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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.


ISAF captures IMU leader who ran terror camps in Afghan north

The unnamed IMU commander ran "multiple IMU training camps and was involved with the facilitation and movement of fighters in and out of Samangan training camps, including fighters' movement to Pakistan."


Afghan al Qaeda/Taliban commander threatens to avenge Pakistan drone strike

qari-zia-rahman.JPGQari Zia Rahman said that al Qaeda and the Taliban have jointly decided to attack US and Afghan forces to retaliate for the March 17 Predator strike in Datta Khel.


Taliban punish 4 'spies' for recent deadly airstrike

The so-called spies were killed for aiding in the controversial March 17 Predator strike in Datta Khel.


North Waziristan tribal leaders vow to wage jihad, carry out suicide attacks against the US

The tribal leaders in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled agency made the threats against the US after holding a press conference in Peshawar.


Pakistan's Army chief 'condemns' US Predator airstrike in Datta Khel

General Kayani said today's Predator strike in Datta Khel was a "senseless attack" that targeted "a jirga of peaceful citizens including elders of the area." A senior Taliban commander and 10 fighters were among those killed.


US Predators strike again in al Qaeda stronghold of Datta Khel

predator-uav.jpgThe strike appears to have targeted a meeting between rival "militant" groups in North Waziristan, which was being hosted by tribal elders loyal to so-called "good Taliban" leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar.


US Predators strike in Datta Khel area in North Waziristan

Datta Khel is a known safe haven for al Qaeda and allied terror groups. Today's strike is the fifth in Pakistan's tribal areas in six days.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan, kill 6

The strike is the third in Pakistan's tribal areas in two days, and the second in an area controlled by the Haqqani Network.


US Predators strike again in Pakistan's tribal areas

The strike near Miramshah in North Waziristan is the second today. Six "militants" were reported killed.


US Predators miss target in South Waziristan strike

Four "rebels" escaped after the first volley of missiles missed their target. Three of the last six Predator strikes have taken place in South Waziristan.


Raid in Afghan east targets Hizb-i Islami Khalis leader

The Hizb-i Islami Khalis helped Osama bin Laden enter Afghanistan in 1996, and aided in his escape to Pakistan during the Battle of Tora Bora. ISAF has not mentioned HIK by name in its press releases prior to today.


US Predators kill 5 in al Qaeda haven in North Waziristan

Predators fired a second round of missiles at a car, indicating that an important terrorist leader or operative was the target of the strike.


US Predators are killing 'hardcore elements' and 'foreigners' - Pakistani general

The commander of Pakistan's 7 Division, which operates in North Waziristan, claimed that few civilians are killed in the covert US airstrikes in Pakistan's tribal areas.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 37 at funeral in Peshawar

The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, which targeted members of an anti-Taliban militia in the Matni area. The Taliban have targeted the same militia in the past.


US Predators kill 5 in strike in South Waziristan

The strike ends an 11-day-long lull in the CIA-directed attacks in Pakistan's tribal agencies. A compound in Mullah Nazir's territory was the target of the attack.


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.