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A Lashkar-i-Jhangvi suicide bomber killed at least 28 Shia Hazara, including a number of women, near a Shia congregation hall in Quetta. A car bomb attack on a Frontier Corps convoy on the outskirts of Peshawar killed at least 18 civilians, and injured nine FC members and 46 civilians. A roadside bomb in North Waziristan killed four soldiers and wounded 20 more. Police arrested five Taliban in Karachi. UK Prime Minister David Cameron called on President Sharif to take "tough and uncompromising" measures against extremists; intelligence reports indicate that British extremists are becoming radicalized in Pakistan.
The military claimed to have killed 75 terrorists during a 34-day operation in 28 villages in the Para Chamkani area of the Kurram tribal agency that began on May 11; during the operation, 21 soldiers were killed and 86 wounded, and 15,000 civilians were dislocated. Security officials believe the recent assassination of a high court judge was planned from within Karachi Central Jail by militants associated with the Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Janghvi.
The Taliban killed 10 foreign mountain climbers from the US, Ukraine, China, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Nepal, and a Pakistani guide in an attack at a base camp in Gilgit-Baltistan. The Taliban also killed a soldier in North Waziristan and a security official in Bannu.