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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.


Pakistan captures Afghan Taliban's shadow governor of Baghlan province

Mullah Mir Mohammad was arrested along with Mullah Abdul Salam, the shadow governor of Kunduz. Pakistan also rounded up nine al Qaeda operatives and local Taliban commanders in Karachi.


US airstrikes target Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

Three Haqqani Network fighters are among the four terrorists reported killed in the fourth US attack in five days. Siraj Haqqani was the target of the strike.


Pakistan detains Taliban shadow governor of Kunduz

Mullah Abdul Salam was captured by the ISI and CIA in Faisalabad one week ago. Salam is the second senior Taliban leader captured in Pakistan in the past two weeks.


Latest US airstrike kills 3 in North Waziristan

The attack is the third in four days, and may signal an uptick in US operations in the tribal areas.


Taliban confirm Mullah Baradar captured

Two Taliban leaders said Mullah Omar's deputy has indeed been captured, and that it occurred not in Karachi but during the operation in Marja in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


Mullah Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's deputy commander, reported captured in Karachi

Pakistani and US intelligence services captured the deputy leader and operational commander of the Afghan Taliban during a raid in Karachi, US officials told The New York Times. A Taliban spokesman denied the report.


US strike kills 4 in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgUnmanned aircraft targeted a vehicle in the Taliban-controlled region. The attack is the second in 24 hours.


Taliban's mastermind of suicide attacks is alive

qari-hussain.JPGQari Hussain Mehsud spoke to the media to take credit for last week's suicide attacks that killed policemen in Bannu. The Pakistani government had claimed that Qari Hussain was killed along with Hakeemullah Mehsud.


US strikes training camp in North Waziristan

Five terrorists were killed in an attack in the Mir Ali region. The airstrike is the first in more than a week.


Hakeemullah alive, will release tape: Taliban commander

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-3-thumb.jpgA Taliban commander claims that Hakeemullah Mehsud convened the executive council and decided it was time to prove he was alive.


15 killed in attacks on police in northwestern Pakistan

The twin bombings mark the fourth major attack against security forces in Pakistan's violent northwestern border with Afghanistan. Twelve policemen were among those killed.


Taliban deny Hakeemullah is dead

Maulvi Noor Jamal, the Taliban commander reported to have replaced Hakeemullah, denied that the leader is dead and said he is not in charge. Pakistan's interior minister claims he has "credible" information that Hakeemullah is dead.


Suicide bomber kills 19 in Khyber

The bombing in Khyber is the first major Taliban strike in more than a week. Eleven tribal policemen were among those killed.


New rumors of the death of Pakistani Taliban leader emerge

Balawi-Hakeemullah-thumb2.JPGThe latest report, which contradicts the previous rumor, states that Hakeemullah Mehsud died in Multan on Feb. 9 from wounds suffered in a US Predator strike in mid-January. The top Taliban spokesman maintains that Hakeemullah is alive.