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Police in Islamabad arrested Abdullah Umar, an al Qaeda operative who is thought to have been behind the murder of the prosecutor who was investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as well as terrorists involved in the 2008 attack on Mumbai, India. Security forces in Chaman captured a "militant" and seized suicide vests, "32 land mines, seven remote-controlled bombs, 20 anti-personnel mines and other arms and ammunition."
The minister of state for foreign affairs castigated a US Embassy official for a drone strike, and called the US attacks a "violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity." Yesterday's drone strike in North Waziristan killed six "militants."
Nawaz Sharif, the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, has been sworn in as prime minister. Sharif immediately called for the US to end drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal area. In the past he has called for negotiations with the Taliban.