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Pakistani Taliban

Jun 12, 2014 — The strikes are the first by the U.S. in nearly six months, and come just days after the Pakistani Taliban staged an audacious attack on Karachi airport, Pakistan's largest.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The Pakistani Taliban aren't nearly as well-known as the Afghan Taliban. But they've carried out many major attacks, such as the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, and have further destabilized Pakistan.
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Mar 1, 2014 — The offer comes after the break down of talks between Islamabad and the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Mullah Fazlullah is said to have ordered the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who campaigned for girls' education. Inside Pakistan, Fazlullah rose to prominence several years ago through his fiery religious radio broadcasts, which earned him the nickname "Radio Mullah."
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Nov 1, 2013 — U.S. and Taliban officials have told various news agencies that Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in the tribal North Waziristan region of Pakistan.
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Oct 7, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head a year ago after campaigning for girls' education, has said the way forward is to talk to the Taliban.
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Jun 23, 2013 — The Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for the attack that killed nine mountaineers and a local guard at the Nanga Parbat base camp, about 150 miles from Islamabad.
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