The escape of a notorious militant and the strong-arming of the state by a radical cleric has brought Pakistan's fight against militancy into question.
Questions are being raised on social media about the whereabouts of Ehsanullah Ehsan following reports of the former TTP spokesman's claims that he had escaped from the Pakistani custody. Authorities have remained silent so far.
Days after a previous strike in Afghanistan's border region with Pakistan had killed chief of the JuA splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, the group's senior commander Asad Afridi emerges as the favourite to become the outfit's new leader.
The leader of militant group, Jamaatul Ahrar, who planned some of the deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan, died after he was wounded in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, according to a statement released by the group.
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