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US President Donald Trump had expressed his dissatisfaction over Pakistan's reluctance in taking strong action against terrorists.
The deadly jihadist assault came hours after government troops killed 23 fighters of a formerly US-backed rebel group inside the planned buffer zone.
Among the dead was Sahafi owner Abdifatah Abdirashid, whose father was killed in a similar attack on the same hotel three years ago, according to Radio Dalsan.
In the third quarter (July-September), overall takedowns of terrorist content declined to 3 million, of which 800,000 pieces of content were old.
Though the war on terror is often overlooked by the American public, press and lawmakers, the increased body count signals that, far from diminishing, this war remains intense.
Both the NIA and the IB have been keeping track of devious new communication tools being used by the IS, including messaging apps that encrypt texts and destroy them almost immediately.
The attack set of a firefight that lasted for hours until the government sent reinforcements and drove Taliban from the compound
The town has long been a bastion of radical Sunni Muslim groups and was one of the last IS holdouts retaken by government troops last year.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants who have for years been fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula
Investigators said they were checking whether the suspected bomber was a member of any banned organisations and talk to his friends and relatives to find out the motives for the crime.
The terrorists were killed in a joint operation mounted by the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Chaanketaar village of Tral in south Kashmir district Tuesday afternoon following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Mosaique FM said the bomber came from the Mahdia region of eastern Tunisia and that security services raided her home after the attack.
The court in Gujranwala on Saturday also ordered confiscation of assets of 22-year-old Abid Hussain and imposed a fine of Rs 280,000 on him.
While the Afghan Taliban and the LeT pose the maximum threat to international security in future, Pakistan is placed on top of the list of countries with the highest number of terrorist bases.