military leadership are on the same page on issues of national security.

PM Nawaz Sharif has directed immediate establishment of a National Intelligence Directorate (NID) under the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) to pool national and provincial intelligence resources.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said the Government committee will contact the agencies concerned about the list of prisoners given by the TTP and then a reply would come up about their fate.

Head of the TTP dialogue committee Maulana Samiul Haq said the Army is with us for the success of talks and the TTP have not yet put up their demands.

He expressed concern over statement of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif that no women and children are in custody of the country's armed forces, as claimed by TTP. Haq urged both sides to avoid such statements which may vitiate conducive atmosphere for talks.

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75 March 19 Pakistan

The Government and TTP shortlisted two venues for face-to-face talks. The possible venues for the maiden meeting between Government negotiators and the TTP include the little-known Shaktu area in South Waziristan Agency and FR Bannu.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
76 March 20 Pakistan

The venue for face-to-face talks between the Government and the TTP will be finalised within the next 24 hours, the coordinator of the TTP intermediary committee Maulana Yousaf Shah said. "The [Government and TTP] committees have achieved their goal of persuading the sides to meet at a jointly-agreed venue, which will be announced within the next 24 hours," he said.

Responding to a question, he rejected the impression that the TTP were demanding the enforcement of Shariah (Islamic Law) all over Pakistan. "The Taliban have made no such demand… it has been constructed by the media," he said, adding that the 'demands' moved by the militant group were 'suggestions, not conditions'.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
77 March 21 Pakistan

Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that preliminary but formal direct talks between the Government committee and the TTP would take place during the next few days. "All initial homework and consultations have been completed for the first direct contact with the TTP," he informed, adding "some forces still want to sabotage the dialogue process by way of terrorist activities".

One of the members of the Government's first committee formed to negotiate peace with the TTP, Major (retired) Amir said that Army are the real stakeholders on the matter and their leadership should decide the future course of the dialogue for achieving better results.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
78 March 23 Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that his Government is working day and night for peace and would be holding direct talks with the TTP, and the process would kick-start in a day or two. "The country needs peace to put economy on the right track," he stressed. Nawaz opined terrorism in the country was a result of wrong policies of the past. "Even those countries who were lagging behind Pakistan in development have taken a lead, as we are engulfed in terrorism," he added.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
79 March 24 Pakistan

The Government negotiators and the TTP Political Shura (Advisory Council) will not meet face-to-face on March 25, 2014 due to bad weather conditions. TTP intermediary Mohammad Ibrahim confirmed that the meeting was delayed. Officials had said on March 24, 2014 that the first face-to-face meeting between the committee and TTP members was expected to take place on March 25 at an undisclosed location.

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80 March 25 Pakistan

Members of the State-Committee for peace talks with the TTP have left for NWA in FATA. The Government's representatives include Habibullah Khan Khattak, Arbab Muhammad Arif, Fawad Hassan Fawad and Rustam Shah. However, the location of the meeting with the Taliban Shura has been kept a secret.

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81 March 26 FATA / Pakistan

Direct peace talks were held between the Government and the TTP in Orakzai Agency of FATA. The talks were mainly focused on an extension in the ceasefire and release of non-combatant detainees. The face-to-face meeting lasting seven hours was held in the Bilandkhel area in Spin Thall in the Orakzai Agency near the boundary with North Waziristan and the Kurram Agencies.

The four Government negotiators led by Secretary Ports and Shipping Habibullah Khan Khattak and the three TTP negotiations committee members headed by Maulana Samiul Haq were first flown in two separate helicopters to Thall town in Hangu District and then driven in vehicles to Bilandkhel in Orakzai Agency.

The TTP-nominated negotiators Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, who is provincial head of the Jamaat-e-Islami, and Maulana Yousaf Shah, who is an aide to Maulana Samiul Haq and is coordinator of the committee, also attended the talks.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
82 March 27 Kamdish / Nuristan / Afghanistan

NDS personnel of Afghanistan arrested a key 'commander' of the TTP in Kamdish District of Nuristan Province. TTP 'commander' Muftauddin alias Mansoor, a resident of Chitral District, Pakistan, was sent to target the April 5, 2014 Afghanistan polls.

Non-violent (Arrest)
83 March 27 Pakistan

The talks between Government and the TTP have hit a stalemate and unless some quick decisions are taken, it will be difficult to prolong the ceasefire. The ceasefire is to expire on March 31. According to an insider, the TTP has set two conditions for continuation of the peace talks. One is the creation of a demilitarised peace zone in mountainous Shaktoi in South Waziristan Agency of FATA, to allow freedom of movement and two, the release of non-combatants.

The insider said the five-member militants' committee sought written guarantees before they could commit to an extension in the month-long ceasefire. "For nearly seven hours, we talked to them about the destruction wrought by over a decade of violence, the loss of lives and property and displacement of people. We said 'let bygones be bygones, let's bury the hatchet and make a new beginning'," the insider said.

He described the situation as a stalemate, adding it was now for the federal government to reply. He said that militants had handed them over a list of 250 non-combatants. The list includes names of women, children and the elderly. The military has already denied they have women, children and the elderly in their custody.

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84 March 28 Pakistan

TTP negotiating committee member and JeI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Muhammad Ibrahim said that there was no deadlock in the dialogue process.

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan convened a meeting of the committees representing the Government and the TTP. Informed sources said the meeting would discuss the future course of action and was expected to be followed soon by another round of direct talks between the Government Committee and the TTP Shura.

An un-named official source said that the first round of direct talks was held at an undisclosed location in FATA and the second might take place at some other place. He said 'reasonable' demands of the TTP would be considered and efforts would be made to take the peace process to its logical conclusion.

Police force of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is ready to respond to any security threat in case peace negotiations with the TTP fail, said KP IGP, Nasir Durrani. He said that the Police force in the Province possessed the capabilities to spring to action if needed and face any sudden blowback if peace talks were to fail.

Highlighting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's security concerns compared to the rest of the country, Durrani said that his Police force knew how to tackle militancy and ensure the safety of its people.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
85 March 30 Pakistan

PM Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the talks with the TTP are moving forward in the right direction and the nation will soon be given good news. The PM hoped that the dialogue process with the TTP would bring about the desired results. He said that development of the country was connected with peace, which would be restored at all costs.

Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, claimed that the TTP had suggested to the Government to set up a judicial commission to ascertain facts about detention of what it called non-combatants. "This is one of the recommendations of TTP that there should be a judicial commission on the issue of TTP prisoners," Maulana Ashrafi said.

TTP's negotiating committee member, Mohammad Ibrahim, said on March 30 that the TTP had expressed willingness to release some high-profile people as a goodwill gesture. Ibrahim did not rule out release of Ali Musa, Shahbaz Taseer and Ajmal Khan, the former vice-chancellor of Islamia College University, Peshawar.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
86 March 31 Pakistan

The members of the TTP are said to be divided over an extension in the one-month ceasefire that expired. "There are differences among various factions of the TTP on an extension in the ceasefire it had announced on March 1.

TTP sources claimed that the PPP and the MQM in Sindh are engaged in making alliance in a bid to thwart peace talks. The TTP sources said that during their one-month ceasefire Sindh Government continued to arrest TTP activists and tortured them in prison.

The Federal Government may set free during the current week around half a dozen TTP prisoners against whom there is lack of strong evidence of having been involved in terrorism. A source, who was present in March 29, 2014, joint meeting of the Government committee and TTP intermediaries, chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, said, "Six to ten such detained persons are likely to be released in the first phase."

Non-violent (peace-talk)
87 April 2 Pakistan

TTP 'commander' in Mohmand Agency, Khalid Omar Khurasani said that the TTP has not announced an extension in the ceasefire and that the war will start again. In a statement, Khalid Khurasani claimed that the Government had breached its promise during the period of ceasefire and held the state, military and political parties responsible for 'the losses suffered'.

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that TTP has not extended a month-long ceasefire but are still open to pursuing peace talks with the Islamabad Government. He accused the government of continuing to kill Taliban during the ceasefire, especially in Karachi.

The authorities in South Waziristan Agency of FATA have released 16 members of the TTP as a 'goodwill gesture'. An unnamed TTP leader said that they "are frustrated at the Government's inaction" over their two demands but the group would not carry out big attacks despite the end of ceasefire.

A member of TTP Political Shura Azam Tariq said that the statements of TTP 'spokesperson' Shahidullah Shahid and Mohmand Agency 'commander' Khalid Khurasani regarding ceasefire do not reflect the stance of the whole outfit.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
88 April 2 Pakistan

TTP 'commander' in Mohmand Agency, Khalid Omar Khurasani said that the TTP has not announced an extension in the ceasefire and that the war will start again. In a statement, Khalid Khurasani claimed that the Government had breached its promise during the period of ceasefire and held the state, military and political parties responsible for 'the losses suffered'.

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that TTP has not extended a month-long ceasefire but are still open to pursuing peace talks with the Islamabad Government. He accused the government of continuing to kill Taliban during the ceasefire, especially in Karachi.

The authorities in South Waziristan Agency of FATA have released 16 members of the TTP as a 'goodwill gesture'. An unnamed TTP leader said that they "are frustrated at the Government's inaction" over their two demands but the group would not carry out big attacks despite the end of ceasefire.

A member of TTP Political Shura Azam Tariq said that the statements of TTP 'spokesperson' Shahidullah Shahid and Mohmand Agency 'commander' Khalid Khurasani regarding ceasefire do not reflect the stance of the whole outfit.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
89 April 3 Pakistan

At least 19 non-combatant TTP prisoners have been released by the Government. However, there was confusion on the release of the non-combatant TTP prisoners, as the PM's Secretariat initially denied that it ordered the release of any prisoner, apparently due to massive pressure from the military establishment.

The TTP had reportedly handed a list of prisoners to the government demanding their release, during different rounds of the peace talks. On the other hand, the military establishment is opposed to the release of TTP prisoners, both combatants and non-combatants, due to their alleged involvement in terror attacks across the country.

The newly appointed chief of JI Sirajul Haq said that the next stage of peace talks with the TTP should be held in Islamabad. "Maulana Samiul Haq, 80-year-old man, cannot be expected to go into the mountains to negotiate," he said, adding that if the Federal Government could not arrange for this, the KP Government could facilitate the talks.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
90 April 4 Pakistan

The Geo News got hold of a letter from the TTP addressed to the newly elected Amir of JI Maulana Sirajul Haq which stresses that an armed struggle is a must to enforce an Islamic system in the country, reports The News. "Our destination is the same but the difference is in the modus operandi to achieve it," said the letter from TTP Mohmand Agency head Umer Khalid Khurasani addressed to JI Amir. It further said 'it is hoped that you (Sirajul Haq) would carry forward the mission of Syed Munawar Hassan without making any compromise'.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
91 April 4 Pakistan

TTP extended the ceasefire until April 10, the outfit's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement, adding that the TTP shura would be meeting after the 10th to decide a future course of action. The extension comes a day after the interior ministry announced that it had released 19 non-combatants TTP as a goodwill gesture for bolstering the peace process with the TTP.

PM Nawaz Sharif met his national security team on April 4 to discuss steps to be taken for the dialogue process with the TTP. Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Director General of ISI Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam and PM's Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi attended the meeting held at the PM's residence.

However, the release of 19 'non-combatant but criminal' members of the TTP may draw fault lines between the relations of Army establishment and the ruling civilian Government vis-à-vis peace dialogue with the TTP.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
92 April 6 Sohrab Goth / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two TTP militants, identified as Abdullah and Zikaria, were killed in an alleged Police encounter in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. Police also recovered weapons from their possession.

Violent (killing)
93 April 6 Pakistan

The Government is considering setting up a special panel to investigate the cases of 'non-combatant TTP prisoners' amid reports that the military leadership is reluctant to support the release of such inmates. "A group or committee may be set up to investigate the cases of those in detention," an official privy to developments said.

Non-violent (peace-talk)
94 April 6 Pakistan

TTP launched its 'official' website hosting videos, a magazine, and its leaders' interviews and statements, a news release issued by Umar Media, the 'information and publication wing' of the TTP. Umar Media has sponsored the website, which would serve as the central information portal of the outfit.

Website lunch
95 April 14 Orakzai Agency / FATA

The split faction of TTP in Orakzai Agency, known as TTI alias Orakzai Freedom Movement, and led by Hafiz Saeed, on April 14 claimed to have abducted tribesmen from Tirah Valley for their involvement in illegal and un-Islamic activities on April 12, 2014.

A pamphlet attributed to the Afghan Taliban and distributed in parts of North Waziristan Agency on April 14 confirmed serious differences among the TTP factions and the infighting which has left a number of militants killed on both sides.

Non-violent (Abduction)
96 April 14 North Waziristan Agency / FATA / Pakistan

The Shura of the TTP met at an unknown location in North Waziristan Agency of FATA to discuss the fate of the peace talks and the extension in ceasefire. According to sources, key Taliban leaders, including peace committee head Qari Shakeel and Azam Tariq, attended the meeting while the TTP's 'deputy Ameer' Khalid Haqqani chaired it.

In a statement issued on April 13, 2014, TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said that the differences and clashes between the two groups had been blown out of proportion in the media, adding that these were not of much importance.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
97 April 15 Pakistan

A leader of the TTP Karachi Chapter, Haji Dawood, said that a delegation of senior Taliban 'commanders' would soon visit Afghanistan to meet TTP chief Maulana Fazlullah to seek his directive about the infighting between the Mehsud Taliban groups.

98 April 16 Pakistan

The TTP said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the Government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process. The TTP announced a one-month ceasefire at the start of March as the Government sought a negotiated end to their bloody seven-year insurgency. The TTP extended the ceasefire to April 10, but complained there had been "complete silence" from the Government since then and hinted that the military was trying to thwart talks.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
99 April 17 Pakistan

In response to TTP's decision to not extend the ceasefire, the Government after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security decided to 'slow down' the dialogue process and adopt the 'wait and see' policy. Head of TTP negotiation committee, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq termed delays and arguments as part and parcel of talk process and those efforts were afoot for an extension in ceasefire and achieving progress in other issues.

TTP intermediary Muhammad Ibrahim said that the peace talks will not be successful without a ceasefire. Muhammad Ibrahim said that they will contact the Government regarding the TTP concerns which have come forward through the media.

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100 April 17 Pakistan Pakistan warned the Haqqani Network and the Afghan Taliban not to co-operate with the TTP. The warning was prompted by the alleged growing co-operation among the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network and the TTP. Non-violent (warning)
101 April 18 Pakistan

The Government is planning a fresh round of talks with TTP negotiators at the weekend, Federal Interior Ministry official said, despite the militants' refusal to extend a ceasefire called to help peace efforts. Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in a statement that he has called a meeting with the TTP's talks committee on April 19 to decide how to proceed. He said only dialogue could overcome reservations and objections, but warned there was little chance of progress without a ceasefire.

Cautioning the Government that certain forces may take advantage of its decision to call off the ceasefire, the TTP said that it will not be responsible for any attacks on public places. At the same time, however, the group said it reserved the right to act in 'self defence'.

JI Amir Sirajul Haq says the Government should give serious consideration to the TTP demands if it does not want more bloodshed in the country.

PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that the Government will opt for tit-for-tat response if the TTP carry out their activities. He said that the Government would not let anybody to challenge its writ.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
102 April 21 Pakistan

The Member of TTP talks committee Professor Muhammad Ibrahim has held the Government responsible for deadlock in peace talks, saying that delay in release of non-combatant TTP prisoners gave rise to the crisis.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
103 April 24 Bara and Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

Thirty-seven militants were killed and more than a dozen injured in air strikes by the PAF fighter aircraft in Bara and Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency of FATA. The sources said fighter aircraft bombarded the suspected positions of TTP in Wache Wanay, Sra Vela, Dwatoi and Tordarra in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.

Violent (killing)
104 April 24 Pakistan

The intermediaries of TTP have been told that 13 TTP prisoners who were to be released have been handed over to the Government by the Army for the purpose.

The central Shura of JI appealed to the TTP not only to extend ceasefire but also make a categorical announcement that they would not take any unlawful step till the conclusion of talks.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
105 April 27 Pakistan

If the Government enforced Sharia'h in accordance with the Constitution, the TTP would abide by the Constitution, claimed member of the Taliban peace committee and Provincial Chief of JeI Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He refuted the view that one cannot negotiate with a group that does not recognise the Constitution.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
106 April 28 Pakistan

During a meeting of Government functionaries and Army high command, including CoAS General Raheel Sharif and ISI Director General Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam, in Islamabad Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that dialogue and violence cannot go hand in hand. The meeting expressed the resolve to continue with dialogue with the TTP with a "concise agenda" under "well-defined parameters".

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
107 April 28 NWA / FATA / Pakistan

According to unnamed TTP sources, many TTP militants, fearing that a military offensive will finally be launched, have vacated the areas surrounding Mir Ali and Miranshah towns of NWA in FATA and shifted towards the border with Afghanistan and into the Afghan Provinces where anti-Pakistan elements are strong.

108 April 29 Pakistan

PM Nawaz Sharif said that stability of Pakistan would be protected and expressed the hope that the dialogue process with the TTP would yield positive results. He said the dialogue process was started with sincerity as it was good for the country's stability. "If peace is established through talks and the lawlessness and carnage are controlled, then it is a good thing," said PM.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
109 April 30 SWA / FATA / Pakistan

TTP claims that SFs have launched an operation in South Waziristan Agency and fighting has been ongoing for the last two days. "The security forces are using helicopter gunships and heavy artillery to target TTP positions in the Bobar area," TTP Political Shura member Azam Tariq Mehsud told journalists by the phone from an undisclosed location.

110 April 30 Pakistan

According to sources in civil and military intelligence agencies, seminaries operating inside the capital are reportedly assisting TTP with the collection of extortion and ransom money by arranging deals between militants and their victims.

111 May 1 Pakistan

TTP said that "talks and war cannot go together" and that they are ready to face any situation. "The government on one hand says it wants the dialogue but on the other it has adopted the policy of threats," said TTP 'spokesperson' Shahidullah Shahid. Shahid alleged that operations were being intensified against the TTP across the country.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
112 May 2 Pakistan

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, during a ceremony held at NADRA headquarters in Islamabad, lashed out at all those involved in criticising the Government's peace talks with the TTP, saying the dialogue process cannot move forward amid "needless rhetoric,". He dispelled the notion of a deadlock in peace talks with the TTP.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
113 May 2 Pakistan

According to officials in the Police, the recent grouping within the TTP may help the Government and SFs to deal with the militants but it has created more trouble for businessmen in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The sources said that the businessmen had paid extortions to the TTP but a few days later they again received calls for payment of more money.

114 May 3 Babor Mountains / Ladha / SWA / FATA

A local TTP 'commander', Irfan Mehsud, and six other militants were killed in a fighting with SFs in the Babor Mountains of Ladha sub-division in South Waziristan Agency of FATA.

Violent (killing)
115 May 4 Pakistan

The member of the TTP negotiating committee Yousuf Shah said the TTP has given a list of 765 'non-combatant' prisoners they want to be released. He said dialogue was the only solution to the problem.

The JI provincial chief and member of TTP negotiation committee Prof Mohammad Ibrahim said that there were a lot of hurdles in holding direct dialogue between the Government and TTP.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
116 May 5 Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while talking to BBC Urdu, said that he is still hopeful that talks with the TTP can succeed, despite the militants ending a ceasefire, and that talks offered the "best option" of ending the country's long conflict. He said the militants had to respect the constitution and lay down their arms. "This of course is the number one condition that has to be met," he said, adding, "We are making progress on these issues. Let us see if the next round of meetings is successful and we can find a way to make headway in the talks we are holding with each other." He further said that some elements were not happy with the ceasefire with the TTP, adding that such elements "were not our friends". He said that such elements opposed peace and wanted to destabilise the talks' process. TTP intermediary and JeI Provincial Chief Muhammad Ibrahim said in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's provincial capital Peshawar, "TTP should not act as a hurdle in permanent peace".

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
117 May 6 Shawal / NWA / FATA

At least 13 militants were killed as infighting between rival TTP groups restarted in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan Agency of FATA. Official and tribal sources confirmed that clashes started between Shehryar Mehsud and Khan Said alias Sajna. According to official sources, the infighting between the two groups has claimed more than 50 lives during the last few weeks. Sources said that the death toll is likely to rise.

Violent (Killing)
118 May 6 Miranshah / NWA / FATA

Two militants belonging to TTP Punjab chapter were killed and one person was injured when a bomb exploded in Miranshah bazaar of North Waziristan Agency. Intelligence sources confirmed the identity of the victims.

Violent (Killing)
119 May 7 Shawal / NWA / FATA

Five militants were killed and three injured as clashes between two factions of TTP continued in Shawal area of NWA in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
120 May 7 Pakistan

Irfan Siddiqui, Prime Minister's Special Adviser on National Affairs, said that it'll be difficult for the Government to pursue peace talks, if the TTP do not take immediate and concrete steps for taking the dialogue process forward. "The government is facing public pressure on the issue. People are now demanding results of the [peace] process," said Siddiqui.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
121 May 8 SWA / FATA

TTP 'chief' Mullah Fazlullah sacked Khan Said alias Sajna as Ameer of SWA (FATA). Umar Khurasani would command the movement in both North and South Waziristan Agencies. Hakimullah Mehsud's group 'spokesman' Daud Mehsud said that TTP's 'vice-Ameer' Shaikh Khalid Haqqani has been made Ameer of South Waziristan Agency. Daud Mehsud said that they respect decisions taken by the Mullah Fazlullah.

122 May 11 Pakistan

A senior leader and member of the TTP Political Shura, Azam Tariq Mehsud, said that his group is still serious in pursuing peace talks with the Government which, according to a TTP intermediary, is maintaining a 'surprising silence' on the matter. "The date and venue for a second face-to-face meeting will be decided only when the Government and the Army come on the same page," Azam Tariq Mehsud said. However, he claimed that the Army was not serious in pursuing peace talks.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
123 May 12 SWA / FATA

In a bid to reconcile the two warring factions of TTP, the group's central leadership appointed Khalid Sheikh Haqqani as the new 'interim chief' of the SWA. A source within TTP said the move aims at ending the ongoing conflict between TTP Hakimullah group led by Shehryar Mehsud and Waliur Rahman group led by Khan Syed alias Sajna. According to the source, the TTP 'central chief' Fazlullah has send Khalid Sheikh Haqqani as the new interim chief and directed both Sajna and Shehryar to come to the negotiating table to resolve the issue.

124 May 13 Shawal / NWA / FATA

At least five militants were killed and three others were injured as rival TTP militants, belonging to Shehryar Mehsud and Khan "Sajna" Said factions, clashed in Shawal area of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
125 May 15 Rawalpindi / Punjab

TTP hacked the website of Rawalpindi Police. The website was defaced by a group that calls itself the 'Anti-Mortadin'. In their message, the group claimed that the hacking was a 'victory for the Taliban.' When contacted, City Police Officer Humayun Bashir Tarar confirmed that their website had been hacked. However, he claimed that there was no sensitive information on the site.

126 May 16 Pakistan

Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the Government wanted to make next round of talks with the TTP meaningful and result-oriented. Addressing a news conference, he said any progress towards next round of direct talks with the TTP, was expected to be made in few days.

The chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and head of TTP negotiation committee Maulana Samiul Haq on May 14-night said that the negotiation process between the Government and TTP has been suspended for the time being.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
127 May 18 Pakistan

The of 'chief' of TTP Mullah Fazlullah called upon the Government, the Armed forces and the Intelligence agents to akin to the TTP will have to accept writ of Allah Almighty. In a video message released by the TTP Chapter of Darra Adam Khel, the TTP 'chief' did not comment over the peace talks with the Government. He had however been opposed to the talks in the past. His statement came out at a time when there is a deadlock of peace talks between the Government and the TTP.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
128 May 18 SWA / FATA

TTP central shura refused to endorse Mullah Fazlullah's verdict about the sacking of senior militant 'commander', Khan Said alias Sajna, in South Waziristan as some TTP leaders feeling it may further divide the group. "After some meetings, the shura finally refused to endorse Mullah Fazlullah's decision. Mullah Fazlullah behaved like a dictator.

129 May 19 Pakistan

KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak wants the Federal Government to convene another APC if it is unable to implement the unanimous decision of giving peace a chance through talks with the TTP. "The APC had authorised the Government to hold dialogue with the TTP. If for some reason it is unable to act in accordance with the decision, it should gather all the political parties to discuss the options it has been left with," Khattak said.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
130 May 20 Quaidabad / Bin Qasim Town / Karachi / Sindh

Rangers arrested three alleged militants of the TTP in a raid conducted in the Quaidabad area of Bin Qasim Town in Karachi of Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
131 May 20 Daraban / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

A faction of the TTP claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Chinese tourist, identified as Hong Xu Dong, from Daraban area of Dera Ismail Khan District on may 19.

Non-violent (Abduction claim)
132 May 21 NWA / FATA

Following massive airstrikes in NWA of FATA, TTP militants met at an undisclosed location to reconsider a non-aggression treaty with the Government. Ahmadullah Ahmadi, a 'spokesman' of Hafiz Gul Bahadur group of TTP condemned the airstrikes and said the group "cannot remain silent over bombardment on people," calling it a clear atrocity on the civilians.

Non-violent (meeting)
133 May 27

Taunda Darra / Shawal / NWA / FATA

At least six militants were killed and seven others sustained injuries in a fierce clash between rival factions of TTP at Taunda Darra in Shawal tehsil of NWA in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
134 May 27

Karachi / Sindh

The leader of TTP splinter group, Abid Muchar, is still alive, Police said. Police had earlier claimed that Muchar was killed in an encounter with SFs. Police stated that he managed escape from the Peerabad area of Orangi Town in Karachi District of Sindh and was injured at the time he was fleeing.

Non-violent (claim)
135 May 28


The Mehsud group 'spokesperson' Azam Tariq announced its separation from the TTP under the leadership of Ameer Khalid Mehsud. He said that the group has decided to break away from the TTP as under the current system of the TTP, extortion and burglaries were being carried out. He said that the group tried to stay united but failed due to various conspiracies.

Non-violent (faction)
136 May 30


The TTP North Waziristan chapter led by Hafiz Gul Bahadar formally revoked the peace accord with the Government, a pamphlet distributed by the group in the area said. The faction, as the pamphlet sent to media by Bahadur's 'spokesman' Ahmadullah Ahmadi said, is now preparing to fight against what it said was the Security Forces' planned operation, giving locals time until June 10, 2014 to leave the area and move to safety.

Non-violent (peace accord revoke)
137 June 2

Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Seven TTP militants were found shot in the head in an execution style near a graveyard in Manghopir area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
138 June 4

Qutbal railway crossing / Fatehjang / Rawalpindi / Punjab

Five persons, including two Pakistan Army Officers, were killed and two soldiers sustained injuries when a suicide bomber targeted an Army vehicle at the Qutbal railway crossing near Fatehjang, some 28 kilometers from Tarnol, in Rawalpindi District of Punjab. The TTP has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. The TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said the attack was the reaction to the killing of imprisoned TTP militants. He said a week before, seven TTP cadres were killed in Karachi.

Violent (Killing)
139 June 5

Mir Ali / NWA / FATA

A senior 'commander' of TTP, Ashiqullah Mehsud along with two other militants, was killed in the armed clash of two groups of TTP in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
140 June 5


The TTP said that they will now use force to reciprocate any attack launched by the Government. A senior TTP leader said that the outfit was interested in carrying the peace talks forward. "If the Government wants to negotiate with seriousness, sincerity and will, we're still ready for talks. But, we will respond to attacks with further attacks," he remarked.

Non-violent (Statement)
141 June 6

Wacha Mela / NWA / FATA

Fresh clashes between the TTP and a breakaway faction killed at least seven militants in the Wacha Mela area of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
142 June 6


The Senate was informed that the Government would use force against those factions of the TTP which had adopted the path of violence instead of coming to the negotiating table. "The Government's policy is very clear. Those interested in holding dialogue will be welcomed but those resorting to violence will be taken to task," Senator Raja Zafarul Haq informed the Senate.

Non-violent (Statement)
143 June 8

Karachi / Sindh

At least 33 persons, including 14 SFs, 10 militants and nine civilians, were killed during a clash when TTP militants attacked the old terminal of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
144 June 8

Ambar / Mohmand Agency / FATA

A pro-government peace committee member, Malik Inayat Khan was killed in a roadside blast in Ambar tehsil of Mohmand Agency in FATA. The TTP, Mohmand chapter, claimed responsibility for the blast.

Violent (Killing)
145 June 9


Hafiz Gul Bahadur group of TTP in NWA extended cease-fire till June 20, 2014. Following massive airstrikes by Pakistani jet fighters that killed at least 60 militants in NWA in May, TTP commanders met to reconsider a non-aggression treaty with the Government.

Non-violent (Statement)
146 June 10


TTP Shura asked foreign militants and supporters of the TTP to either live peacefully or leave North Waziristan Agency. The Shura, headed by 'commander' Hafiz Gul Bahadur, which met at an unspecified location, gave the ultimatum in view of a 15-day deadline recently given by the Government to elders of Uthmanzai tribe to flush miscreants, including foreigners, out of the area or face action. The Shura had held a meeting with a tribal jirga led by Haji Sher Mohammad on June 9.

Non-violent (Statement)
147 June 10

ASF Girls' Hostel / / Bhitai Abad / Pehlwan Goth / Karachi / Sindh

Around three to four gunmen mounted a fresh attack on a security check post near the ASF Girls' Hostel outside the Jinnah International Airport in Bhitai Abad locality of Pehlwan Goth area of Karachi. No casualties were reported in the latest incident. The TTP claimed responsibility for the second attack near the Karachi airport.

Violent (firing)
148 June 12


The TTP North Waziristan chapter chief Hafiz Gul Bahadur has already asked the local residents to move to areas close to Afghan border instead of proceeding to relief camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. When contacted, an official of the Afghan Government confirmed the arrival of 6,642 people, including 1,492 children from North Waziristan Agency in Khost province, where, he said, basic facilities have been provided to them.

Non-violent (Statement)
149 June 15


The TTP said they will give a tough reply to the Army operation in NWA. In a statement, the TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said they were keeping an account of the 'dozens of innocent people' killed in Sunday's (June 15) military strikes. Shahid said they had not closed the doors of dialogue with the Government and were still ready for meaningful talks. However, he insisted that the Government should adopt a serious approach to revive the process.

Non-violent (Statement)
150 June 15

Shawal / NWA / FATA

Fresh clashes between rival factions of TTP left seven dead in the Shawal tehsil of NWA in FATA.

Violent (killing)
151 June 16

Karachi / Sindh

The MQM Parliamentary leader, Muhammad Farooq Sattar Peerwani, claimed that TTP control 25 percent of Karachi (the provincial capital of Sindh) and warned that, if immediate steps are not taken, the commercial hub of the country could slip into a bigger crisis.

Non-violent (Statement)
152 June 18

Mauripur / Karachi / Sindh

Law Enforcing agencies killed a TTP 'commander', identified as Zohair alias Salman during a joint SF operation, carried out in the Mauripur area of the city on a tip-off. The deceased 'commander' was said to be associated with the TTP's Maulvi Khalid group.

Violent (Killing)
153 June 18

Kunwari Colony / Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Over one dozen suspects including TTP militants were also arrested during an operation conducted by Rangers in Kunwari Colony of Karachi's Manghopir area.

Non-violent (Arrest)
154 June 19

Pakistan / Afghanistan

Pakistan sought extradition of TTP 'chief' Mullah Fazlullah from Afghanistan and dismantlement of the militant outfit's longstanding hideouts in Kunar and Nuristan Provinces.

Non-violent (Statement)
155 June 20

Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Rangers' killed two TTP commanders, identified as Abid 'chotu' and Fakhruddin Mehsud in the Manghopir area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
156 June 22

Pioneer Homes, Deluxe Town and Afghan Basti / Sohrab Goth / Karachi / Sindh

Police killed three militants affiliated with the TTP in the ongoing operation against militants in different parts of Sohrab Goth, including Pioneer Homes, Deluxe Town and Afghan Basti.

Violent (Killing)
157 June 23 Muslimabad Colony / Karachi / Sindh

Sindh Rangers arrested two alleged militants of TTP and recovered a motorcycle laden with explosive material and IED from them in Muslimabad Colony of Karachi in Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
158 June 24 Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Three Policemen, identified as Somar (38), Ghulam Ali (35), and Munawwar (30), were killed, while another Policeman and a passer-by suffered injuries, in an attack by the TTP in Manghopir area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
159 June 24 Kunwari Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A TTP militant 'commander', identified as Jamshaid Ali, was killed in a shootout with the Manghopir Police in Kunwari Colony area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
160 June 24 Musharraf Colony / Karachi / Sindh

A suspected TTP militant, identified as Merajuddin alias Hafiz (30) was killed in a joint Police-Rangers raid in the Musharraf Colony area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
161 June 26 Bacha Khan International Airport / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified militants fired on a PIA plane as it was landing at the Bacha Khan International Airport of Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP, in the night, killing a woman and injuring two others, including a crew member. The initial investigation to the attack revealed the involvement of banned TTP Shahid group in the incident. According to the contents of the report prepared by the Police authorities, foreign made M-16 gun was used by the TTP terrorists to fire on the PIA flight. Another source said that the Tariq Geedar group of the TTP was behind the attack. The source said the group was based in Darra Adamkhel and was headed by one Khalfa. "We have some important leads," claimed an official.

Violent (Killing)
162 June 27 Miranshah / NWA / FATA

TTP 'commander' of Miranshah, Commander Umer was killed by Security Forces on the outskirts of Miranshah in the night.

Violent (Killing)
163 July 1 NWA / FATA

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that several TTP 'commanders' were entrapped in the NWA. "They are locked in the security forces trap and they don't know where to go," the Minister said, adding that the security commanders were regularly updating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Operation Zarb-e-Azb's progress. "There would be a remarkable improvement in the security environment once the terrorists are wiped out from the NWA. They (TTP) have to pay for what they have done to the people of Pakistan."

Non-violent (Statement)
164 July 1 Pakistan / Afghanistan

Pakistan asked the Afghanistan Government to either eliminate TTP 'chief' Mullah Fazlullah or extradite him to Pakistan. ISPR DG Major General Asim Bajwa said that the Army will eliminate Fazlullah whenever he comes to Pakistan. Bajwa urged Afghanistan to do more to track down Fazlullah, who took over the TTP leadership in 2013 after previous 'chief' Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US drone. "This is something we have been crying hoarse - this has been raised at every level," he said. "The leader of the TTP, Mullah Fazlullah is sitting across the border in Kunar or Nuristan and Afghanistan needs to do something about it."

Non-violent (Statement)
165 July 2 Northern Bypass / Aliabad / Karachi / Sindh

Four militants were killed in a Police encounter near Northern Bypass of Aliabad area. A senior Police official confirmed that four militants were killed by the Police in an encounter. He said that the slain militants were affiliated with the TTP.

Violent (killing)
166 July 6 Miranshah / NWA / FATA

Hundreds of TTP militants rushed to disguise themselves, cut hair and beards to escape operation in NWA of FATA. Azam Khan was one of the top barbers in Miranshah town said his business boomed in the month leading up to the Army assault as the militants sought to shed their distinctive long-haired, bearded look. "I have trimmed the hair and beards of more than 700 local and Uzbek militants ahead of the security forces' operation," he said while.

Non-violent (Statement)
167 July 7 Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two suspected militants affiliated with the TTP were killed in a Police encounter in Baldia Town area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (killing)
168 July 11 Gilgit Baltistan

The Gilgit Baltistan Inspector General of Police Mohammad Saleem Bhatti said that Police had information that a group of terrorists linked to the banned TTP was present in Diamer District, and a search operation to arrest them had been intensified. He said that the group had kept contacts with the TTP in South and North Waziristan Agencies. He informed that two members of the group had taken shelter in North Waziristan Agency.

Non-violent (Statement)
169 July 11

Wana / SWA / FATA

Army captured a top TTP 'commander', Adnan Rashid, in the Wana area of South Waziristan Agency. Adnan Rashid was living with his family in the mountainous region bordering Afghanistan, the officials said. He was injured in a shootout during his arrest.

Non-violent (Arrest)
170 July 19

Mada Khel / Dattakhel / NWA / FATA

A US drone strike targeting a TTP compound killed 11 militants in Mada Khel suburb of Dattakhel town in NWA of FATA.

Violent (Killing)
171 July 23

Frontier Road / Badaber / Peshawar / KP

A Police Constable deployed at the house of a judge was killed while a DSP along with his gunman and driver was injured in an attack by TTP militants on Frontier Road in Badaber Village of Peshawar in KP.

Violent (Killing)
172 July 24

Out Mela / Orakzai Agency / FATA

A senior 'commander' of the TTP, Amir Salam, was among five militants killed in the night in a blast at a compound in Out Mela area of Orakzai Agency in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
173 July 24


The senior members of TTP rejected media reports about the capture of bomb-maker and suicide bombers' trainer Adnan Rasheed by the SFs. A section of the media had earlier reported that he was the first high-profile militant commander captured during the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan on June 15.

Non-violent (statement)
174 July 25

Ijtima Gah Road / Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

Three TTP terrorists were killed and two others were arrested in an injured condition in a joint operation by the Police and Rangers near the Ijtima Gah Road in the Manghopir area of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
175 July 25


Little known militant group Ahrar-ul-Hind, which had defected from the TTP during its efforts to pursue peace talks with the Government earlier this year, announced that senior TTP leaders have joined its ranks. The information could not be verified from the TTP. In a statement issued to this correspondent, Ahrar-ul-Hind 'spokesperson' Asad Mansoor said, the group has "a well organised structure now and some founder TTP commanders and close aides of Amir Baitullah Mehsud are its members."

Non-violent (statement)
176 July 27

Frontier Colony / Peerabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

Two militants associated with the TTP were shot dead in an encounter with the LEAs in Frontier Colony in the jurisdiction of Peerabad Police Station in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
177 July 27

Musharraf Colony / Mauripur PS / Karachi / Sindh

Two TTP militants were killed in an encounter with the LEA in Musharraf Colony in the jurisdiction of Mauripur Police Station in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
178 August 5 Pakistan

TTP in a message titled, "The global war of ideologies and the behaviour of media", sent to media advocacy groups across the world, including to the "heads and members of organisations working for the rights of media members around the world," warned the Pakistani media that if they did not stop criticising the mujahedeen (holy warriors), they will be attacked and "no crying and sobbing" will prevent the holy warriors from punishing journalists.

Non-violent (Threat)
179 August 10 Bund Murad Goth, Manghopir / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Law enforcers claimed to have arrested 33 suspects in separate raids across the city. Rangers conducted a targeted raid in Bund Murad Goth, Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, based on an intelligence report, and arrested two TTP militants.

Non-violent (Arrest)
180 August 14

Khalid Aviation Airbase and Samungli Airbase / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 12 militants, wearing suicide vests and armed with RPGs and automatic weapons were killed and 11 SFs were injured in an 11-hour gun battle near Khalid Aviation Airbase and Samungli Airbase in Quetta. TTP Ghalib Mehsud faction claimed responsibility for the attack on the Airbases in Quetta. Ghalib Mehsud is the leader of Fidayeen-e-Islam which is the suicide wing of TTP. TTP spokesperson Azam Tariq said that the attack was in retaliation for Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

Violent (killing)
181 August 15

Fort Slope / Bara / Khyber Agency / FATA

At least four suspected militants were killed when SFs opened fire on an explosives-laden vehicle in the Fort Slope area of Bara tehsil in the Khyber Agency of FATA. Suspects killed in the attack were reported to be affiliated with the Gangriz Group of the TTP.

Violent (killing)
182 August 15


Maulvi Halim Khan has replaced militant 'commander' Hafiz Gul Bahadar as the chief of Shura Mujahideen NWA. According to the sources, the decision, taken in a meeting of the group's Shura, has been supported by both the TTP and the Afghan Taliban, though none of them has issued a formal statement to declare support for Maulvi Halim Khan.

Non-violent (statement)
183 August 23 Dana Khola / Orakzai Agency / FATA

Five militants were killed and three others were injured in a clash with a tribal militia in Dana Khola area of Lower Orakzai Agency in FATA. According to sources, the militants belonged to Momin Khan Group of Darra Adamkhel Chapter of TTP.

Violent (killing)
184 August 25

Mehrban Kalley / Tirah valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

A 'commander' of the TTP was killed and two others were injured in a remote-controlled IED blast in the Mehrban Kalley area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency. Official sources said that the TTP 'commander' who was popularly known as Khabare was the target of the blast.

Violent (killing)
185 August 26

Mohmand Agency / FATA

Key 'commanders' belonging to the outlawed TTP announced the formation of a new group by the name of TTP-Jama'at-ul-Ahrar, with Maulana Qasim Khurasani as the new Ameer and also comprising of other 'commanders'.

Formation of new group
186 August 27

Hari Mor / Prova / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

A senior militant commander, Waleed Akbar, associated with TTP and the LeJ was killed and one of his accomplices injured during a Police encounter in the Hari Mor area of Prova tehsil in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Violent (killing)
187 August 31


The 'chief' of TTP Mullah Fazlullah claimed that three TTP prisoners were released in exchange for Vice Chancellor of Islamia College Professor Ajmal Khan. Fazlullah, delivering a speech to his followers at the alleged reunion of the three released TTP prisoners, claimed that "our colleagues are back with us without any legal formalities or signatures".

Non-violent (Statement)
188 August 31

Islamabad / Pakistan

The TTP 'chief' Maulana Fazlullah said that launching an attack on Islamabad won't be a difficult task for his fighters after having observed how unarmed protestors were able to lay siege to the seat of power in the federal capital and paralyse the Government.

Non-violent (Statement)
189 September 4

Mohmand Agency / FATA

The strife in the ranks of TTP escalated on September 4 as its 'chief' Maulana Fazlullah and his shura expelled the Mohmand Agency chapter 'chief' Omar Khalid Khurasani and terminated his membership for indiscipline and for patronizing 'suspicious' militants groups such as Ahrar ul Hind and Junood Khorasan.

Non-violent (Statement)
190 September 5

Pakistan / Afghanistan

Punjabi Taliban 'chief' Ismatullah Muawiya on September 5 said it would abandon insurgent activity inside the country and redirects its energies towards Afghanistan. Muawiya said the faction will operate in Afghanistan under the guidance of Mullah Omar, the spiritual leader of Afghan Taliban, while its activities in Pakistan will be confined to preaching Islam. Punjabi Taliban is an influential militant faction of the TTP.

Non-violent (Statement)
191 September 6 Karachi / Sindh

Three unidentified militants were killed and four others arrested when Pakistan Navy's security personnel foiled an attempt by unidentified militants who tried to target Pakistan Navy (PN) Dockyard in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (killing)
192 September 7

SITE area / Karachi / Sindh

Three militants belonging to the banned TTP (Swat group), were killed in an 'encounter' with Police in Site area of Karachi in Sindh. Police conducted a raid in Metroville on a tip that militants were present in the area.

Violent (killing)
193 September 13

Punjab / Pakistan

TTP Punjab Chapter (also known as Punjabi Taliban) leader Asmatullah Muawiya announced that it will be ceasing its militant activity in Pakistan and would limit its militant activity to Afghanistan. According to Muawiya the decision was taken after consultations. He also urged other groups of TTP to stop their militant activity in Pakistan.

Non-violent (Statement)
194 September 14 Kulachi / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

A TTP 'commander', Salim Shah Je, was killed by the Police, while his accomplice was injured in Kulachi tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan District. It was stated Salim Shah Je was the right-hand man of TTP Kulachi 'commander' Amir Jan Malang.

Violent (killing)
195 September 14

Punjab / Pakistan

TTP rejected Asmatullah Muawiya's statement on cessation of militancy in Pakistan. TTP 'commander' Abu Baseer, termed Muawiya to have been a wrong choice stating that Muawiya had presented himself as a Mujahid (warrior), alluding that he was not. Baseer in his statement said that Asmatullah Muawiya was and remains to be an ISI spy.

Non-violent (Statement)
196 September 15

Thall / Hangu / KP

Three militants, a suicide bomber among them, and a Policeman were killed in a fierce clash which followed an attack on Thall Police Station in Hangu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Ansarul Mujahideen, wing of TTP, which operates in Hangu, Thall and Kohat, has claimed responsibility for the attack on Thall Police Station.

Violent (Killing)
197 September 16

Karachi /Sindh

A preliminary report on the naval dockyard attack in Karachi on September 6, 2014, revealed that the TTP's Sindh Chapter was involved in the attack. The report said that TTP's Sindh Chapter had penetrated into various departments of the Provincial Government.

Non-violent (Statement)
198 September 17

Afghan Basti / Sohrab Goth / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Police claimed to have killed seven TTP's militants and arrested one in injured condition in a raid conducted following firing and a blast in Afghan Basti near Sohrab Goth in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
199 September 21


The TTP said that one of its senior commanders Mohammad Hasan was killed in a recent clash with Army during Operation Zarb-i-Azb in NWA of FATA.

Violent (Killing)
200 September 22 Hangu / KP

Three Policemen, identified as Shahid Umar, Rehman and Khurram Shahzad and a teenager, Ismail were killed when militants fired at a Police van near a roadside security check post in Qazi Pump area of Hangu District. The 'spokesman' of TTP, Shahidullah Shahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
201 September 23 Peshawar / TTP

Five persons, including a woman and a soldier, were killed while 25 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a convoy of FC on the Shershah Suri Road near the Peshawar Press Club in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

TTP 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid said the attack on the SF convoy was a reaction to the Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Violent (Killing)
202 September 26 Khyber Agency / FATA

The four suspected militants killed in the Fort Slope area of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency on August 14, 2014, were identified as TTP and LI militants. While three of them were identified as TTP 'commanders', Jamil alias Jangrez, Shahid and Balage, another one was identified as LI 'commander', Raid Khan.

Report / Arrest
203 September 28 Bajaur Agency / FATA

TTP militants shot dead the leader of Qaumi Lashkar, Gul Akbar, and injured his driver, Noudiyar, in Dara area of Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency. TTP 'spokesperson' Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
204 September 29 Karachi/ Sindh

Colonel Tahir Mehmood of the Sindh Rangers told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior Affairs that over two thousand criminals have been arrested in the Rangers-led operation in Karachi. According to sources, the report claimed that suspects arrested included those belonging to the TTP, the PAC, the MQM, ANP, and hundreds belonging to banned outfits.

205 October 4 Pakistan

TTP declared allegiance to IS and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group (religious war groups) in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.

206 October 5 Karachi/ Sindh

Police killed seven members of the banned TTP in an encounter in the Sohrab Goth area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

207 October 5 Karachi/ Sindh

The personnel of the Sectarian Cell of the CID gunned down two members of TTP, including Mufti Jawed, Karachi Naib Ameer (Deputy Chief).

208 October 15 Pakistan

Six top 'commanders' of the TTP, including 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid, have announced their allegiance to Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State and an allegiance statement was also issued in this regard. Shahidullah Shahid in the statement said he along with five TTP District chiefs have announced their allegiance to IS, also known as Daish, and would be their lead fighters in Pakistan.

Non-violent (statement)
209 October 16 Pakistan

JuA, a splinter group of TTP has released video of a renegade Army doctor, asking military officers and soldiers to join Taliban. Sitting beside JuA 'spokesman' Ehsanullah Ehsan in the video, the man with black beard and wearing black turban is introducing himself as Capt Dr Tariq Ali who claimed to have served in Frontier Corps Balochistan, 80 Brigade Siachen, and various places in Punjab. He cited posting in Waziristan the reason for leaving the Army.

Non-violent (statement)
210 October 20 Pakistan

While declaring that Mullah Fazlullah remains loyal to the Ameer of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar, the TTP has said in a baffling announcement that "Shahidullah Shahid had been replaced as the TTP 'spokesman' long ago and another brother will be named later to replace him". Shahidullah Shahid had abandoned the TTP on October 15, 2014 along with five other TTP leaders while pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) led by Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph.

The move came as a major setback not only for Mullah Fazlullah but also for Mullah Mohammad Omar and Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri. But Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive TTP Ameer, took five days to manage the issuance of a confusing statement on his behalf, denying that the group's spokesman had defected to the Islamic State, adding that Shahidullah Shahid is merely a nom de guerre (fictitious name) that is shared by every TTP spokesman. The statement added that the person who defected in Shahidullah Shahid's name [and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State] to is no longer a member of TTP.

The TTP statement, which was released and produced by the Long War Journal, then claimed: "Long ago, another brother had replaced Sheikh Maqbool as the TTP spokesman. But we did not announce that due to our policy. Sheikh Maqbool, who previously served as the group's spokesman, defected under the name of Shahidullah Shahid, although he had no right to do so as he was replaced long ago by another brother who will be named at a later date". However, one wonders as to why the TTP leadership is still not making public the name of the incumbent group spokesman if he has already been appointed.

The bewildering TTP statement added: "We want to make it clear that Sheikh Maqbool is not Shahidullah Shahid and he is not our spokesman anymore." Strangely, the TTP statement is also silent about five more TTP commanders who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State along with Sheikh Maqbool including Saeed Khan, the TTP chief in Orakzai Agency Hafiz Quran Dolat, the TTP chief in Kurram Agency Gul Zaman, the TTP chief in the Khyber Agency Mufti Hassan, the TTP chief in Peshawar and Khalid Mansoor, the TTP chief in Hangu.

Non-violent (statement)
211 October 21

Madakhel, Dattakhel and Shawal Valley / NWA / FATA

The PAF fighter jets blitzed suspected terrorist hideouts in Madakhel, Dattakhel and Shawal Valley of North Waziristan Agency in the FATA and reportedly killed 30 militants, including a TTP 'commander' Daud Wazir, and injured dozen others.

Violent (Killing)
212 October 21 Pakistan / US

The US designated Khan Said Sajna, the deputy leader of TTP, a global terrorist. The designation list also includes Ramzi Mawafi, a former physician of al Qaeda 'chief' Osama bin Laden. Both have been designated under an executive order targeting terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against US persons engaging in transactions with Said and Mawafi, and the freezing of all property and interests of Said and Mawafi in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of US persons.

Non-violent (Ban)
213 October 26 Mian Khan Goth / Shah Faisal Town / Karachi / Sindh

Nine militants, belonging to TTP and al Qaeda were killed in a Police encounter, targeting their hideout near National Highway in Mian Khan Goth area of Shah Faisal Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
214 October 26 Pakistan / Afghanistan

Pakistani officials claim to have found evidence of 'new sanctuaries' set up by the TTP and its affiliates in the Afghanistan territory near the border with North Waziristan Agency. A senior security official said that the new sanctuaries have been established to create difficulties for Pakistan's military and disrupt Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the troubled agency.

215 October 26 Pakistan

A Mehsud tribal jirga, likely to be headed by the father-in-law of the slain TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud, will negotiate for peace talks between the TTP's Mehsud faction led by Khan Said 'Sajna' and the Government. Well placed sources confirmed that the jirga will comprise of eleven key Mehsud tribal elders and that a consensus has been reached on its name.

Non-violent (Peace-talk)
216 October 26 Pakistan

TTP warned villagers in Pasani under the jurisdiction of Mattani Police Station in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to stop shaving their beards and listening to music. In pamphlets pasted on the exterior of a mosque, militants also threatened thieves with dire consequences if they fail to stop their activities.

Non-violent (threatening)
217 October 27

Karachi / Sindh

The CID Police chief Saqib Ismail Memon claimed to have arrested four suspects belonging to al Qaeda and the TTP accused of providing logistical support, funds and weapons to the attackers involved in the June 8, 2014, Karachi airport attack.

Non-violent (Arrest)
218 October 31

Sohrab Goth / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Police claimed to have killed three TTP militants in an encounter in Sohrab Goth area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. SSP Malir, Rao Anwar said that a suicide bomber and amir of TTP Karachi Chapter Sultan were killed in the shootout.

Violent (killing)
219 October 31

Shah Latif PS / Bin Qasim Town / Karachi / Sindh

SSP Usman Bajwa while speaking at a press conference at CID Office in Garden area of Saddar Town claimed to that two TTP militants, identified as Jamshed Khan alias Khutki and Mohammad Abid alias Abdullah, who were involved in the 2007 Karsaz attack were arrested near Manzil petrol pump along the National Highway within the limits of Shah Latif Police Station in Bin Qasim Town.

Non-violent (Arrest)
220 November 2

Wagah international border / Punjab

Sixty one persons, including three Rangers officials, were killed and over 150 received injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the third Rangers checkpost, around 500 yards away from the Wagah international border in Punjab. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the breakaway faction of the TTP) The JuA 'spokesman', Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed a suicide bomber Hanifullah carried out the Wagah attack. "It was a suicide attack and the target were the Pakistani security forces protecting the Shia community," he said. "We learnt that a so-called militant organisation Jundallah has claimed responsibility but it's not true. This is not the same Jundallah engaged in targeting the Shia community in Iran. This is a fake group that doesn't even have a single suicide bomber," the spokesman insisted. And finally, a group introducing itself as the TTP's Mahar Mehsud faction phoned reporters to claim responsibility for the attack.

Violent (killing)
221 November 7

Safi / Mohmand Agency / FATA

Seven peace volunteers were killed and two injured in twin bomb attacks on peace militia volunteers in the Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency in FATA. The Jamaatul Ahrar fraction of TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (killing)
222 November 7 Pakistan

The TTP announced the appointment of Muhammad Khurasani as the group's new spokesperson. "The TTP leadership council, today, formally sacked spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid and appointed Muhammad Khurasani as the new spokesperson," a TTP statement said.

Non-violent (Appointment)
223 November 9

Khyber Agency / FATA

With SFs targeting hideouts of LI in Khyber Agency, TTP 'chief' Maulvi Fazalullah announced his group will cooperate with the LI. "Some of the TTP fighters have already been dispatched to Khyber Agency and others should wait for further instructions. They should arm themselves and start physical and spiritual preparations," said Fazalullah.

Non-violent (statement)
224 November 10 Khyber Agency / FATA

The JuA fraction of TTP confirmed the death of one of its key 'commanders' in latest air strikes in Khyber Agency. JuA 'spokesperson' Ehsanullah Ehsan said their commander Abu Jandal was killed in the bombing on November 9. "Abu Jandal belonged to Mohmand Agency and had been operating from Khyber agency," said Ehsan. "Yesterday on 9/11/14, enemy indiscriminately bombed the area and as a result Commander Abu Jandal of TTP Jamaatul Ahrar embraced shahadat," Ehsan said in a statement.

Non-violent (statement)
225 November 13 Qambar / Swat / KP

TTP claimed responsibility for the murder of a former nazim and PPP leader, Fazal Hayat Chattan, who was shot dead late in Qambar area of Swat District. According to Rahimabad Police, Fazal Hayat Chattan was returning home after Isha prayers when the militants who were waiting for him opened fire.

Non-violent (claim)
226 November 13 Wagah border / Lahore / Punjab

TTP's JuA wing released the pictures of the suicide bomber who allegedly attacked Wagah border in Lahore District of Punjab on November 2, 2014, killing at least 61 people. The group's spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan emailed and tweeted pictures of the bomber, identifying him as Haneefullah alias Hamza.

Non-violent (statement)
227 November 18

Raees Goth / Saeedabad PS / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

A local leader of the TTP, identified as Ameer Abdullah, was reportedly killed during a joint raid conducted by the police and the Rangers in Raees Goth within the limits of Saeedabad police station in Baldia Town. According to the Police, Abdullah was the TTP ''commander'' for Ittehad Town and was associated with the Khan Zaman Mehsud group of the TTP.

Violent (Killing)
228 November 18

Shabqadar / Charsadda / KP

A grenade attacked killed two Policemen and wounded another one in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda District in KP. 'Spokesman' of the JuA faction of the TTP, Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued to local media in Peshawar.

Violent (Killing)
229 November 20

Gulshan-e-Buner / Landhi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A TTP militant, identified as Abdur Rehman, was shot dead by the law enforcement agencies during an alleged encounter conducted by Rangers and Police in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi Town in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
230 November 20

Jhelum Road / Lahore / Punjab

The NACTA informed the Punjab Home Department and Regional Police Officer, Rawalpindi that TTP might target Fauji Foundation Hospital on Jhelum Road in provincial capital Lahore.

Non-violent (Threat)
231 November 21

Warsak Road / Mathra Bazaar / Peshawar

Two SF personnel were killed and two others were injured in a bomb attack targeting SFs vehicle on Warsak Road in Mathra Bazaar area of Peshawar. TTP-JuA claimed responsibility for the attack. Ehsanullah Ehsan, ''spokesman'' of the TTP-JuA said the attack was revenge of one of their members who was killed in an operation by the Army. "We will continue to target the Pakistani military in the future," he said.

Violent (Killing)
232 November 21

Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

At least 23 people, including three MQM MPA were injured in a cracker blast at a membership camp of the MQM in Orangi Town. TTP-JuA claimed responsibility for the attack on the membership camp of MQM in Orangi Town.

Violent (Killing)
233 November 25

Karachi / Sindh

SFs said that al Qaeda and Ansarul Aseer, the militant wing of TTP were behind the jailbreak plan. The target of the militants was to set 125 terrorists of TTP and other banned outfits free from the Karachi Central Jail, the sources said.

Non-violent (Statement)
234 November 25

Nangarhar / Afghanistan

The chief of the TTP has escaped a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province close to the border with Pakistan, officials said. Highly placed intelligence sources had told Dawn that the unmanned aircraft fired four missiles on a compound in Nazyan village in southeastern Afghanistan in the night of November 24, killing at least five Pakistani and Afghan militants near the Pak-Afghan border.

Non-violent (escape)
235 November 28

Kukikhel / Tirah valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

Eleven militants were killed and five of their hideouts destroyed in air strikes in Kukikhel area of in Tirah valley of FATA. Official sources said that eight militants belonging to the Tariq Afridi faction of TTP were killed when military planes bombed their hideouts in Tor Darra, Sur Kas, Sra Vela and Wacho Wany areas.

Violent (killing)
236 November 30

Lashora / Jamrud / Khyber Agency / FATA

Two key TTP 'commanders', Abubakar and Wajid, were killed in a clash with the SFs in Lashora area of Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency of FATA.

Violent (killing)
237 December 3

Dattakhel / NWA / FATA

At least 15 militants were killed during airstrikes conducted by military fighter jets in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency in FATA. According to ISPR, at least 15 suspected militants, including two key commanders belonging to TTP were killed in precision airstrikes carried out by the military.

Violent (killing)
238 December 7

Pakistan / Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Government has delivered three senior TTP 'commanders' including Latifullah Mehsud to Pakistan. "Yes, it's true. Afghanistan finally delivered these three hardcore terrorists to us. The ISAF had seized them last year when they were coming out of a safe-house of the National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan," said a senior Pakistani military official who wished not to be named as he was not authorised to talk to the media on the issue. Latifullah Mehsud was deputy to Hakimullah Mehsud.

Non-violent (militant swap)
239 December 8

Katcha Khu / Khanewal / Punjab

The TTP Punjab Chapter chief 'commander' Qari Asmatullah Mauwiya safely attended his father's funeral prayer in a remote village near Katcha Khu in Khanewal District and openly left the village despite tight police vigilance and security measures. Mauwiya has been placed on top in the lists of most wanted terrorists of the Punjab Police and the Security Agencies.

240 December 8

Pakistan / Afghanistan

TTP confirmed the handover of three TTP 'commanders', including Lateefullah Mehsud, to Pakistan by Afghanistan calling the move as "contrary to Afghan culture". "It is a shameful act by the Afghan Government," the TTP spokesman, Muhammad Khurasani, said in his email sent to media offices days after Kabul announced it handed over three TTP 'commanders'.

Non-violent (militant swap)
241 December 11


TTP criticised Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, saying the teenage activist has entered into an agreement with "satanic forces" to promote Western culture and destroy Pakistan. In its first reaction after the 17-year-old peace activist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday, TTP 'spokesman' Muhammad Khurasani said in a statement that the award was given to her to "promote Western culture and not education".

He also criticised Malala's father, Ziauddin, for working against Islam and said he was using his daughter against the religion and Islamic society. Khurasani said both the father and the daughter have entered into an agreement with the "Western satanic forces" to destroy Pakistan and Pashtun society. The TTP spokesman lashed out at the democratic system and termed it "worse than worst systems ever witnessed by the world". He said democracy was responsible for all the worries and anxieties faced by the world.

Non-violent (Criticism)
242 December 13

Muzaffargarh / Punjab

Police foiled a major terror attack by killing at least four TTP Punjab Chapter militants in Muzaffargarh District of Punjab.

Violent (Killing)
243 December 14

Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

Five suspected militants were killed and 10 others sustained injuries in a clash with SFs in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA. The sources said the militants belonging to the LI and TTP equipped with heavy weapons attacked a bunker of SFs in the Tirah Valley in the night of December 13. The soldiers at the checkpost repulsed the attack, killing five militants and injuring 10 others.

Violent (Killing)
244 December 16

APS / Warsak Road / Peshawar / KP

At least 150 persons, including 134 children, nine school staff members and all seven suicide attackers, were killed by when TTP militants stormed and opened fire at the school children in Army Public School located on Warsak Road in provincial capital Peshawar.  

TTP claimed responsibility for the attack saying that the attack was in retaliation to the military operations in North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Agency of FATA. “Our six fighters successfully entered the army school and we are giving them instructions from outside,” TTP 'spokesman', Muhammad Khorasani said over phone. The Government, however, claimed that there were seven attackers.

Violent (Killing)
245 December 16

Sherzad / Nangarhar / Afghanistan

A US drone strike killed at least 11 militants, including four TTP militants, in Sherzad District in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Mahlem Mashuq, the Governor of Sherzad District said the drone’s missiles hit a pickup truck killing all 11 occupants.

Violent (Killing)
246 December 17

Manghopir / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

Five TTP militants were killed in an encounter with Rangers that was followed by a raid at heir hideout in Manghopir area of Gadap Town in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
247 December 17


The TTP released the photos of its militants who carried out December 16 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The images were taken at an undisclosed location.

248 December 18

Akakhel, Sepah and Kukikhel / Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

Twenty militants, including an important Uzbek commander, Islamuddin, were killed when the PAF jet fighters blitzed their hideouts in the Akakhel, Sepah and Kukikhel areas of Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency of FATA. The sources said the jet fighters targeted the hideouts of LI-led by Mangal Bagh and TTP-Tariq group, in different areas of Tirah valley.

Violent (Killing)
249 December 18

Damadola / Mamond / Bajaur Agency / FATA

Three personnel of FC were killed in a remote controlled bomb blast in the Damadola area in Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency in FATA. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
250 December 18


General Sharif threatened TTP, saying, "Message to TTP. You kill our child. Now you will see the deadly consequences and (be) ready to pay the price. Pak Army will revenge (sic) each & every single of blood of little departed angels. It's my promise."

Non-violent (Threat)
251 December 18

Pakistan / Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban condemned the TTP attack on Army Public School in Peshawar saying killing innocent children was against Islam. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always condemned the killing of children and innocent people at every juncture,” the Afghan Taliban, which often target civilians, said in a statement.

Non-violent (condemn)
252 December 18


JuA, a TTP splinter group quickly sided with their Afghan patrons. “Like them, we condemn the attack on the school and killing of innocent children,” said ‘spokesman’ Ehsanullah Ehsan.

Non-violent (condemn)
253 December 19

Mattani / Peshawar / KP

At least five militants including a key 'commander', identified as Mustafa were killed in a clash between SFs and militants in the Mattani area of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mustafa belonged to Darra Adamkhel chapter of TTP. Two security personnel were also injured in the clash.

Violent (Killing)
254 December 19

Koi Hassan Khel / FR Peshawar / FATA

Five militants, including the brother of one of the masterminds of the APS attack in Peshawar, were killed in the night in an encounter with Security Forces in Koi Hassan Khel area of FR Peshawar. An official of the political administration said that the SFs handed over to them the dead bodies of the militants killed in an exchange of fire in a cricket ground in Koi Hassan Khel. “One of them has been identified as Mustafa alias Manan, a resident of Adezai and brother of Orangzeb alias Umar alias Naray, the current Amir 'chief' of TTP-Darra Adam Khel Chapter, who is said to be one of the many masterminds of the APS attack,” the official said.

Violent (Killing)
255 December 19


TTP in a threatening letter warned the Federal Government that it will start eliminating children of politicians, including Sharif's family, and Army officers, if the Pakistan Government keeps its commitment to hang militants owing allegiance to the terror outfit. The letter was received by Pakistan authorities on December 19, 2014. Sources said that they were trying to verify if the letter was genuine. The letter justified the killing of young children saying the kids were committed to following in the footsteps of their parents.

Non-violent (Threat)
256 December 19


Umar Mansoor, a key TTP commander and a close aid of Mullah Fazlullah was the mastermind of December 16 militants’ attack on Peshawar Army Public School. A video posted on a website used by the TTP shows a man with a luxuriant chest-length beard, holding an admonishing finger aloft as he seeks to justify the December 16 attack. The caption identified him as Umar Mansoor. “If our women and children die as martyrs, your children will not escape,” he said. “We will fight against you in such a style that you attack us and we will take revenge on innocents.”

Non-violent (report)
257 December 20

Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

At least 21 militants, belonging to TTP and LI, were killed and six others were injured when PAF fighter jets bombed the militants’ hideouts in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
258 December 20

Mechani / Shabqadar / Charsadda / KP

Two security officials, including a soldier of the FC and a Policeman, along with two TTP militants were killed when Security Forces hit their hideout in Mechani area of Shabqadar tehsil in Charsadda District of KP.

Violent (Killing)
259 December 20

Mauripur / Kiamari Town / Karachi / Sindh

Two TTP terrorists were killed in an encounter with personnel from the Police's CID in Mauripur area of Kiamari Town in Karachi of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
260 December 21

Ittehad Town / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

The 'commander' of TTP, identified as Amjad alias Sajjad Langra, was killed in an encounter with the Rangers during a raid at a militant hideout in Ittehad Town of Baldia Town in Karachi of Sindh. A Rangers spokesperson said that the raid was conducted on the basis of information received about the presence of a large cache of weapons and explosives prepared for militant activity.

Violent (Killing)
261 December 21

Gulshan-e-Buner / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

The Rangers claimed to have arrested eight militants during ongoing targeted raids in Baldia Town and Gulshan-e-Buner area of Orangi Town in Karachi of Sindh. The arrested suspects belonged to TTP-Sultanabad, Karachi, and weapons and explosives were confiscated from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)
262 December 21

Karachi / Sindh

An ATC issued non-bailable arrest warrants for TTP 'chief' Mullah Fazlullah, 'spokesman' Shahidullah Shahid and nine others for storming the Karachi airport on June 8, 2014.

Non-violent (Arrest warrant)
263 December 22

Sohrab Goth / Gadap Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Police team of District Malir killed 13 militants belonging to al Qaeda and the TTP during a shootout in Deluxe Town bungalows of Sohrab Goth area in Gadap Town of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (Killing)
264 December 22

Jhang and Faisalabad Districts / Punjab

LEAs arrested three TTP militants from Jhang and Faisalabad Districts for their involvement in terror-related cases in Gujrat District.

Non-violent (Arrest)
265 December 22

Islamabad / Pakistan

Political activist Muhammad Jibran Nasir, who has been spearheading protests against Lal Masjid cleric, Maulana Abdul Aziz, was allegedly threatened by TTP-JuA 'spokesperson' Ehsanullah Ehsan. Jibran Nasir said that he recorded the conversation and verified the voice of the caller with the help of media contacts who were familiar with Ehsan's voice.

Non-violent (Threat)
266 December 22


The 'spokesman' of TTP Mohammad Khurasani threatens media of dire consequences by claiming the killing of 120 of its men in past 2 days. According to a statement issued, Muhammad Khurasani blamed media and intellects for, what they said, insensitively ignoring the killings of TTP men. "Media will have to face dire consequences for backing the security forces", he threatened.

Non-violent (Threat)
267 December 23

Nassai / Killa Saifullah / Balochistan

SFs conducted a raid and arrested five TTP militants from Nassai area of Killa Saifullah District. An unnamed security official said, "Militants belong to banned TTP", adding that the militants were also involved in kidnappings for ransom in the area. SFs also recovered weapons and explosives from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)
268 December 24

Surjani Town / Karachi / Sindh

Three suspected militants belonging to TTP were killed in an `encounter' in Surjani Town in Karachi. The deceased were identified as Anwar, Shere Raheem and Nasrullah, who belonged to TTP (Khan Zaman group), said Karachi West SSP, Azfar Mahesar.

Violent (Killing)
269 December 26

Shawal / NWA / FATA

At least seven terrorists were killed and five others sustained injuries in two US drone attacks targeting two compounds of TTP-Punjab Chapter militants (also known as Punjabi Taliban) in the Shawal area of NWA in FATA.

Violent (Killing)
270 December 26

Korangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

Three TTP militants were arrested during a targeted raid in Korangi Industrial Area of Korangi Town in Karachi of Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
271 December 26

Kuchlak / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 12 suspected militants, including two TTP 'commanders' were arrested during a raid conducted by SFs in house in Kuchlak area of Quetta. Arms and ammunition and suicide jackets were recovered from the house.

Non-violent (Arrest)
272 December 29


The TTP released a new video accusing the Pakistani Army of attacking the 'Mujahideen' even after using them for "blood game" and "proxy war" in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of "so-called freedom" and in Afghanistan. The video purportedly of its senior 'commander' Adnan Rashid, calls upon the soldiers of Pakistani Army to join the TTP listing the atrocities committed by force including "killing of millions" and "raping of own sisters" during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

Non-violent (Video Release)





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