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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a naval college in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday, killing at least five people and injuring 19. The chief of the US military held talks with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and other top Pakistani military officials on Tuesday, his second visit to Pakistan within a month. The US will send a squad of military advisers to Pakistan to train soldiers fighting militants in the country's restive tribal areas.
Clashes between local tribesman and the Lashkar-e-Islam in Khyber agency resulted in 12 dead. The Lashkar-e-Islam raided the town of Shaikhan and set fire to CD shops as well as video centers, TV sets, VCRs, and cassettes. Security forces arrested three Taliban operatives in Swat, including a suicide cell leader.
A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a tribal meeting in Kohat, 40 were killed and more than 40 wounded. A Taliban suicide bomber killed two and wounded 24 in Bajaur on March 1. Three Taliban fighters were detained in Swat.
Thirteen al Qaeda and Taliban operatives were killed in an airstrike in South Waziristan. More than 100 Taliban attacked a police post in on the outskirts of Peshawar and burned the station down. Four Taliban fighters were captured in Swat while 10 suspects were released.
The assassination of the Army's surgeon general has been linked back to the tribal areas. Security forces arrested a likely plotter in the October assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto.Three close aides Maulana Fazlullah were arrested in Swat. Pakistan People™s Party-backed candidate for the Upper Kurram seat in the assembly was wounded in an IED attack with three others.
A suicide bomber killed the Army's surgeon general in an attack in Rawalpindi. Four Pakistanis were killed and 10 wounded in an attack on a British-run NGO in Mansehra. The Taliban fired rockets into Peshawar. The military vowed to oust the Taliban from Swat. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan does not benefit from fighting the war on terror.