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Taliban overrun security outpost, kill 16 Pakistani troops

More than 300 Taliban fighters attacked an outpost in Dir from across the border in Kunar province. The Taliban reportedly beheaded five of the Pakistani troops.


US Predators kill 25 in North Waziristan strike

The strike in the Mir Ali area is the first in more than a week, and took place just one day after Admiral Mullen completed a trip to patch up ties with Pakistan's military.


17 Taliban, 'foreign fighters' killed during hunt for al Qaeda commander in Kunar

The al Qaeda leader "commands and facilitates insurgents throughout the province and border region, directing weapons acquisition, movement, employment of fighters and equipment to Kunar for attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces."


ISAF captures IMU/Haqqani Network facilitators in Ghazni

One Haqqani Network commander "provided safe havens for foreign fighters traveling from Kunduz to Paktika province and Pakistan for tactical training and operations" while the other also worked for the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


Al Qaeda's commander for Kunar, several operatives killed in airstrike

Commander Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas, a Pakistani al Qaeda leader, and several of his fighters were confirmed to have been killed in an April 14 airstrike.


Haqqani Network/IMU facilitator targeted in Afghan east

The commander "assists the networks with the acquisition, movement and employment [of] foreign fighters, including Iranians."


US Predator strike kills 6 Haqqani Network fighters in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgToday's attack ends a 27-day pause in the covert program.


Suicide bomber kills pro-government tribal leader, 9 Afghans in Kunar

Haji Malik Zarin led Kunar's High Peace Council. The Taliban denied it carried out the attack.


350 suicide bombers training in North Waziristan

A young suicide bomber who was captured said the camps are run by a Taliban leader known as Commander Sangeen Khan.


Taliban suicide assault team strikes Kandahar police, kills 6

The Mullah Dadullah Front, a radical Taliban subgroup closely linked to al Qaeda, is likely behind today's complex attack.


ISAF captures al Qaeda's top Kunar commander

Abu Ikhlas al Masri served as al Qaeda's Kunar operations commander before he was captured in a special operations raid in Kunar in December 2010. Kunar remains an al Qaeda haven.


US troops defeat Taliban assault on base in Nangarhar

A Taliban force of 25 fighters attacked Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar province, but was routed by US troops guarding the base.


Suicide bomber kills 8 in northwestern Pakistan

The suicide bombing in Lower Dir is the fourth such attack in northwestern Pakistan since March 30.


Suicide bombers kill 41 at Sufi shrine in central Pakistan

The Taliban claimed the attack, which occurred during a religious festival at the Sakhi Sarwar shrine in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab province.


Ex-Gitmo detainee training Libyan rebels in Derna

A former Guantanamo detainee named Sufyan Ben Qumu is training Derna's rebels. Declassified memos prepared at Gitmo note that Qumu was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group's military committee, trained at Osama bin Laden's camps, worked for al Qaeda front companies, and was a known "extremist" with "no qualms about committing terrorist acts."


Senior Jemaah Islamiyah leader in Pakistani custody

Umar-Patek.jpgIndonesia is sending a team to Pakistan to investigate reports that Umar Patek was captured. Patek is a senior Jemaah Islamiyah operative and has been connected to the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.


Northeastern Afghan district falls after Taliban assault

A large Taliban force attacked the district center in Waygal today and drove out Afghan police. The Taliban claim to have kidnapped 13 police and seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition.


Taliban kill 14 Pakistani troops in Khyber ambush

A colonel and a captain were among the Frontier Corps troops killed in an ambush in the Atakhel area of the Pakistani tribal agency of Khyber.


Taliban create Lashkar-e-Khorasan to hunt Predator spies

The group was established by the Haqqani Network and Hafiz Gul Bahadar to root out so-called US spies that aid in the US' Predator campaign in Pakistan.


Suicide bomber kills 5 Pakistani policemen

Five policemen in Hangu were killed as the Taliban continue their terror campaign in the regions surrounding the provincial capital of Peshawar.