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Pakistan detains senior Afghan Taliban leader: Report

Agha Jan Mohtasim, the former Finance Minister during the Taliban regime and a relative of Mullah Omar, is reported to have been detained along with three associates.


Afghan Taliban's 'surge commander' Zakir not in custody

Mullah Abdul Qayum Zakir, a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, is not in Pakistani custody, according to US and Afghan intelligence officials.


Bajaur cleared of Taliban: Pakistani general

The commander of the Frontier Corps claimed the Taliban have been driven from Bajaur and the movement "is no longer significant" in the tribal areas.


Taliban confirm wanted terror leader Qari Zafar killed in US airstrike

Zafar was involved in several major attacks in Pakistan, including the 2006 suicide attack on the US Consulate in Karachi and attacks on major hotels in Islamabad in 2008 and Peshawar in 2009. The US had a $5 million bounty out for Zafar.


Al Qaeda-linked Chinese terrorist leader reported killed in US strike in Pakistan

Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party, may have been killed in the Feb. 15 airstrike in North Waziristan. The report is unconfirmed.


CIA agents killed in suicide attack 'a gift from Allah'

Khurisani.JPGThe Jordanian-born al Qaeda suicide bomber explained how he was able to trick his intelligence handlers and lure CIA officials and a Jordanian intelligence official into a suicide bombing trap on a US outpost in Khost.


Taliban release videotape of Hakeemullah Mehsud

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-new-thumb.jpgThe leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan is seen in an interview, but there is no indication as to when the tape was recorded.


Suicide bomber targets police in Pakistan's northwest

The blast leveled a police station and a mosque in the district of Karak, killing three policemen and a civilian.


Pakistani court blocks transfer of Mullah Baradar and four senior Taliban leaders to Afghanistan

The Lahore High Court ruled that Baradar and other members of the Quetta Shura could not be extradited to Afghanistan, the US, or any other country.


Suicide assault teams target foreigners in Afghan capital

A team of suicide bombers struck at sites frequented by foreigners. Five Indians are among the 17 people reported killed.


Fedayeen-i-Islam commander thought killed in US airstrike

Qari Mohammed Zafar is reported to have been killed in a recent strike outside of Miramshah. Zafar was involved in serveral major attacks in Pakistan, including the 2002 suicide attack on the US Consulate in Karachi. The US has a $5 million bounty out for Zafar.


US hits Haqqani Network in North Waziristan, kills 8

Unmanned strike aircraft hit a compound and a vehicle in a village outside of Miramshah. Three foreign fighters are among those killed.


The Afghan Taliban's top leaders

A look at the Afghan Taliban's top leaders, its regional military shuras, and its governing committees.


Iran captures Jundallah's leader

abdulmalik-rigi-thumb.jpgAbdul Malik Rigi, the founder and leader of Jundallah, was captured during an operation in eastern Iran, the Intelligence Ministry said.


Suicide bomber kills senior anti-Taliban leader in Nangarhar

Mohammad Haji Zaman, a former mujahedeen commander who fought against al Qaeda at Tora Bora, was killed along with 14 others in an attack at a tribal meeting.


Another senior Afghan Taliban leader detained in Pakistan

Maulvi Abdul Kabir, the leader of the Taliban's shura in Peshawar and a key link to allied terror groups, has been captured by Pakistani intelligence officials in Nowshera in the Northwest Frontier Province.


Senior al Qaeda military commander killed in Predator strike

Sheikh Mansoor, an al Qaeda military commander in North Waziristan, is thought to have been killed in the Feb. 17 airstrike. Mansoor was a Canadian citizen and directed attacks in Afghanistan.


Suicide bombers attack police in Pakistan's northwest

The Taliban hit two police stations in the relatively stable district of Mansehra; a police chief was killed. The Pakistani Air Force killed 30 Taliban fighters in airstrikes in South Waziristan.


Jalaluddin Haqqani's son killed in North Waziristan strike: Report

Mohammed Haqqani, a military commander in the Haqqani Network, is thought to have been killed in yesterday's strike outside of Miramshah that targeted his brother, Siraj.


36 killed in bombings in Pakistan's tribal areas

Rival extremist groups vie for control in Khyber; a blast kills 11 civilians in Arakzai.