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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.

Pakistani military claims success in Bajaur

The Army, backed by tribal militias, is advancing on Taliban strongholds in the Mamond region.

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.