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5 killed in bombing at shrine in eastern Pakistan

A remotely triggered bomb was detonated this morning at a Sufi and Hindu shrine in the city of Pakpattan in Punjab province.


Siraj Haqqani sheltering in Kurram, near area of US helicopter strikes

The operational leader of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network is thought to have been in the same area in Pakistan where US Apache helicopters carried out cross-border attacks last month. Siraj's presence in part sparked the Pakistani military's outrage over the incursion.


Taliban bomb mosque in Peshawar, kill 5

The attack is the Taliban's latest in a long string of attacks at religious institutions in Pakistan. The Taliban have also stepped up attacks against security forces, killing 17 soldiers and paramilitary troops over the past week.


Al Qaeda IED cell member properly detained at Gitmo, judge finds

A DC district judge denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by an Afghan detained at Gitmo. The judge's decision and declassified memos produced at Gitmo indicate that the detainee, known as Obaydullah, was a member of an al Qaeda IED cell tasked with attacking US forces.


Taliban step up attacks in South Waziristan

Eight Pakistani soldiers have been killed in attacks since Oct. 15, and another was captured.


'Al Qaeda associate' killed during Kunar operation

Gul Nabi was killed during a firefight in the Pech River Valley. Nabi "facilitated the movement of Pakistani and Arab fighters into Kunar province."


US Predators strike in Datta Khel, killing 6 'militants'

So far this year, the US has hit targets in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in 24 of the 88 strikes.


Conflicting reports mean the death of senior Pakistani Taliban leader unlikely

qari-hussain.JPGThe Taliban denied that Qari Hussain Mehsud was killed, while US intelligence officials refused to confirm the reports. Qari Hussain is known as the "teacher of suicide bombers."


US Predators launch pair of strikes in Mir Ali

Up to five "militants" were reported killed. Five of the last 11 strikes have hit targets in Mir Ali.


Coalition, Afghan troops capture deputy shadow governor in Nimroz

A senior IED facilitator was also captured during a recent raid in the southwestern province.


US Predators kill 11 'militants' in al Qaeda hub of Datta Khel

Predators and Reapers hit four separate targets in the town of Lataka, indicating that a high-value target was the focus of the strike.


'Salafist group' allied with Taliban, al Qaeda behind kidnapping of slain British aid worker

Jamaat ul Dawa al Quran kidnapped Linda Norgrove and had intended to transfer her to senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders.


US Predators kill 7 'militants' in al Qaeda hub in North Waziristan

The strike is the latest in the Mir Ali area, a known stronghold of Abu Kasha al Iraqi and al Qaeda.


Judge finds that Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee was no charity worker

A district judge denied a Kuwaiti Gitmo detainee's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in September. The detainee, Fayiz al Kandari, claims that he was a mere charity worker, but he was really an influential al Qaeda recruiter with ties to a terror cell that launched an attack on the US Marines in 2002.


Al Qaeda leader linked to Iran may have been killed in recent Predator strike

Press reports indicate that Atiyah Abd al Rahman, who is Osama bin Laden's ambassador to Iran, was killed in a recent airstrike in northern Pakistan. US intelligence officials cannot confirm Atiyah's death, but do confirm that he has relocated from Iran to northern Pakistan.


Taliban torch 27 NATO fuel trucks in southern Pakistan

The tankers were hit in Mithri, south of Quetta. More than 150 fuel tankers and supply trucks have been destroyed in five major attacks since Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass on Sept. 30.


US Predators kill 9 in pair of strikes in North Waziristan

Nine terrorists, including "foreigners," were reported killed in strikes in the Datta Khel and Mohammed Khel areas.


Taliban assassinate Kunduz governor in attack at mosque

Governor Mohammed Omar was outspoken in his opposition to the Taliban and allied terror groups. He was killed in a bombing at a mosque along with 14 others during Friday prayers.


Senior bin Laden aide killed in recent Predator strike

Mohammed Usman was a key member of Brigade 313 and helped unite al Qaeda with several Pakistani jihadist groups.


British, German jihadists involved in Europe plot killed in Predator strikes

Abu_Askar-thumb.jpgA leader of the British cell and two German cell members were killed in Predator strikes in September. Abdul Jabbar was named the leader of the Islamic Army of Great Britain.