Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US will continue to “use all relevant tools to uphold our commitment to see to it that international terrorists are not able to operate with impunity in Afghanistan”.
The attack comes a week after Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ended a ceasefire with the government this week.
Munir takes control at a time when the army has been drawn into a political showdown between government and ex-PM Imran Khan, even as the country faces an economic crisis and latest threat from TTP terror group.
Militants with automatic rifles attacked a police vehicle patrolling a village 100 kilometres from the Afghan border.
A time-controlled device on a motorbike killed at least 3 people and left dozens others wounded in the country's second largest city.
In a recent Texas hostage-taking incident, the perpetrator demanded US officials release Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman imprisoned for alleged connections with Al Qaeda.
Pakistani security forces were raiding suspected hideouts in the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan when four soldiers were killed "during an intense exchange of fire".
The incident comes a day after the militant group ended a month-long truce, accusing the government of violating the terms of the agreement.
The Taliban’s challenge is to root out Daesh's Khorasan wing without sowing the seeds of another long war.
Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
Provincial counterterrorism department says militants opened fire on police triggering a gun battle that left nine “terrorists” dead.
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