Events over the past week highlight the deteriorating situation in the country NWFP/FATA map. Red agencies are openly controlled by the Taliban; yellow are under threat. Click map to view. Over the past week, the Taliban have been very active in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. The Taliban attacked the town of Tank, re initiated its […]
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Muslim insurgents shot 3 Thais, including a teacher, and 4 others were wounded in bombings in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces. The Thai government has asked Malaysia to not sell weapons to Muslim insurgents and clamp down on the border. The 11 insurgents captured last week are not believed to be Malaysians.
NATO and Afghan forces have captured several Taliban leaders over the past 2 days, including a commander in Khost, an unnamed commander in Helmand and the team responsible for the assassination attempt on a senior tribal leader in Kandahar. Eight Taliban and 5 police were killed after the Taliban attacked a police station in Uruzgan.
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