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Taliban claim deadly Faisalabad blast, target Pakistani intelligence

The Taliban detonated a car bomb at a compressed natural gas station today, killing more than 32 people. The target was a nearby headquarters for the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate.


Taliban kill 9 in bombing at mosque in northwestern Pakistan

The Taliban continue their terror campaign in the central region of northwestern Pakistan. The attack is the latest at mosques and other religious sites in Pakistan.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 9 in Hangu; 6 police killed in ambush in Khyber

The attacks are the latest in the Taliban's renewed offensive in the central regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal agencies.


Punjabi Taliban, al Qaeda assassinate Pakistan's Christian minorities minister

Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down after leaving his mother's home in Islamabad. He was killed for opposing Pakistan's repressive blasphemy laws.


Taliban execute 4 tribesmen 'spying for America' in North Waziristan

"We killed them because they were spying for America, anyone who acts like this will face the same fate," the Taliban statement read. The men were shot in the face multiple times.


Afghan intel links Jalalabad bank attack, other suicide attacks to Pakistan

Jalalabad-Taliban-terror-assault.JPGThe Taliban fighters involved in the Jalalabad bank attack spoke to their handlers over the phone during the operation.The NDS linked that and other suicide attacks to the Taliban in Pakistan.


Taliban torch NATO tankers, kill 4 drivers in Peshawar

More than 20 Taliban fighters attacked a convoy carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike hit a car and a compound in the Datta Khel area, a known haven for al Qaeda and allied terrorist groups.


Judge finds Gitmo detainee was no 'Gucci jihadist'

In an opinion released on Feb. 18, a DC district judge denied the habeas corpus petition of Guantanamo detainee Mashour Abdullah Muqbel al Sabri; the decision contradicts earlier district court rulings in important ways. Al Sabri's career demonstrates that there was extensive overlap between Taliban and al Qaeda operations prior to Sept. 11, 2001.


Al Qaeda operative, 'Punjabis' thought killed in South Waziristan Predator strike

Pakistani officials claimed that Abu Zaid al Iraqi, al Qaeda's financier in Pakistan, and "Punjabi" terrorists were killed in yesterday's Predator strike in South Waziristan.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan, kill 9 'militants'

Predators hit a compound in the Miramshah area, which is under the control of the Haqqani Network. The strike is the second in two days.


US Predators strike in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first since Jan. 23, and ends a long pause in attacks against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Video: Pakistani Taliban execute Colonel Imam

ColImamExecuteTN.jpgHakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, is seen on the video, directing the execution. Pakistani officials recovered Imam's body in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.


Hakeemullah Mehsud alive, shown on tape executing former ISI officer

The Pakistani Taliban emir is seen directing the execution of Colonel Imam on videotape released to the Pakistani press. The tape confirms that Hakeemullah was not killed in an early October 2010 Predator strike.


US helos kill more than 30 Taliban fighters in Kunar

The Taliban fighters were killed during a four-hour-long engagement with a US air weapons team.


HIG media emir, military commander detained in Afghan raids

A HIG media emir involved with suicide attacks in Kabul and linked to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was captured in Parwan. And in Khost, the commander of a 50-man HIG cell was captured.


Analysis: Gap in Pakistan Predator strikes not unusual

predator-uav.jpgThe current pause in strikes is the third-longest since the US ramped up strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas in 2008.


Deputy emir of al Qaeda training camp agrees to plea deal at Gitmo

An al Qaeda trainer agreed to a plea deal at Gitmo on Tuesday. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed. The trainer, Noor Uthman Mohammed, was captured alongside top al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah in March 2002 and was allegedly involved in Zubaydah's plot against Israel.


German terrorists pass through Yemen, meet Awlaki, before joining IMU in Pakistan

Abu-Ibrahim-al-Almani.JPGAbu Ibrahim al Almani and his brother Abu Adam fought in Yemen for a year before moving to Pakistan on the advice of Anwar al Awlaki. Their move to Pakistan was "very professionally organized."


Taliban suicide assault team hits police station in Kandahar

Afghan security officials repelled the assault on the provincial police headquarters in Kandahar. The Taliban also launched other small-scale attacks against police in the provincial capital.