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Inside job suspected in suicide attack on US soldiers in Pakistan

The planning and execution of the suicide car bomb attack in Dir was "too perfect," according to US military and intelligence officials.


3 US soldiers among 9 killed in bombing in northwest Pakistan

The US soldiers were killed while traveling to attend the opening of a girls' school in Dir. The soldiers served as trainers to the Frontier Corps.


Predators pound terrorist camp in North Waziristan

Eighteen missiles were reported to have been fired from five unmanned strike aircraft. Seventeen terrorists are said to have been killed.


Reports of Pakistani Taliban leader's death are premature

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-new-thumb.jpgA Pakistani television channel claimed today that Hakeemullah Mehsud died days after a Jan. 14 strike and was buried recently in Arakzai. The Pakistani military and US intelligence will not confirm the report.


Suicide bomber kills 17 Pakistanis in Bajaur

The attack took place as the Taliban are liquidating opposing tribal leaders and the military is conducting airstrikes against the Taliban.


US airstrike targets Haqqani Network in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgNine Haqqani Network fighters have been reported killed. The strike is the first in 10 days.


Wanted Abu Sayyaf operative reported killed in North Waziristan

usman.jpgThe US has a $1 million bounty on Abdul Basit Usman for conducting attacks that murdered civilians. He is thought to have been killed in a strike on Jan. 14.


No new offensives against the Taliban this year: Pakistani Army

"We are not going to conduct any major new operations against the militants over the next 12 months" as the military is "overstretched," the top Pakistani military spokesman said. The government has also agreed to a peace deal with the Mehsud tribes in South Waziristan.


US airstrike in North Waziristan kills 6

The strike hit a compound in the Datta Khel region, a region that hosts a headquarters for al Qaeda's Shadow Army.


Latest US airstrike in Pakistan kills 20

The US again targeted Hakeemullah in a region in North Waziristan that borders South Waziristan.


'I am alive' - Hakeemullah Mehsud

Balawi-Hakeemullah-thumb2.JPGThe Taliban chief released another audiotape to reporters; this time he provided a date to prove he is alive.


Wanted Palestinian reported killed in US airstrike in North Waziristan

rahim-thumb.JPGJamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, of the Abu Nidal Organization who participated in killing 22 hostages during the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am flight 73, is thought to have been killed in the Jan. 9 airstrike.


US strikes kill 11 in North Waziristan

Eight Taliban and three "foreigners" were reported killed in the most recent strikes in North Waziristan. The US has carried out nine strikes in Pakistan over the past 16 days.


Pakistani Taliban chief survived US airstrike

Hakeemullah-Mehsud-3-thumb.jpgHakeemullah Mehsud dodged yesterday's airstrike, according to US intelligence officials. He may have been wounded in the attack.


Hakeemullah Mehsud targeted in latest US airstrike in Pakistan

The leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan was reported killed in the early morning strike in North Waziristan. His spokesman denied he was killed.


Tracking the US air campaign in Pakistan

pred-strikes-pie-thumb2.jpgThe data on the US airstrikes against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan's lawless tribal agencies, updated in real time.


US airstrike hits Taliban camp in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe latest attack targeted a compound formerly used as a seminary. Ten Taliban fighters are thought to have been killed.


Jordanian al Qaeda operative killed in US airstrike in Pakistan

Mansur-al-Shami-thumb.JPGMansur al Shami was an al Qaeda ideologue and a bodyguard for al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan. His death was reported on jihadist forums.


US airstrike kills 4 Taliban fighters in North Waziristan

The strike targeted a training center in a region run by Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadar. Today's strike is the fifth this year and the sixth in 10 days.


CIA suicide bomber appears on tape with leader of Pakistani Taliban

Balawi-Hakeemullah-thumb2.JPGThe Jordanian who attacked a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi, is seen on a martyrdom tape with Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.