• Gunmen kill 3 paramilitary forces in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A senior police officer says gunmen riding on motorcycles have ambushed a vehicle carrying paramilitary forces in northwest Pakistan, killing three of them before fleeing.

  • Pakistan's Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Khan said authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour. Khan also condemned the drone strike, calling it a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Tuesday that authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour.

  • A Pakistani police officer and paramedics stand beside two dead bodies reportedly killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, at a hopsital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, May 22, 2016. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, had been killed in the strike. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death of the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the insurgent movement stronger by bringing back dissident commanders and unifying the movement’s ranks, a senior Afghan Taliban figure said on Tuesday.

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 file photo, shows Taliban leader Mullah Mansour.  The U.S. conducted an airstrike Saturday, May 21, 2016, against the Taliban leader the Pentagon said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the attack occurred in a remote region along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He said the U.S. was studying the results of the attack.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    Mansour’s brief rein as chief marked by turmoil

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour’s brief rule, which ended with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife.

  • Pakistani police kill 14 alleged al-Qaida militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police acting on intelligence killed 14 al-Qaida members and other militants in two separate shootouts in central Pakistan, authorities said Friday.

  • A Pakistani security official inspects a motorcycle following a bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. An apparent twin bombing killed a Pakistani police officer and wounded nine people in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, police said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Twin blasts kill police officer in northwestern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A twin bombing killed a Pakistani police officer and wounded nine people in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, police said.